Keep or sell 14-42mm kit lens?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by danoliver1, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. danoliver1

    danoliver1 Mu-43 Rookie

    Jun 21, 2012
    I have a question I have just bought an Olympus 45mm 1.8 and a lumix 14mm 2.5 for my G2 now do I keep the kit lens 14-42mm or sell it on? I really cant see a situation where I would use it over the other two lenses?
  2. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    I think until you've got something between those two lenses the zoom is worth keeping around. Unless you need the $100 bucks urgently I'd say hold onto it for the time being.
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  3. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Maybe buy a second body to put the lens on for either a backup or as a kit that you can take when you don't want to risk the "good stuff"?

    An EPL-1 body (new) can be had for $150. Toss on the 14-42 and you've got a decent walk-around rig for not a lot of cash.

    Just an idea.


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  4. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Great idea too! Cameta has the e-pl1 refurbished (with 1 year warranty) for $129 shipped as well, about as cheap as it gets.
  5. yamark

    yamark Mu-43 Regular

    May 23, 2012
    I sold my kit lens in favor of buying the refurb epl1