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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42 mm f/3.5-5.6 ED EZ

Manufacturer Olympus
Model M.Zuiko Digital 14-42 mm f/3.5-5.6 ED EZ
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 14 - 42 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 5.6
Angle of view 75 - 29 o
Closest focusing distance 0.2 m
Maximum magnification 1:4.35
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 5
Auto focus type AF MSC
Lens Construction 8 elements / 7 groups
Filter diameter 37 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Micro Four Thirds
Dimensions 60.6 x 22.5 mm
Weight 93 g
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Average rating (3 owners reviews)
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3.56 Average
Owners reviews (3)
  1. Costin
    Costin 10 April 2020, 15:31
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    IP 188.25.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: The electronic zoom is not the same as a manual one. I would have preferred the lens to be a bit larger but not quite like 12-45 f4, but something in the middle as optical quality and build construction.

    Pros: Compact and lightweight, pretty decent image quality. It is ideal for hiking when a pro lens is inconveniently large to fit in the backpack

    Summary: I got the lens as a kit lens with the camera. After a while I got several other premium and pro lenses and thought that it was a mistake to not buy just the body, without the kit lens. But in time I have noticed that it was my preferred lens for hiking or skiing. I also own the 12-40 f2.8 but when the backpack has 18 kilos and you have little space remaining or whenever you want to go as light as possible the big brother stays at home and the small lens is preferred.

  2. PS
    PS 13 June 2019, 06:31
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    IP 165.227.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 100
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Soft in every aspect, gets better after f5.6. Hunting AF is expected but its there.

    Pros: Size, Manual Focus ring, silent video.

    Summary: A cheap option with major portability benefits. I find myself using this lens with olympus pen as combo more often than my EM1 with the 12-40 simply bacause its always in my bag, thus the value for money 5star rating.

  3. MM
    MM 10 July 2015, 12:52
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    IP 86.67.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: Kit lens
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: No manual zooming possible Makes the camera long to start

    Pros: Quite good image quality for a kit lens Very very small Metal build

    Summary: I got this lens with my camera. I took a few photos with it, and the optical quality was ok, but I thought it is not really practical because of electronic zooming. However, it seems to be well built and it is really compact.

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