Olympus OM-D E-M5 and some cheap zooms


Olympus OM-D E-M5 14-42mm Zoom Lens

One of the things I like about m4/3 is the consistency of results. Between Olympus and Panasonic there are no really bad lenses. Sure some are better than others, but I've always felt that as a system even the cheapest "kit zooms" produce decent results. Since Olympus have been making good lenses for years and when Panasonic started making lenses for 4/3 sized sensors they decided to work with Leica, this is probably not surprising.  Also because of the nature of the system, there doesn't tend to be different ranges for different markets. There's not much budget, enthusiast and professional differentiation here. 

I've written about the 14-42mm and 40-150mm zooms before and I took them out the other day as a pair. The results were as usual, very good. Both lenses, with their light weight and plastic mounts do have a pretty "cheap" feel about them but this doesn't extend to their optical performance which is actually rather good.

 Olympus OM-D E-M5 40-150mm Zoom Lens

 Olympus OM-D E-M5 40-150mm Zoom Lens

 Olympus OM-D E-M5 40-150mm Zoom Lens

Olympus OM-D E-M5 14-42mm Zoom Lens

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