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Old Jul 14, 2011, 2:11 PM   #1
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http://www.adorama.com/IPC1442.html?...FaZx5QodsVygzA



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I bought the cheaper of the 2. They both say they have the OIS but one has a metal base and and not physical mega OIS button.
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 2:46 PM   #2
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The 14-45 has a metal mount vs a plastic mount on the 14-42. The 14-45 is the older lens, seems to be better made. Optically they are very close.
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 7:33 PM   #3
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thanks Shoturtle, I guess I will not return it then. The metal base and the OIS switch is not nessassary for me.


I cant wait to get the 500D lens :-)
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Some reports has the 14-45 to be a little better then the 14-42. But you really need to pixel peep to see it form the samples I have seen. Not sure how the 14-42 no ois button will work on a tripod for long exposure. You will want to have all IS off for those shots to avoid inducing shake. Not sure if the OIS shuts off or not. I know on the 45-200, I always leave it off for long exposures. It also allow the battery to last a bit longer with ibis vs ois. But OIS works a tad better when at 200mm. Do not think it will make much difference with on 42mm.
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 6:41 AM   #5
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Some reports has the 14-45 to be a little better then the 14-42. But you really need to pixel peep to see it form the samples I have seen. Not sure how the 14-42 no ois button will work on a tripod for long exposure. You will want to have all IS off for those shots to avoid inducing shake. Not sure if the OIS shuts off or not. I know on the 45-200, I always leave it off for long exposures. It also allow the battery to last a bit longer with ibis vs ois. But OIS works a tad better when at 200mm. Do not think it will make much difference with on 42mm.

thank you very much for that valuable info. I never knew the shut the image stabilization off for the tripod long exposure shots.

I also did not notice the 42-45mm difference. I dont think its worth me returning the 42 in exchange for the OIS button. I will get hit with the 15% restock fee.


thanks again Shoturtle
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... The metal base and the OIS switch is not nessassary for me.
IMO you are not thinking this through ---> http://forums.steves-digicams.com/1242626-post22.html


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I only own the 14-45 so I can't give you a direct comparison, but from everything I've read online, this one gets much better reviews than the 14-42.
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I've both. Notable differences exist only in exaggerated fantasy of hardware fetishists.
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