New Olympus and Pansasonic pancake zoom reviews.


Size comparison image on courtesy of ePhotozine.

We have the lucky choice between two great pancake zooms. But which one should you buy? Here are two new reviews to get an idea about their strenghts and weaknesses:

Tyson Robichaud (Click here) tested the Panasonic 12-32mm lens and writes:

I would buy this lens over any of the other 14-42 or 14-45mm kit lenses, including the new Olympus 14-42 pancake zoom.  Why?  Firstly because it gives us a 24mm equivalent versus the 28mm equivalent on the wide end. The Lumix lens is sharp, it has nice contrast and saturation while maintaining an absolutely minuscule profile.

Photographyblog (Click here) tested the Olympus 14-42mm pancake and writes:

Whilst we’re more than happy with the Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ‘s fast and reliable auto-focusing, the very slim manual focusing ring makes this method much more frustrating. Build quality is surprisingly good considering this is a humble kit lens – even the lens mount is made of metal rather than plastic.



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a little bit of everything…(with plenty of new E-M10 tests)


Belvilla’s Seasonal Inspiration: Winter from Hugo Goudswaard on Vimeo. Shot on GH3.

Panasonic 12-32mm review by Tyson Robichaud.
Nocticron tested at Camerastuffreview.
E-M10 review at Cnet Australia.
E-M10 sample gallery at Photographyblog.
E-M10 test at Pixinfo.
E-M10 test by MyNavi.
‘Touch And Try’ Olympus Events In John Lewis Stores (ePhotozine).
Panasonic Joins The Big Photo Show (Photographyblog).
Why Olympus’s OM-D E-M1 is one top pro’s camera of choice (Digitalcameraworld)
Olympus E-M10 Review: Shooter’s Report Part II (Imaging Resource).
E-M10 review at ThePhoBlographer.