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Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by M4/3, Apr 10, 2012.
What are the pros and cons of buying the 12-50mm over the 14-42mm kit lens?
12-50mm over 14-42mm II R.
+ Wide angle, macro, weather seal, little more zoom ratio, look better on OM-D, elec zoom.
- Longer - bigger, heavier, expensive
Quality seem same. 14-42mm shoot video seem better. I like 14-42mm II R MSC but love Pany 14-45mm more!
Neither.....it's the Panny 14-45 IMVHO
Get the body-only package and pick up the MMF-3 and Zuiko 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II as your kit lens.
It works as a kit lens for the E-30, so why not the E-M5?
that combo will be better with the grip.
do you think it will AF as fast as on the E-30?
The 14-54mm is a very compact lens... it doesn't need the grip.
But no, it won't AF as fast as on the E-30. It will provide just as fast exposure, and just as sharp images. I would think that's more important, personally. The Mark II version is usable in the AF department.
I like that the 12-50 is weather sealed and does macro but think it looks a bit long on the E-M5. The 14-42 would be smaller and more compact.
That said, I got body only and most likely getting the 14-45 as kit lens Don't really need weather seal, never had any problem with any of my other cameras.
i will see for myself when the E-M5 arrives at M'sia.
best balanced combo for me is still with the G2 (GH2).
back to the topic...:tongue:
// i second Zanr Zij. //
I have MMF2, will it work with the oly 4/3 14-54mm f2.8, I have E-PM1 and G2 will this lens work well(good quality images) with these 2 cameras? Also I assume I would be able to use auto-focus as well.
Work well . AF confirmed although slower!
Get the 12-50 for all of the reasons (pro and con) mentioned above.
As an aside, if you end up not liking the 12-50, it will probably have a better resale value/market than the 14-42 II R that just about every has or has had something very similar to with their camera.