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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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Re: 12-42ez v 12-40

Here is a 14-42 EZ shot on an E-M5 I no filters used handheld

Beach-sunset-pool-E-M5 by Alf Branch, on Flickr

Here is a 12-40 on an E-M1 I ND grad filter used and a tripod

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Re: 12-42ez v 12-40

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Buttermere-dawn by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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Re: 12-42ez v 12-40

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I have both plus the 12-50

Standard zooms by Alf Branch, on Flickr

I find I use the 9-18 more and more for landscapes
I found the wide end of the 9-18 quite difficult to use without exaggerated effects. Probably my lack of understanding, but I find 12mm as a minimum focal length quite small enough. Just a matter of preference as to how we see the landscape I guess.
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I found the wide end of the 9-18 quite difficult to use without exaggerated effects. Probably my lack of understanding, but I find 12mm as a minimum focal length quite small enough. Just a matter of preference as to how we see the landscape I guess.
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No you see the landscape at about 22mm actually.


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Re: 12-42ez v 12-40

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No you see the landscape at about 22mm actually.


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I am not sure what point you have made.
I assumed we all know how focal lengths convert to 35mm equivalent. In my mind the comparison is 75mm which is the " normal" focal length I used the 645 negative size on 120 film.
Or have I missed the point - which is very possible.
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Re: 12-42ez v 12-40

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Here is a 14-42 EZ shot on an E-M5 I no filters used handheld

Beach-sunset-pool-E-M5 by Alf Branch, on Flickr

Here is a 12-40 on an E-M1 I ND grad filter used and a tripod

Beach-sunset-pool by Alf Branch, on Flickr

Taken at roughly the same time
How would they compare as A3 prints on glossy paper ?
I find it difficult to see subleties ( splelling ? ) on screen.
I see the main advantage of the 12-40 being wider aperture at 40mm, weatherproofing ( maybe necessary in the Dales next week ), build quality and 12mm rather than 14mm at the wide end.
I think a more interesting exercise would be to compare big printed images from my new 12-40 with my 25mm prime at f2.8 and F4.
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