Light weight, small size, good zoom, ultra silence motor
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).
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.
It's too good for the price. It's a reason to avoid using MF lenses.
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.
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
good lens except for the mount, gotta live with that
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.