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Re: Heads up will be selling lenses soon

The 14-54 is an interesting lens as it doesn't employ ED glass, though it does have three aspherical elements. Wide open, it's softer than one might expect from a mid-range Zuiko design, but just a third or two of a stop on the aperture makes a big difference. The Mark II is optically identical apart from a newly profiled aperture iris that makes the aperture more circular. One disadvantage of the Mark II is that it can't be used with the Olympus ring flash, at least not in the way that the Mark I does (direct attachment to the lens). The Mark II is imager (live view) AF compatible, while the Mark I requires hybrid mode.

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