Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Lens (Black)

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Lens (Black)

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Lens (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 28-84mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • One ED Element, One S-HR Element
  • ZERO Lens Coating
  • Movie & Still Compatible AF System
  • Electronic Zoom Mechanism
  • Pancake Lens Form Factor
  • Rounded 5-Blade Diaphragm
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Color: Black

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Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 overview

  • 1Description

Distinguished by its slim pancake form factor, the black M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ from Olympus is a versatile 28-84mm equivalent zoom designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Despite its compact profile, this lens includes an advanced optical design, which includes aspherical, low dispersion, and high refractive index elements to achieve a high degree of sharpness and clarity throughout the zoom range. A ZERO coating has also been applied to individual elements to suppress flare and ghosting for high contrast, color-accurate imagery. In addition to the optical design and small size, the lens is also characterized by its Electronic Zoom mechanism, for smooth and constant zoom movements, and a Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) AF system that is quick, quiet, and precise to suit both video and photo applications.

Wide-to-portrait-length zoom is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides a 28-84mm equivalent focal length range.
Three aspherical elements and one S-HR (Super-High Refractive Index) element are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion throughout the zoom range. One extra-low dispersion element is featured, too, to suppress color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved color accuracy and clarity.
A ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
Electronic Zoom control uses a linear motor to produce smooth, dramatic zooming effects to complement your video recording. Two zoom speeds are available, too, to suit various subject types and recording needs.
Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) autofocus system benefits both photo and video applications due to its smooth, quiet, and fast performance.
Pancake form-factor measures just 0.9" thick and an Electronic Retraction feature automatically extends and retracts the lens when the camera is powered on or off.
UPC: 050332186804
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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Lens (Black)
  • LC-37B Lens Cap for Olympus 45mm f/1.8 & 14-42mm f/4-5.6 II Lenses
  • LR-2 Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 specs

    Focal Length 14 - 42mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 28 - 84 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
    Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
    Angle of View 29° - 75°
    Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" / 20 cm
    Magnification 0.23x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4.35
    Optical Design 8 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 5, Rounded
    Autofocus Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 37 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.40 x 0.90" / 61 x 22.9 mm
    Weight 3.2 oz / 91 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.4 x 3.4 x 3.3"

    Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 reviews

    M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Lens (Black) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 61.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ This is a very good lens, versatile, compact and easy to use. I needed a lens that would turn my Olympus OM-D-EM10 into a more compact package, but still provide the quality of the 14-42mm it came with. Right away reducing the size of this lens caused me some pause. After it arrived, I mounted it immediately and began to use it. It seems Olympus does not take lightly the task of manufacturing a product that works.., and this one certainly does just that. It's not the most expensive lens in their lineup but it's no slouch and is great for an all-around street photography lens.., plus now I can actually throw this camera in my pocket.
    Date published: 2015-07-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brillant design! One must understand the purpose of this lens. It is designed to transform a PEN or OM-D camera into a point and shoot. Combined with the additional auto lens cap, the lens powers from the closed compact state to the extended ready state with the auto lens cap opening for quick shooting when the camera is powered on. In other words, you now have a point and shoot with with supurb image quality. The zoom is powered as well just like a point and shoot zoom and is operated by the regular zoom ring. So, is this the sharpest lens in the Olympus stable? No. Is this the most compact 3x zoom in the Olympus stable? Yes! So you now have a pocketable camera with a zoom, quite good performance, and that is ready in an instant. Not the best lens for a wedding or any other time your planing to take photos, but outstanding for carrying around when you weren't expecting to take photos. And it is not any worse than other kit lenses. If your pixel peeping, you will not find this lens outstanding. If your looking for a lens to put in your pocketbook or pocket that is ready in an instant, then this is the brilliant design that was made just for you!
    Date published: 2014-07-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Astonishingly sharp from a compact lens I also have the Olympus 17mm f1.8 and the Olympus 12-40 f2.8 PRO lenses and took a set of images indoors in dull conditions and outdoors in sunny conditions. Amazingly in overlaying the images in Photoshop, I found it difficult to distinguish them. This lens doesnt resolve the red as well, (based on red leds on a clock) and the colours require a little tuning (reaching towards red a touch), but the result is brilliant. The lens was tested at F4, F8 and F16, at 17mm and with ISO 200 on a tripod. Lens flare is mimimal. So why then would I hold onto the other two lenses? Well at max reach at 42mm, the max. aperture is f5.6, so obviously for dimly lit situations you will be stretching the ISO limits. So if you're mindful of the aperture limitations, this lens can be your in pocket configuration and you'll produce brilliant results.
    Date published: 2017-08-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very nice compact lens When rating this lens, you have to compare it to the kit lens. IMO, it's at least comparable. Because of the size, I think that it's the better choice. It is very sharp, albeit somewhat slow, but the size makes it a great choice for travel photographers. I was actually somewhat amazed at the IQ, but it will definitely be in my bag when I travel.
    Date published: 2014-05-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Welcome Upgrade From Previous 14-42 for EM10 I sold my Olympus EM 10 and upgraded to the EM 10 Mark II and wanted a lens that was smaller and more efficient than the kit lens that came with the EM 10 that required constantly unlocking before it would be used. This new version of the 14-42 EZ lens is great in the way it narrows the profile of the EM 10 in a way that makes it much more easily pocketable. At the same time, the auto-open feature is a welcome change atnd quality of the produced image is superior to that of the earlier kit lens. I've been using this regularly for interior and exterior photos for the last several weeks and am very satisfied with it.
    Date published: 2016-12-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I carry the camera more It's not as nice as the 14-40 2.8 that I own, but it cuts down on the size and bulk of the camera substantially. I find myself taking the camera with me far more and doing more spontaneous shooting. When it matters and I know I will need to take a ton of pics I trade out for the better lens, especially in low light. It's not as sharp as my pro lenses, but for street photography is that really a bad thing?
    Date published: 2015-12-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from ever cheap lens can do the job I put the 14-42mm olympus kit lens on a used om-d m-5 for a walk about street lens. Before I even received the lens I figure I would send it back and get the fast 17mm f1.8 olympus lens, after using the 14-42mm I found it to produce fine photos, a compact simple $$. very usable lens. I might still get the 17mm 1.8f but will be keeping the 14-42mm
    Date published: 2015-09-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Compact Lens I bought this lens for special situations like visiting museums, churches or small groups where a long lens is just out of place and too bulky. This small pancake lens that telephotos out is a perfect companion my Olympus 4/3 camera body. With the lens on, the camera has a very compact size, light in weight and only slightly larger than a point and camera --- but I have the ability to shoot in M,A,S,P, A or video modes. Great for traveling in big cities and taking in all the tourist sites.
    Date published: 2017-09-23
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