Oly. 14-42 mk1 vs. 14-45

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by sani, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. sani

    sani New to Mu-43

    Mar 27, 2012
    Mooving from oly. 14-42 mk1 to pana. 14-45 can you call it an upgrde or just another slow kit lens?
  2. manju69

    manju69 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jul 1, 2011
    Stroud, UK
    I did the same thing. They say its the best kit lens and tests prove it is sharper but it is not faster. It did feel better made that the Oly, but did not focus as close which was a loss. In the end though, I sold all my kits to buy 3 primes and have not looked back (though if I had a lot of spare money i might by the proposed Panasonic 12-35x)
  3. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    The lens is sharper, particularly at the long end, and it focuses much faster. To me, that made it an upgrade.

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  4. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    It's a better lens..by how much and if it's worth the extra money is up to you (after you check out sample images).