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Panasonic 14-42 or similar

Hi, I have just bought an e-m10 and an Olympus 75-300mm lens, but need something for the wider end, but after buying the camera/lens, my budget is very limited, so just looking for a basic little lens to go with them. So a panasonic 14-42 would do the job, or something similar in Olympus, don't know much about Olympus lenses, as just changed from a bridge and a Canon DSLR Thanks, Jacqui.
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Re: Panasonic 14-42 or similar

The 12-50mm kit zoom would nicely fill in the gap in your focus lengths, is very good for the price, and can usually be had quite cheaply. The biggest drawback is that is it is not little being quite long physically; it is however quite light.
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Re: Panasonic 14-42 or similar

Thanks, I will have a look in to it
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Re: Panasonic 14-42 or similar

The 12-50mm also has a pretty good macro function - it only goes to 1:2 but an insect that would fill a full frame at 1:1 on a 35mm camera will also fill the frame with the 12-50 on m43. If you are looking for a very compact lens the pany 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 is very small - your em-10 would be pocketable with it on.
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Re: Panasonic 14-42 or similar

I have a very nice, mint Olympus 40-150 4-5.6 for sale
http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=42312
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Re: Panasonic 14-42 or similar

Thanks for your replies Steve, a 40-150 is not quite wide enough as I have the 75-300mm and need something wide to go with that. I am on a really tight budget, so looking for a cheap and cheerful lens just to start, and then hopefully upgrade in a while when budget allows
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Re: Panasonic 14-42 or similar

what's your budget?
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Re: Panasonic 14-42 or similar

As cheap as possible not really sure what they will but hoping less than 60 or 70 (I know that's really poor )
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Re: Panasonic 14-42 or similar

Zuiko (John) has a 12-50mm that has just come up for sale at 105. A good price for a fine lens as he lists it as "excellent".
http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=42372
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Re: Panasonic 14-42 or similar

The Olympus 14-42 is about equal to the Panasonic version, but without the image stabilisation (to go wrong) which would be redundant on an Olympus body in any case. I can't tell any real difference quality wise between the Olympus mark I and 'R' versions, other than the mark II 'R' is a little bit quicker to focus.

Perhaps this is why the mark I goes for a bit less than the later version.
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Re: Panasonic 14-42 or similar

Thanks for all your helpful replies, I am no longer looking now, thanks
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