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Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ Lens - Black
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- The most compact electronic pancake zoom lens* (*World' s shortest distance between the mount and the front end of the lens, when retracted as of Dec. 27, 2013)
- Lets you shoot still images quickly and smoothly, and constant zooming is possible when shooting movies
- Focal length range equivalent to a 28mm wide angle right through to an 84mm telephoto in 35mm film terms.
- The fully rotating focus ring lets you operate the ring comfortably regardless of your holding style.
- Micro Four Thirds mount for compatibility with Olympus OM-D and PEN compact system cameras
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|Item Dimensions||6.1 x 2.3 x 6.1 cm||8.7 x 8.9 x 8.5 cm||5 x 5 x 5 cm||8.6 x 11.7 x 8.6 cm||5.8 x 3.6 x 5.8 cm||6.4 x 8.6 x 6.4 cm|
|Item Weight||91 grams||113 grams||116 grams||211 grams||120 grams||190 grams|
|Max Focal Length||42 mm||42 mm||45 mm||50 mm||17 mm||150 mm|
|Min Focal Length||14 mm||14 mm||45 mm||12 mm||17 mm||40 mm|
|Mounting Type||Micro FourThirds||Micro FourThirds||micro four thirds||micro four thirds||micro four thirds||micro four thirds|
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The ultra compact Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ might look diminutive, but it packs a big punch when it comes to stunningly crisp edge-to-edge image quality. Fitting this lens to an Olympus OM-D or PEN camera body gives you a super high-quality system camera that fits in the palm of your hand. Ultra-slim, superb optics and with the full focal length range of a standard zoom lens - another revolution from Olympus! Available in a choice of black or silver.
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ lens black
LC-37B Lens Cap
LR-2 Lens Rear Cap
From the manufacturer
Whether you have an OM-D, PEN or any other compatible advanced camera, you’ll benefit from all that the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens system standard has to offer: compact size, lightweight, more shooting freedom, high image quality and ease of use, to name just a few.
World’s slimmest pancake lens*
The M.ZUIKO Digital ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ (28-84mm**) is the world’s slimmest pancake zoom lens*, delivering stunningly crisp, edge-to-edge image quality. It provides an impressive 3x optical zoom for added versatility with its broad focal length range. What’s more, the electronic zoom mechanism even allows you to remotely zoom in/out via a mobile device with OI.Share. Comes with exceptionally fast, quiet autofocus ideal for stills and movie shooting.
*As of December 2013
The take-away lens
The M.ZUIKO Digital ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ Pancake lens from OLYMPUS features 3x zoom with superb image quality – satisfying even the most challenging requirements of many genres: landscape, street, portrait. This makes it your perfect companion to always carry with you.
Superb image quality
This ultra-compact pancake lens may be compact in size, but it packs a big punch when it comes to stunningly crisp, edge-to-edge image quality. Combined with an OLYMPUS camera body, it gives you a super high-quality system camera in the palm of your hand.
Customisable electronic zoom
For being a standard lens, this Pancake offers some high-end features. Three different electronic zoom speeds can be pre-defined in the camera – putting you in the best position to take brilliant images and movies. The speed is also adjustable via your mobile device with OI.Share.
High-speed AF with low noise
This lens features the MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) AF linear motor mechanism for near-silent autofocus that’s perfect for both photos and movies. With swift start-up and faster movement for highly accurate, superior focusing, so you’ll never miss a shot.
The stylish metallic look of this lens perfectly complements the design of the OM-D and PEN range of cameras. Despite its diminutive dimensions, the lens has also been ergonomically optimised for easy zoom and manual focusing operation.
Responsive manual focusing
The responsive manual focusing mechanism has been designed to offer just the right amount of damping to enable smooth, precise operation. This is particularly useful for close-ups, still life and portrait photography when determining the exact focus point for your image.
Accessories specifically developed for this lens include Lens Cap LC-37C which is easily opened and closed with the ON/OFF power button. Leave it mounted to the lens all the time and always be ready to take pictures. Or fit the PRF-D37 PRO filter to protect your lens from unintentional scratches. With its multi-coated, black rimmed glass it provides a clear view as well as protection.
The OLYMPUS quilted cotton case CS-43: a very light camera bag or bag-in-bag style camera protection solution with an internal divider which keeps items in place and prevents them getting scratched. Or choose the dedicated Lens Case LSC-0603 featuring a 3-layer construction – ideal protection for your lens during transportation and storage.
M.ZUIKO Digital ED 9‑18mm 1:4.0‑5.6 Capture the whole landscape
Expand your lens line-up with the ultra-wide M.ZUIKO Digital ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6 zoom (18-36mm*). Extremely compact with a total length of 49.5mm, it is also very lightweight at just 155g – perfect for all your travels. But that's not all: you can easily create powerful effects of perspective or use it for excellent close up shooting with a minimum distance of 25cm from the lens front.
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First shots show that daylight images are very good - I would even go far and say it outperformed by Canon DSLR's 18-55 lens but not by much. At the top end, there is a fair bit of softening of the image. The 14-42 coverage is useful although it will never beat a prime lens.
Overall, it's a good lens for a starter but the beauty of 4/3s is that I can use Panasonic lenses as well. I would recommend that you go and try this lens first before parting with any money.
I see that people are criticising the softness and the lack of contrast. maybe they have not understood that all lens are softer and that it is for you to add sharpening in the post process. Digital lenses are made that way. I can't complain with any of the images I have taken and even at a high iso the lens gives me what I want.
For me this is a must have lens for the street photographer or the photographer who does not want to walk about with loads of heavy gear.
I still think this is the perfect lens for street photography, but my lens broke and would not open after only two uses. back to the dealer I am afraid and I am not sure I want to trust a lens which is not robust.
I've tried two samples now and although the performance will please the happy snapper brigade it won't cut the mustard with serious amateurs.
Limit print size to A4 and it's fine but I'm looking to print at 20x30 inches and this is not the lens to use.Try to find some Full Size samples on the web to see for yourself.
Stopped down to f8 things approach normal but open up and both centre and edge sharpness fall below my expectations.
If ,like me, you already have a razor sharp standard zoom the this tiny piece of glass becomes a useful addition making the camera pocketable and to be positive it has nice colour and bokeh.
Overall I've been saddened by the image quality but not surprised that many speak highly of it.
It looks and feels good and turns a m4/3 camera into a compact camera albeit with a lesser IQ than say a Sony RX100 or Canon G1X ( I own both so I know )
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