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Olympus 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 Standard Wide Zoom

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 Standard Wide Zoom

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Overall 10
10

legit

crispycracker2009, Ebay
10 February 2013
  • Summary: Awesome lens. owned this one before. it's versatile and light, a great value used.
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Overall 10
10

Light weight, small size, good zoom, ultra silence motor

zigag123, Ebay
4 February 2013
  • Summary: Got the camera (P-1) with the 17mm (fixed) lens. With this lens I have a zoom, which means I don't have to move to get the right image (just turn the ring). It has a bigger field of view with 14mm (compared to 17mm). When it is not in use it collapses to about the same size as the 17mm and is the same weight. The motor of the focus is so quiet you don't even hear it and it's not captured by the mic when you record videos. Plus I got it for a very good price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good kit lens for all occassions

stilabel2, Ebay
4 April 2012
  • Summary: this is a very very good kit lens. it is light and reasonably sharp over the entire range. I have used this lens on my Panasonic G2 and my wife's EPL1 with equal results. The only kit zoom I would rate higher is the Panasonic 14-45 kit zoom that came with the G1 camera.
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Overall 8
8.0

good but its plastic

gazzaj.0413, Ebay
9 January 2012
  • Summary: Good, plastic though Have only tested it iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii yeah..... Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14 mm - 42 mm F/3.5-5.6 Lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

It's too good for the price. It's a reason to avoid using MF lenses.

bairesshopping, Ebay
5 November 2011
  • Summary: This lens is ideal for all purposes. Excellent sharpness in the center of the image to any opening and at all focal lengths. One of the best features is a striking contrast, found only in high-end lenses. It has no noticeable vignetting. Autofocus is acceptable for a kit lens. The construction is very good, with details like metal mounth, a zoom ring soft but precise. The weaknesses are the lack of sharpness at the edges, especially at full aperture and wide open.
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Overall 10
10

good supplementary lens

keatingp14-half, Ebay
2 November 2011
  • Summary: This is the usual lens for the Olympus ePen, and works fine. For museum photos, the fixed 17 mm lens is faster.
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Overall 10
10

Great Product Great value for money

nzgyro, Ebay
5 October 2011
  • Summary: Great product, takes awasome photos very impresed with quality of the product. I brought this lens because I only have a 14-150 Lens and want to be able to take close up photos, portrait photos
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Overall 8
8.0

good lens except for the mount, gotta live with that

robertocofresi, Ebay
3 September 2011
  • Summary: The newer model of the 14-42 zoom lens, older models were larger and came with metal mounts, new model, smaller, but with plastic mount. ED stands for extra dispersion, all the Oly lens have that now.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome lens. Better than stock 14-44mm

faustrob76, Ebay
30 June 2011
  • Summary: Works great. Did need to purchase additional adapter ring. This lens is a bit bigger than the stock one.
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Overall 10
10

Reducing bulk while retaining image quality

drsimon2002, Ebay
24 May 2011
  • Summary: The lens is light and compact and the optics are excellent. The lens has no image stabilization built in but with that range it is not really necessary.
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