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

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

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


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

Optical design

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

Format: 4/3 (Four/Thirds)

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: 4/3 (Four/Thirds)

First year of production: 2008

Optical design: 10 elements in 8 groups, including 1 ED and 2 aspherical elements

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Average price: $330


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
14mm - 42mmf/3.5 - f/5.6f/2270.2558190/6,761/2,4

Additional information:

The Olympus ED Zuiko 14-42 mm f/ 3.5-5.6  is a standard 3x zoom lens and is the most compact and lightweight of its class.Equivalent focal length is 28-84 mm for 35 mm  cameras. Minimumfocusing distance is just 25 cm. The ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) and two aspherical elements combat possible  chromatic aberration. Circular aperture providesbeautiful bokeh. The lens weight of  190 g ensureshigh mobility.

The lens was specially designed for  a super compact   E-400 camera. This compact, lightweight and price attractive zoom lens may be used both for a wide-angle shooting and for a classic portrait photography.

Pros: The Olympus ED Zuiko 14-42 mm f/ 3.5-5.6:

  • compact and lightweight;
  • ED element and 2 aspherical elements for highest quality;
  • minimum focusing distance of 0.25 m.

Cons: The Olympus ED Zuiko 14-42 mm f/ 3.5-5.6:

  • made of plastic;
  • There is a play between mechanical elements of the control system.

TheOlympus ED Zuiko 14-42 mm f/ 3.5-5.6 produces a rather sharp  picture across the frame.

Averageprice: from 4,856 to 13,500 rubles

It is completed with a hood (LH-61C), a protective cap of the  lens (LC-58C),  a lens case (LSC-0814).

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Posted by: KleoY   Date of publication: 24.12.2010

Photos taken with this lens Olympus ED Zuiko 14-42 mm f/ 3.5-5.6:

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Mechanical quality3.727
Optical quality4.287
Pricing / Value4.157
Overall lens rating

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