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). 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.
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. 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.
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.