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    Panasonic m14-45 vs. Olympus m14-42

    I have the GF1 with the 20/1.7. I'm looking to add a zoom. At first, I wanted the Pany, but have come to appreciate the smaller size of the Oly...which is what a camera the size of the GF1 is all about.

    Has anyone used or compared both of these lenses? What will I lose besides image stabilization by using the Oly on the GF1?

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    Re: Panasonic m14-45 vs. Olympus m14-42

    Copied from a post (by the lens reviewer) at DPReview....

    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=33310156

    Advantages of Panasonic 14-45mm
    Sharper
    Lateral chromatic aberration corrected in software
    Distortion fully corrected in software (Oly 14-42 only partially corrected)
    Significantly faster AF
    Optical IS
    More common 52mm filter thread
    Designed to take a hood

    Advantages of Olympus 14-42mm
    Much better macro performance
    More portable when collapsed (but larger when extended ready to shoot)

    Here are the reviews....

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonicGF1/page19.asp

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/OlympusEP1/page21.asp

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    Re: Panasonic m14-45 vs. Olympus m14-42

    Thanks for the links...looks like the Panasonic is the clear winner.

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