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

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Lens (Black)
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 28-84mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical Elements
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.
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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ... Overview

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

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

Focal Length14 to 42mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28 to 84mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View29° to 75°
Minimum Focus Distance7.87" / 20 cm
Maximum Magnification0.23x
Optical Design8 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades5, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size37 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.4 x 0.9" / 61 x 22.9 mm
Length at Maximum Extension1.9" / 48.2 mm
Weight3.2 oz / 91 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.4 x 3.4 x 3.3"

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

Great Lightweight lens

By Hager
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

Love it so far! exactly as advertised and a perfect addition to my kit.

Much better than I expected

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-19

I have this lens on an Olympus Pen F digital and it performs quite well. Adequately sharp for anything I'd use the Pen for. I use full frame and MF digital and MF and LF film and I wouldn't put this lens / camera in the same category image quality wise, but it's a lot easier to put in my pocket when just walking around or scouting for photos. And perfectly fine for anything you just want to put online. I use it with the auto lens cap and I can't see why they don't sell it as a set.

excellent small lens

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-11

Terrific for my Olympus Em10 camera

remote control zoom

By Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-07

Enjoying this lens that, with the optional cap, turns my Lumix GX85 into a p&s. Turn it on, shoot a picture. Mostly bought it, though because of the power zoom. Panasonic's imageapp can not only remote the usual camera functions, but with this camera, it can remote control the zoom. Makes it way more useful as a video camera for streaming and concert shoots.

Who said this lens isn't sharp!

By Hank
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-28

I was quite impressed! The performance of the 14-42mm on my little OM D 5MarkII was more then I expected. Actually have the OM12-40 Pro but was looking for something small to just use as a point and shoot camera. When shooting high school football games with the OM DM1III and pro40-150 2.8 its nice to carry this little point and shoot with me to capture those closeup shots.

Great compact lens

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-27

I had heard mixed things about this lens but went ahead and got it due to its compact size and decent specs. I have other faster lenses, but for most conditions this has been a really great all-purpose lens for most of my casual uses. I am not a professional photographer but have been an avid 'hobbyist' for decades. I had an Olympus EPL1 which was an ok camera but had horrible auto focus speed- so have upgraded to a new OMD Mark IV- and with this lens it has been great!

very compact

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-04

This lens functions quite well and it makes my Olympus OM-D E-M10 mark II SUPER-compact. Although not as fast as the prime lenses, this lens makes up for that by its small size and reliability.

A tiny lens that produces sharp images

By Rodolfo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-29

The main reason I bought this lens is its small size and weight. The camera body I use it with is Olympus E-M5 III, which is small and light. However, these body and lens together do not fit in my jacket or pant pocket as I had hoped and expected, but still I am happy that this body-lens combination produces sharp images.

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Is this lens compatible with lumix gh4?
Asked by: Anonymous
The lens is compatible with the GH4.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Can the zoom be controlled by software?

Can the zoom be controlled by software?
Asked by: ry
Yes, the zoom can be controlled by smartphone, etc...
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-06-30

Does this lens have a digital zoom AND a digital ...

Does this lens have a digital zoom AND a digital focus?
Asked by: Pablo
The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Lens is designed to zoom by rotating the zoom ring built onto the lens. Lenses do not have digital zoom. Digital zoom is done in the camera you own. You would focus the lens either by using the autofocus feature on your camera by half-depressing the shutter button on your camera when the camera is set to autofocus mode, or when the camera is set to manual focus, then you would physically rotate the focus ring on the lens to manually adjust focus. While there is automatic focus (also called autofocus, or simply AF for short) and manual focus, I have not heard of digital focus. Manual zoom is done physically on the lens; digital zoom is done in the camera.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2019-10-03

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Is there any difference (image quality, zooming capability, etc) between this one and the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Lens?
Asked by: OZAN Y.
Some differences between the two lenses are that the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Lens would offer a shorter minimum focusing distance of 7.9 inches from the subject while the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Lens offers a minimum focusing distance of 9.8 . Additionally, the former has a more compact design. Otherwise, it would be hard to see any difference in terms of sharpness and zooming capability.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2021-04-30

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Is this lens compatible with Panasonic GX8?
Asked by: Rob D.
All M.Zuiko lenses are compatible with all Panasonic and Olympus Micro 4/3 cameras including the GX8. So yes this lens is compatible with the Panasonic GX8.
Answered by: Aliep A.
Date published: 2019-02-27

Does this lens have a motorized zoom?

Does this lens have a motorized zoom?
Asked by: ry
Yes, this lens has power zoom or EZ, electronic zoom.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-04-30

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Asked by: Jeong
This lens will work with the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K's One Touch Auto Focus Feature. The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K does not offer continuous auto focus.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-04-07

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Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-06-25
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