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Old 2nd September 2016
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Re: E520 - stick, wait or upgrade now?

I believe that the 12-60 Zuiko will transform the results you get from your 520 and I'm surprised at claims that the M4/3 12-40 is better. Although the dpreview review is 8 years old, it's still worth reading. Here's an extract from the conclusion:

"Indeed the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 SWD is quite simply a superb lens, which can lay claim to being one of the very best standard zooms currently available. This is a design which would have been almost unimaginable even five years ago; a 5x wideangle to telephoto zoom which, though the use of some exotic optics, manages to perform almost flawlessly across its entire range, and throws in some impressive macro performance too. The relatively fast maximum aperture (a half to a full stop faster than APS-C equivalents such as the Sony Carl Zeiss 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 or Nikon 16-85mm F:3.5-5.6 VR), coupled with the excellent wide-open performance, also allows the use of lower ISOs at equivalent light levels for maximum image quality."

Your 529 with a 12-60 may be all that you really need for your photography.

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