Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ (Electronic Zoom) Pancake Lens - Black - for Micro Four Thirds System

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Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ (Electronic Zoom) Pancake Lens - Black - for Micro Four Thirds System

There may be no better reflection of the truth that great things often come in small packages than with this Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ (Electronic Zoom) Pancake Lens. Small, portable, light—but packing no less a cinematic wallop than the bigger lenses—this lens is perfect for anyone who wants to make their photography interests mobile.

Product Highlights

  • Lightweight, at just 3.2 ounces, this Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 14-42mm could not be easier to carry and add to your mobile photography kit.
  • Intricate lens design means 8 elements in 7 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses, 1 ED lens, and 1 S-HR lens for optimal consistency in picture quality.
  • Smooth zooming for pictures and HD video is essential if you want to capture a subject that keeps moving around on you.
  • Get it in black or silver to match your specific camera color.


What do all of the features and functions packed into this Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 14-42mm mean? To find a better pancake, we suggest you check out a diner.


Learn about the Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Pancake Lens for Micro Four Thirds

The pancake lens may be the best invention since the pancake, but that doesn’t mean you should settle for any old pancake lens—or pancake, for that matter. The Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ (Electronic Zoom) Pancake Lens ensures that you don’t have to settle, however, providing all of its features and brilliant lens design—including some 8 lens elements in 7 groups including one ED and one HR lens element—within one inch of lens thickness. That gives you the mobility and flexibility to do just about anything your photographing heart desires, from shooting HD movies to extend the lens and get the most of its 3X electronic zooming. The only thing it doesn’t come with? Blueberries. Yeah, that’s the other sort of pancake.


  • All the lens construction you can fit into a pancake: the aforementioned 8 elements of 7 groups including 3 aspherical lenses, one ED lens, and one S-HR lens. If you want to squeeze the most out of your lens, you build it this way—you’ll get plenty of accurate pictures, to be sure, but really you’ll be stunned by the consistency of clarity. Shoot close-up subjects or zoom out a bit to check out that bird in the sky — whatever your subject, you’re sure to get a beautiful, high-contrast picture that delivers that ever-elusive “wow” factor.
  • Portability. Did we mention the portability? We at Adorama love pancake lenses for how light they are, adding a low amount of weight to your mobile photography kit and feeling great no matter how long you spend at a live event holding up a camera to your subjects. Some people think that portability = light = lower quality, but when a lens is built like this Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 14-42mm, that will never be a worry. Weight is no longer a sign of image quality—instead, it’s a sign that your backpack is entirely too heavy.
  • Handle all manner of HD video shooting with the electronic zoom feature, which is perfect for home videos or even more ambitious projects that require some flexibility out of your lens. This Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 14-42mm handles zooming with a light touch, delivering smooth and consistent zooming so that it doesn’t distract from the videos you’re taking. Perfect for live events, including those unforgettable family moments that you’ll keep coming back to time and time again.
  • Wireless zoom control via the app OI. Share means that you don’t even have to be physically pressing buttons on the Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 14-42mm to actually be manipulating it. That means you’re free to roam the photography studio or even show off to friends that you have a lens that’s part robot. The creative freedom of wireless zoom control also helps you to properly compose a shot in any fashion you like.
  • If you opt for it, you can further up the high-tech value of this pancake lens by acquiring an automatic opening protective lens cap. Not only is the feature downright spiffy, it’s another convenience that will make your Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 14-42mm feel even more portable than it already is.


Available in both black and silver, this lens can fit whichever style you’ve settled on for your own photography. At Adorama, we have plenty of pancake lenses for you to peruse — but you’ll be hard-pressed to find one with the consistency of picture quality and optional features of this Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ (Electronic Zoom) Pancake Lens. Blueberries not included.

From the Manufacturer
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
An extremely portable 3X Electronic Zoom lens that will compliment the compact design of any PEN or OM-D body. Less than 1 inch thick and packed with the latest in lens technology, this lens features an MSC focusing mechanism for near silent focusing, a circular aperture unit and no less than 8 lens elements in 7 groups including on ED and one HR lens element. The Electronic Retraction feature automatically extends and retracts the lens when the camera is powered on/off. And the two-step variable Electronic Zoom mechanism delivers smooth consistent zooming control especially desirable when shooting HD movies. An Automatic opening protective lens cap is optionally available.

Olympus 14-42mm Includes

  • Lens Cap (LC-37B)
  • LR-2 Rear Lens Cap
  • Instruction Manual
  • Olympus 1-Year Limited Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easily interchangeable (11) , Lightweight (11) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (10) , Consistent output (7) , Durable (5) , Strong construction (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (9) , General purpose (4) , Low light (4) , Weddings (4) , Night photography (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (7) , Enthusiast (3) , Semi-pro photographer (3) , Casual photographer (2)

Olympus 14-42mm Features

  • Pancake lens with outstanding portability
  • Electronic zoom feature for video shooting
  • Wireless zoom control via OI.Share
  • High image quality
  • Fully rotating focus ring
  • Same performance as 14-42mm IIR
  • Automatic lens cap available

Olympus 14-42mm Specifications

Focal Length 14-42 mm (35mm equivalent focal length 28-84 mm)
Lens construction 8 Elements in 7 Groups, 3 Aspherical lenses, 1 ED lens, 1 S-HR lens
Zoom Mechanism Electric Zoom
Angle of View 75 deg.-29 deg.
Closest Focusing Distance 7.87" at 14mm, 9.8" at 42mm
Maximum Image Magnification 0.23x (equivalent to 0.46x on a 35 mm film camera)
Number of Blades 5 (circular aperture diaphragm for natural background blurring)
Maximum Aperture f/3.5 (14mm) - f/5.6 (42mm)
Minimum Aperture f/22
Filter Size Diameter 37 mm
Dimensions 2.4 inches x .9 inches
Weight 3.2 ounces
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