Panasonic 14-45 as replacement for 12-50 on E-M5?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by deelek5, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. deelek5

    deelek5 Mu-43 Rookie

    Nov 20, 2013
    I'm not particularly thrilled with the 12-50 kit lens that came with my E-M5. I have been considering the Pany 14-45 as a replacement. Any experience with that lens on the E-M5 or thoughts on other options as a walkaround lens?
  2. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    The 14-45mm is sharper across the frame at wide angle and doesn't drop in overall resolution as much as the 12-50mm at longer focal lengths. The 14-45mm also displays quite significant purple fringing in high contrast areas towards the edge of the frame. This is removable with software but of course the true colour of the object behind isn't recoverable (dark green leaves against a bright sky for example).