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Olympus 14-54mm f2.8-3.5II Standard Wide Zoom

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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
25 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Designed specifically for the Four Thirds SLR system, the Olympus 14-54mm has a useful effective zoom range of 28-108mm.
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Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II AF

Pop Photo
24 December 2010
  • Excerpt: Leave it to Lens-master Olympus to offer the fastest (and, at $600, street, the priciest) kit lens today -- with the closest focusing of any comparable zoom. A step-up option for the E-30, this 28-108mm full-frame equivalent has more reach than Oly's standard 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 kit zoom. And it's a remake of an earlier lens, with a circular aperture for smoother edges in defocused areas and seals to resist splashes and dust.
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REVIEW: Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II

photodo
26 July 2010
  • Excerpt: Handling and features Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at this Standard zoom from Olympus for Four Thirds format digital SLRs.
  • Pros: Compact and lightweight, Very good optical performance, Excellent weatherproof build quality, Reasonably priced
  • Cons: Abrupt falloff of illumination towards the corners at 54mm, 'Fly-by-wire' manual focusing is an acquired taste
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Overall 9
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Design 9
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Value for money 9
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Features 9
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Performance 9
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Picture quality 9
8.5

Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II

What Digital Camera
25 January 2010
  • Excerpt: Four-Thirds lenses are always deceptive by virtue of their compact proportions. The Zuiko 14-54mm is no exception and is classified by Olympus as a pro-spec lens, which makes its relatively modest...
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Overall 9
9.0

Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II

ePHOTOzine
16 February 2011
  • Summary: This standard zoom from Olympus is a very good all-round performer, capable of producing images with good contrast and resolution across the frame.
  • Pros: Compact and lightweight, Very good optical performance, Excellent weatherproof build quality, Reasonably priced
  • Cons: Abrupt falloff of illumination towards the corners at 54mm, 'Fly-by-wire' manual focusing is an acquired taste
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Overall 9
9.0
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Versatility 9
8.5
Usability 9
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Build quality 9
9.0

Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II Lens

PhotoReview
1 February 2009
  • Summary: A more versatile, better-performing alternative to the standard Olympus kit lens.Released concurrently with the Olympus E-30 DSLR camera, the Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II provides an alternative to the standard 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. It covers angles of view equivalent to 28-108mm in 35mm format, has multi-coated optics and a circular aperture and supports the new contrast-detection AF capability with Live View mode in the latest Olympus DSLRs. . .
  • Pros: You want a compact and relatively lightweight general-purpose zoom lens with excellent build quality and above-average performance.
  • Cons: You want close-up versatility and performance., You require a lens that is free of chromatic aberration.
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