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    The Humble OMD 12-50 kit lens

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    I guess that most of us looked at how slow this is and slung it in the cupboard (that's assuming that we couldn't buy a body only deal).

    Having been rather startled at how good the equally slow lens on the Leica XV is . . . I thought I'd revisit the Olympus kit lens, so I dug it out of the back of the cupboard and went walkies with it this morning.

    The lens is nice and small and light, and the push macro function works really well. I suppose that one can criticise the IQ, but I was just really pleased with the versatility, and the shots which resulted.

    Here are a few snaps!





















    I'm really pleased with it - what a bargain, and it's weather sealed!

    Sometimes it's worth making small sacrifices in IQ (and they really are small) to give yourself more photo opportunities.

    All the best

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    Re: The Humble OMD 12-50 kit lens

    +1, Jono.

    There's little humble about the 12-50! If I weren't such a lens snob about the Panasonic 12-35, it would live on my camera. As it is, I miss its macro capabilities.

    --Matt

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    Re: The Humble OMD 12-50 kit lens

    Quote Originally Posted by MGrayson View Post
    +1, Jono.

    There's little humble about the 12-50! If I weren't such a lens snob about the Panasonic 12-35, it would live on my camera. As it is, I miss its macro capabilities.

    --Matt
    HI Matt
    I also have the 12-35 . . . . but it wouldn't have managed several of these shots, and the ones it would . . . . . would they have been better? I'm not so sure!

    all the best

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    Re: The Humble OMD 12-50 kit lens

    Agreed. It is the human failing of "I paid so much for this lens, I'd better use it!" that keeps the 12-35 on camera.

    --Matt
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    Re: The Humble OMD 12-50 kit lens

    Overall one of the best lenses I ever owned!

    Size, weight, versatility and reasonable IQ!!!
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    Re: The Humble OMD 12-50 kit lens

    +1, and even more versatile underwater! I have no desire at all for a 12-35. This little lens is also a killer travel lens on my om-d.
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