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shirley
3rd May 2008, 12:18 PM
I wonder if I could ask your opinion on 12-60 v 14-54 lenses.
I realise that 12-60 is more expensive and has a bigger range, however it is also more expensive. I tried the 12-60 at Woburn last week and really liked it, can anybody who has tried both let me know their opinion as to whether it is worth shelling out the extra or if the 14-54 is just as good but with a smaller range?
Thank you

andym
3rd May 2008, 12:53 PM
I wonder if I could ask your opinion on 12-60 v 14-54 lenses.
I realise that 12-60 is more expensive and has a bigger range, however it is also more expensive. I tried the 12-60 at Woburn last week and really liked it, can anybody who has tried both let me know their opinion as to whether it is worth shelling out the extra or if the 14-54 is just as good but with a smaller range?
Thank you

Hi Shirley

I own both lens's.Both are very good .The 14-54 is a bit faster at the long end ie F3.5 rather than F4 and is also a bit lighter.
I must admit that since I have had the 12-60 I do not use the 14-54 much and may consider selling it at some stage.
The 12-60 realy is a fine lens and I think a bit sharper that the 14-54.Coupled with it being wider and longer and also SWD I think it the best bet if you can run to the price.
Also consider that on the 12-60 the filter size is larger which will make the price higher for any filters you require.
Both lens's work well also with the EC14 which allows magnified close ups.

angelpaaul
3rd May 2008, 01:18 PM
Hi Shirley,

Like Andy, I own both lenses and agree with all he says. My 14-54 is just collecting dust. Is the 12-60 worth the extra? In my opinion, yes it is. Having said that, I would still be happy with the IQ of the 14-54. Both are quality lenses it's just that the 12-60 has the edge.

Regards - Paul

ianc
3rd May 2008, 07:02 PM
I'm in the same situation since getting the 12-60 I don't think I've used the 14-54. Both are great quality but the extra range of the 12-60, especially at the wide end, is really useful. Although the 12-60mm is f4 at the long end if you zoom it back to 54mm there isn't much difference between it and the 14-54.

Ian C.

Melaka
4th May 2008, 09:50 AM
I've just bought a 12-60mm and sold my 14-54mm. Both are good but I'd recommend going for the 12-60mm if you're upgrading from a kit lens and don't mind spending a bit more. The 12-60mm feels better matched to the E3than the 14-54mm.

You won't be disappointed with the 14-54mm either. It seems to be appearing quite regularly on eBay now at 200-250. That's good value and rather less than half what you'll have to pay for the 12-60mm, although their price seems to have dropped a bit recently. I paid 522.50 for mine inc p&p.