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Old 23rd March 2012
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With all the talk etc about sharp lenses and IQ this and IQ that, this lens is better than that, I'd never use this lens for serious work coz it just doesn't have the quality etc.
Well I just picked a bunch of pics to print from my collection over the last few months, I chose pics that in my eye would make the best prints to put on my wall, printed them off and admired them, there were a couple I thought looked really good, sharp, detailed etc, then I questioned which lens was used, guess what.....it was with the good ole m14-150 and those pics look as good as any, for sure the m9-18 and PL 25mm pics are good too but not noticeably better than the ones taken with the 14-150, sometimes a supposedly mediocre lens just gets it right and does things it's not meant to.

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Re: Irony

Care to post some images Paul? I use the 4/3 PanLeica 14-150 all the time now and I'd be interested to see how the m4/3 14-140 performed. If it's not as bad as people have said that would make the switch to m4/3 a lot easier for me.
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Old 24th March 2012
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Here you go, who has said it's a bad lens? All things considered it performs very well for the large focal range it covers. It's a 14-150mm lens BTW.

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Re: Irony

Paul, The 4/3 Panasonic is 14-150mm, as is the m4/3 Olympus, but the m4/3 Panasonic is actually 14-140mm.

The 4/3 Panasonic 14-150mm is a highly acclaimed lens, but the 14-140mm m4/3 has received the odd negative comment here and there. I hope it's entirely unjustified as I've just been using it extensively on my recent trip to China on the E-P2, with my 7-14mm Panasonic on the E-P1 to save changing lenses.
Not seen any of the photos though as they are downloading as I type this; we only got back yesterday.
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My point is that if you just rely on graphs and studio photos of gnomes to decide how good a lens is, then you're missing out.

I found the Oly m4/3 14-150 to be a good lens - I wish I still had it, with the OM-D on it's way (eventually).
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Re: Irony

Stephen that was the OM-D combination I was considering hence my question.
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Re: Irony

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My point is that if you just rely on graphs and studio photos of gnomes to decide how good a lens is, then you're missing out.
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