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OlympusM.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Lens (Black)
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

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    • Landscape/scenery (3)
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    4.0

    Pretty decent

    By LeanK.

    from Campo Grande, Brazil

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home

      Comments about M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Lens (Black):

      I got this lens for $ new. It`s not the greatest of the range but for the price i think you do get a good value. I think that olympus should and could improve on these kit lenses though.

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      4.0

      Excellent small lens.

      By jrbell

      from Columbus Ohio

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Studio
        • Traveling

        Comments about M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Lens (Black):

        I use this lens with my Blackmagic Pocket Camera. I really like the portability. However if you are using it with a Blackmagic Pocket Camera the focal adjustment is sensitive, so be sure the picture is as sharp as it can get.

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        4.0

        Good

        By Rolfen

        from Beirut, Lebanon

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Sharp

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Purpose

          Comments about M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Lens (Silver):

          Got it as kit with the E-PM2.
          Decent, sharp lens. Not deceived!
          Also focuses fast and is light.
          One negative thing, is the cosmetic plastic ring on front, which will fall off very easily. Doesn't look very resistant to falls either, but OK for general use (not safari photography of whatever). What you expect from a kit lens and a little better.

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          5.0

          Awesome gift

          By Haochen

          from Lawrence,KS

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Lens (Silver):

          It's from my boyfriend and I just love it so much! It's very convenient while traveling!

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          4.0

          The new R

          By AshRemSky

          from Burbank, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General photography
            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Lens (Black):

            Got this lens as a part of the kit with the E-PM1. Offers decent performance that any kit lens would offer. Also, I had the very first version of this lens, and I can tell you that there is a marked improvement in the sound of the AF motor. The previous lens' motor would grind while focusing, and this could be heard in any video footage. The lens is plenty sharp, and resolves well to the 12MP M43 sensor. Nice and light, I like the fact that it collapses down for transport. Of course, the largest aperture of any kit lens will be pokey, and this lens also falls into that category. Close focus is decent.

            I have an issue with the price of the lens. When bundled with the camera, there are no issues; however, I have no idea what Olympus is thinking, pricing the lens the way it does as a standalone item. Other than that, I have no complaints.

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            5.0

            Very good kit lens.

            By A.S.

            from Bucharest, Romania.

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Lens (Black):

              For a kit lens it is a very good lens.

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              3.0

              It's a "kit" lens

              By Citizen

              from Planet Earth

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor plastic locking ring
              • Weak Casing

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action

              Comments about M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Lens (Black):

              It's a "kit" lens, light and certainly not overly fast--good for well lit shooting. I would gladly have paid $5-10 for a metal locking ring. The plastic plate does not inspire confidence. I bought my E-P2 with the idea of building a prime lens setup like my old SLR, but it's good to have a short zoom in the bag.

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