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

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


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

Optical design

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

Format: 4/3 (Four/Thirds)

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Micro 4/3

First year of production: 2009

Last year of production: 2010

Optical design: 9 elements in 8 groups

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Average price: $140


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
14mm - 42mmf/3.5 - f/5.6f/3.570.2540.5150/5,343.5/1,7

Additional information:

The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6  is a compact standard zoom lens for mirrorless Micro Four Thirds system cameras. First it was used as a kit lens for Olympus E-PL1 cameras. It is very compact. To bring the lens in its working mode two telescopic cylinders should be extended.

The lens is considered  to be one of Olympus' worst. Its optical performance (especially sharpness) is much inferior to the Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm  f/3.5-5.6.After a year of production it was replaced with the enhanced   M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm f / 3.5-5.6 II lens.

The  "II" index in its name signifies a considerable redesign of the lens: eight elements in seven groups and only one telescopic element.

Posted by: YuriS   Date of publication: 23.10.2012

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Mechanical quality2.405
Optical quality2.506
Pricing / Value4.405
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