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    joshwa
    joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 3598 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
    3 Dec 2012 - 4:09 PM

    Just wondering if you have the Olympus 14-42mm MK II (R) kit lens, and where it is made?

    I have one that came with the E-PM1, and one with the E-PL5, the earlier version is made in China, the latter in Vietnam.

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    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314978 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Dec 2012 - 4:21 PM

    China is no longer the place to set up cheap production lines Smile

    Ade_Osman
    Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Dec 2012 - 4:26 PM

    Just had a look at the one that's with my E-PM1 and mine's from China......Thought everything was these daysWink

    Ade

    User_Removed
    3 Dec 2012 - 6:39 PM

    What's the difference between the MkI and the MkII Josh. My MkI came with my E-P1. I now have an E-PM2 also...

    Snapster
    Snapster e2 Member 2115 forum postsSnapster vcard England
    3 Dec 2012 - 6:51 PM

    The company I work for practices dual sourcing, (same part manufactured by two seperate companies, in most cases in different countries).
    Your're not held to ransom by one company, and you're spreading risk, in case one company goes bust, or your relationship goes bad etc.
    This started for us, as a result of a serious fire which halted all production for two months with full production taking six months to resume.
    In this case probably same company dual manufacturing.

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314978 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Dec 2012 - 7:38 PM

    Any good Mike.

    I think the main difference is focusing speed and quieter focusing while shooting video.

    And the Mk11 and Mk11R can both take the adapter lenses.

    http://www.four-thirds.org/en/microft/standard.html#i_014-042mm_f035-056_olympus

    User_Removed
    3 Dec 2012 - 8:12 PM

    Hmmm... Thanks for that Paul.

    Based on what I read - and how I shoot, I'll stick with my MkI.

    Wink

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314978 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Dec 2012 - 8:30 PM

    Its smaller than the newer ones as well Mike Smile

    Sooty_1
    Sooty_1 Critique Team 41181 forum posts United Kingdom196 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Dec 2012 - 9:03 PM

    My Olympus kit is/was made in Japan.

    OM1, 2, 4 plus lots of lenses. And a Pen F.

    Tongue

    Nick

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314978 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Dec 2012 - 9:31 PM


    Quote: Based on what I read - and how I shoot, I'll stick with my MkI

    And there`s no shortage of well priced extremely nice primes available if you ever feel the need to add Smile

    Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 3 Dec 2012 - 9:31 PM
    joshwa
    joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 3598 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
    3 Dec 2012 - 9:59 PM

    There's an article on site comparing the mk1 and mk2, the mk1 has better macro performance and some would say IQ, but focussing is noticeably quicker on the mk2. The mk2 R is simply a cosmetic / design change introduced with the launch of the EPM1, EPL3 and EP3.

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314978 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Dec 2012 - 10:04 PM

    Including the decoration Ring as Olympus call it.

    I still can`t work out how to attach it to my paint roller Smile

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