kit lenses

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Pap, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Pap

    Pap Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 16, 2010
    Fleetwood, PA
    other than the increase in AF what are the advantages of the new kit lens over the old on the EPL-1? I have heard the new lens has a better build quality, etc. I am more interested in the image quality differences.
  2. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
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    I do know its silent focus makes it better for video users as there won't be noise from the focus motor recorded. Not sure about optics.

  3. jopasm

    jopasm New to Mu-43

    Mar 7, 2011
    I'm pretty sure there are some other discussions on this topic already, such as this one:

    I have a MkII lens - I've only seen the MkI in stores. From my limited time with a MkI and based on what I've read online the new lens might have slightly better image quality. This is as much due to the new design (more stable 2 sections as opposed to 3) as any major optical changes.

    It's probably not worth running out and buying a MkII lens by itself, but if you're looking at new cameras the MkII+EPL2 is going to be worth the $50 or so premium over an EPL1+MkI.

    Also note I've been spoiled by the kit lens that came with my Pentax.
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