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Snookerman 4th September 2016 12:20 PM

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?

Graham_of_Rainham 4th September 2016 01:16 PM

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.

*chr

Snookerman 4th September 2016 02:01 PM

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?

Melaka 4th September 2016 06:17 PM

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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