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Where is your Olympus kit lens made?


joshwa e2
4 710 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 4:09PM
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 e2
13 16.1k 6 England
3 Dec 2012 4:21PM
China is no longer the place to set up cheap production lines Smile
Ade_Osman e2
11 4.5k 36 England
3 Dec 2012 4:26PM
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 10 17.9k 8 Norway
3 Dec 2012 6:39PM
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 e2
2 133 England
3 Dec 2012 6:51PM
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 e2
13 16.1k 6 England
3 Dec 2012 7:38PM
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 10 17.9k 8 Norway
3 Dec 2012 8:12PM
Hmmm... Thanks for that Paul.

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

Wink
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
3 Dec 2012 8:30PM
Its smaller than the newer ones as well Mike Smile
Sooty_1 e2
4 1.3k 203 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 9:03PM
My Olympus kit is/was made in Japan.

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

Tongue

Nick
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
3 Dec 2012 9:31PM

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
joshwa e2
4 710 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 9:59PM
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 e2
13 16.1k 6 England
3 Dec 2012 10:04PM
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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