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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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14-42mm EZ Pancake vs 43 14-42mm

Hi folks,

I have an E520 and the two kit lenses (plus the 9-18mm and 70-300mm).

I am just about to buy the E M1 and may opt to use my 43 14-42mm kit lens on it with an adapter before I can afford to buy a 12-40mm.

However, I am wondering how the pancake compares to it. Who has shot with both and could say?

Obviously the pancake has weight and size advantages, which are not to be sniffed at - but how about IQ?

Of course, if decide to still have a lightweight lens for some outings after I get the 12-40, I could always consider a prime pancake...which one then?
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Re: 14-42mm EZ Pancake vs 43 14-42mm

Having had all the 14-42 lenses, and the 12-40, I find the 14-42 EZ to be surprisingly good and is the one I have kept for when I want to go out as light and compact as possible.

The big advantage is being able to fully control the lens from a smartphone, making candid street work virtually "covert"...

IQ is not far below that of the 12-40, but is unnoticed at the resolution used for on-line media and HDTV display.

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Re: 14-42mm EZ Pancake vs 43 14-42mm

Ok. I am not sure how often I'd use it for street work as you describe but still, it sounds good.

How do others feel about the IQ question?
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Re: 14-42mm EZ Pancake vs 43 14-42mm

I use the 12-40 when IQ is the main concern and the pancake when lightness is the priority.
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