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

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Manufacturer Olympus
Model Zuiko Digital ED 14-42 mm f/3.5-5.6
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 0.25 m
Maximum magnification 0.19
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 10 elements / 8 groups
Filter diameter 58 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Four Thirds
Dimensions 65.5 x 61 mm
Weight 190 g
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Average rating (5 owners reviews)
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4.20 Good
Owners reviews (5)
  1. Paris 1
    Paris 1 22 February 2011, 23:48
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    IP 93.203.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 220 €
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Weak aperture.

    Pros: Excellent quality results, if there is strong light available. Lightweight lens, working perfectly on the E-620

    Summary: Amazing results, definately better than higher prized Canon lenses. A must have for travelling.

  2. Steverose
    Steverose 29 May 2010, 07:48
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    IP 68.101.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: bought use
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Moderately light build, not bad by today's standards for kit lenses. Far better made, of better plastic and more robust than the collapsible version 14-42mm for micro four thirds Olympus models. Still, wish it had metal mount, however seems sturdy. It stays on my adapter which has metal mount so I don't mind.

    Pros: Very sharp and contrasty, even in available light. Far, far better than the collapsible version for micro four thirds Olympus models, in actual tests... I use it on my E-P2 with the Panasonic Lumix adapter, not the Olympus adapter, and it's small, strong and relatively compact. It is far sharper on the E-P2 than a 520 full size four thirds camera I tried it on, or for that matter a Panasonic G-F1 Lumix.

    Summary: Makes a great companion to the Lumix 45-200mm lens, which is very sharp and likewise a great deal for the money. I would say it's about as sharp and contrasty as that lens, so with the set you have a low price high performance matched set of lenses for Olympus micro four thirds bodies.

  3. Dit
    Dit 22 December 2009, 21:48
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    IP 87.167.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 60 Euro
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Plastic mount

    Pros: good optical quality

    Summary: Good value for money despite cheapish built

  4. Dajon
    Dajon 12 December 2009, 06:03
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    IP 70.66.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: came with
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Plasict mount

    Pros: Very sharp!--quite surprizingly sharp even wide open. Smoth zoom and focus with good macro. Light -perfect for travel

    Summary: Most likey the best "kit" lens available form any manufacture. Highly recomenred.

  5. Gorbstein
    Gorbstein 7 December 2009, 15:05
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    IP 193.39.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: n.a
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Brightness / lack of it No focus markings

    Pros: V. Small. V. Sharp.

    Summary: Transformed my outdoor / backpacking photography. This is the smallest kit lens of any manufacturer but also probably the best.

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