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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ : Specifications and Opinions


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

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ is a standard lens for 4/3, manufactured from 2014. The focus is done by Lens AF motor (Stepper Motor), it has image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 289 €;
55 users have given it an average vote of 8.5 out of 10.


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MOUNT

This lens is available with the following mounts:

Micro 4/3: this lens is compatible with mirrorless micro-4/3.



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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   14-42 mm
 Angle of view   74.8 - 28.6°  (equivalent to a 28-85mm in Fullframe 24x36mm format)
 Format   4/3
 Max. aperture   f/3.5-5.6
 Aperture blades   5
 Lenses/Groups   8 elements in 7 groups
 Min. focus distance   0.25 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.23x

 Features
 Zoom type   Ring, external
 Stabilization   Yes (built in lens)
 Focus   Lens AF motor (Stepper Motor)
 Internal AF   Yes
 Full Time MF   No

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   No
 Extenders   No
 Filters   37 mm
 Lens hood   Yes (not supplied)
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   91 g
 Dimensions   61 x 23 mm
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avatarjunior
sent on January 02, 2021

Pros: Compactness

Cons: absolutely useless goal

Opinion: I do not want to denigrate this objective, but I would like to be useful to those like me who have never tried a Micro 4/3 camera. I had for a couple of weeks an Olympus E-pl8 (same sensor as the new E-pl10) with this 14-42 pancake lens in the kit. Well, I was stunned. It's not like I expected who knows what and of course the camera is cheap (well... the E-pl10 in kit costs 650 euros and the lens not in kit alone costs over 200) but... it's a camera! (By the way, the new 20mpx m43 sensor doesn't seem to be much better.) And the lens as can also be seen from other reviews is not a bottle bottom yet I made a comparison with the same photos made by a cheap smartphone (Xiaomi mi9 lite of 230 euros, to say not a top of the range and that basically costs like this lens) and the photos are qualitatively absolutely similar apart from a little more depth of field, which nevertheless improved them, in favor of the smartphone, and a better (but very little) dynamic range in favor of the camera, while the detail is practically identical. Raw photos processed in LR with white dot in manual against photos taken from the smartphone in jpeg automatically. Yes because jpeg photos directly from camera were really unwatchable. In addition, the maximum opening of the 3.5 lens with the M43 sensor allows you to take decent photos at the maximum around 3200 iso but already we are at 1/30 sec. For heaven's sake, the machine is stabilized.. at least that! because otherwise with little light it would not be usable only with very bright fixes or static subjects. In fact, in my opinion, micro4/3 generally makes sense when used with good light with telephoto jectives. Of course also with quality fixes but at that point you have to evaluate the costs / benefits. While it can certainly have its say in the naturalistic field reducing volumes and weights costs. Otherwise mounting a pancake like this on an m43 for size (e.g. to make street) doesn't make any sense. You get the same or even better photos with a cheap smartphone (or with a compact... they still sell).

avatarsenior
sent on September 09, 2019

Pros: Compactness even in full extension, lightness, good optical performance if the right specimen happens, unexpected resistance to flares

Cons: The construction is acceptable but I would have preferred it all metal type the 12mm f2 or the 17mm f1.8, electronic zoom speed (still improves a lot by setting "High" from Menu), difficulty docking and unhooking from the bayonet due to the ridiculous thickness the die

Opinion: I have the zoom 2.8 triad but I was looking for something extremely compact and light: considering the very low cost I tried this zoom of which I had read unencouraging opinions. I must say that I was surprised, sharpness not at the level of the Pros but very good also at the corners, both at 14 and 42mm. I believe that being a cheap production there is variability between the specimens, if the edges do not satisfy you I recommend you to try with another copy because mine has a definitely appreciable yield

avatarsupporter
sent on July 23, 2018

Pros: Extreme compactness when not operating

Cons: Average output of kit lenses, no lens hood, electric zoom consumes battery

Opinion: Looking for a very compact compact:-) that did not make me lose too much in quality and still allow me to have interchangeable optics as on the SLR I took a kit OM D 10 Mark II inclusive of this lens. The result is achieved, camera and lens mounted you put them anywhere, not in a pocket but in a normal pocket or in a pouch without problems. The optical performance of the lens is sufficient, in the average of the kit optics and it really allows you to walk without weights and clutter. Closing the diaphragm a lot the sharpness is good, otherwise the images are always a bit mixed, especially at the longest focal length. In short, a perspective from which not to expect much and to replace quickly with something better if you are willing to give up the ultra compactness of the Camera + lens set. A note on the zoom drive. It is electrically assisted and the ring on the optic does not rotate completely but behaves as if two buttons are assembled: turning it lightly on one side goes in tele, rotating it slightly on the other goes in wide angle. In essence you can zoom manually but the displacement of the lenses is carried out by the electric motor with consequent energy consumption. The automatic MAF is pretty fast. The stabilization is entrusted to the sensor in the machine body. In conclusion A view that I do not recommend to buy alone, better to take something else. If you take the camera in kit then it is highly recommended because you would buy a really compact system and overall acceptable quality.

avatarjunior
sent on April 17, 2018

Pros: More compact than a fixed lens! Bright enough to be a 3.5-5.6, coupled to the em10 or em5 Pocket machine

Cons: Extends a lot of on (but it is inevitable for the type of goal), has an absurd tendency to balance white towards the gray/beige even under strong sunlight

Opinion: Great lens, it was the first of my fed m43 Kit, and unlike other, a lens that won't sell. WINS hands down on any 18-55 of march more noble, for clarity and compactness. MAF fast enough even in low light, allowed me to take 2 seconds too Freehand into town in the dark by grabbing the moving objects in a precise and clean, I didn't have a real 1:1 comparison but the MAF I think faster than the 12-40 PRO (which is pa ten of my Kit). As quoted in against, pity the absurd tendency to balance white towards the gray/beige even under strong sunlight, nothing irreparable provided you shoot in RAW.

avatarjunior
sent on March 07, 2018

Pros: Compact, sufficiently clear

Cons: In its price range and considered the price, no one!

Opinion: I confirm what was said by the other reviewers, considering the price and compactness the quality is more than adequate! RnAdd that the slowness of the zoom can be exceeded by setting the speed to "high" in the appropriate menu: rnrnMenu -> Utility -> Electronic Zoom Speed -> Still Picture / Movie -> Low / Normal / High




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