Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens for E Series DSLRs - (Four Thirds System)

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About Olympus 14-42mm

This Olympus 14-42mm Bundle comes with $19.95 worth of free accessories including a New Leaf PLUS 3yr Lens Warranty and Shipping is free! .

This 3x standard zoom lens is the smallest and lightest in its class and features a closest focusing distance of only 1 inch. The ED (Extra-low Dispersion)and two aspherical lens elements correct aberrations without increasing lens dimensions. The circular aperture diaphragm enables beautiful defocusing - one of the big advantages of this lens. Excellent mobility is assured by a weight ofless than 7 oz.

The Olympus 14-42mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery and more.The Olympus 14-42mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Olympus 14-42mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus and Lightweight

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easily interchangeable (8),Fast / accurate auto-focus (8),Lightweight (8),Consistent output (5),Durable (4),Strong construction (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (6),Low light (3),Night photography (3),Weddings (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (3),Photo enthusiast (3),Semi-pro photographer (3)

Olympus 14-42mm Specifications

Construction
10 Elements in 8 Groups, (including ED lens & 2 Aspherical lenses)
Angle of view
75 deg.-29 deg.
F stop range
f3.5 (14mm) - f5.6 (42mm)f22
Closest Focusing Distance
9.84 inches/0.25m
Maximum Magnification
0.19x (equivalent to 0.38x on a 35 mm film camera)
Filter Size
58mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
2.4" x 2.55" (61 x 65.5mm)
Weight
6.7 oz (190g)
Notes
Focal Length: 14-42mm (28mm to 84mm 35mm equivalent focal length)
Compatibility: Teleconverter EC-14: & Extension Tube EX-25:
Minimum Field Size: 91 x 68mm

Olympus 14-42mm Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.1

(based on 11 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome mighty gem

Like all the zuiko lens, lightweight yet a performer. Awesome stunning shots. I travel with this everywhere I go, I do own another lens, but this is standard for me

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Won't fit the E-500+ series

I purchased this to replace a broken lens on my E-510 series camera. It was advertised to fit, but is the wrong part. Otherwise, the lens is light, versatile and seemed to be new, even though it was not 'new' condition.

Reviewed by 11 customers

 
4.0

Great Zukio Lens

By

from Kokomo, Indiana  -  Photo Enthusiast

Use as my go to lens

 
4.0

looks good to me

By

from Lenox, MA.  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I haven't used this lens very much (it's winter and it's cold outside), but what testing I have done has gone very well. It's very sharp which is the main criteria.

 
4.0

LB

By

from MN  -  Casual Photographer

N/A

 
4.0

Very happy

By

from Fall River, Ma.  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this lens as a refurbished product. Looks and works as good as new.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Good Lens

By

from Ft. Worth, Tx  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought a Olympus e-500 body for my daughter as a Christmas gift, and needed a good lense. This lens fit the bill perfectly. It is light, and ease to use and update.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Won't fit the E-500+ series

By

from Monterey, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I purchased this to replace a broken lens on my E-510 series camera. It was advertised to fit, but is the wrong part. Otherwise, the lens is light, versatile and seemed to be new, even though it was not 'new' condition.

 
4.0

GOOD PURCHASE

By

from CUDAHY, WI  -  Casual Photographer

PERSONAL USE. VERY SATISFIED WITH PURCHASE AND PRICE

 
4.0

Outdoor advantage; Indoor Disadvantage

By

from San Jose, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This lens is best suited for outdoor use only. An exceptional lens for candid photography as portraiture, landscape/sceneary. Any control that needs a push of more than 300 iso would be quite bad for this lens performance (For me, only meant for outdoor and mid-indoor photography). Buy this lens for outdoor -- it's good!

 
3.0

upgrade needed

By

from seminole, fl  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

hard to use indoors with any type of flash unit. low light focus very tedious. camedia 300 is easier to use with better results.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome mighty gem

By

from Birmingham, AL  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Like all the zuiko lens, lightweight yet a performer. Awesome stunning shots. I travel with this everywhere I go, I do own another lens, but this is standard for me

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Curtis N  Will this lens work with the Olympus OM-D E-M10?
BAYARDO L  Your best bet is to visit the Olympus website to se compatibility of lenses to your body, if Adorama didn't post it.
Lee L  Will it fit an Olympus 510?
BRETT H  i honestly do not know...I bought it for my wife for Christmas, and had to return it, as it did not fit on her camera (don't recall her camera name / style).

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