Olympus 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II Zuiko Digital review by attila_feher
8 September 2014
Summary: I have used it extensively on my old Olympus E-510 with excellent results. I guess it was supposed to be the "poor-man's 12-60" but it is far more compact than the 12-60 and it has a pretty similar zoom, maybe a tad more restrictive on the wide end. Additionally, it turned out to be a "future-proof" investment, as it works fine on the contrast-detect AF system (CDAF) on the micro-four-third (MFT) cameras.
Pros: Good zoom range and IQ, not too big for its class, fast phase-detect AF, reasonably fast CDAF, DxO support on MFT cameras
Cons: currently nothing (DxO support for MFT just added)
Best lens l have put on my E-420 Olympus camera so far and the best value .
11 August 2014
Summary: The lens I bought on E-Bay for my Olympus camera was for shooting landscapes and it works very well over any kit lens . Low light shooting is great with this lens also. Put one in your kit are you will be a happy camper. Zuiko Digital || F/2.8-3.5 || Lens is worth up grading to on your camera .
Summary: Let's start by just getting this out of the way. I think this is an awesome lens! GENERAL OVERALL IMPRESSION I just received my new Olympus OMD EM-1 (replacing my OMD EM-5) and I was anxious to try some Olympus Four Thirds glass on the camera. (I also had purchased the MMF-3 4/3 Adapter). After a few days of significant research, I settled on this little gem. OTHER THOUGHTS I spent most of yesterday using this lens with my EM-1 and I am very happy with the results.
Perfect travel lens for the Olympus OM-D with MMF3 adapter!
21 August 2013
Summary: I have earlier reviewed the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ Lens V314040BU000 that comes with the OM-D (which I still recommend). From an optics standpoint, the main difference between the Zuiko 14-54mm II lens and the M.Zuiko 12-50mm lens is the wider aperture (F/2.8-3.5 vs F/3.5-6.3) which makes it much more useable in low light. However, this lens is also sharper, and is capable of noticeably better (more nuanced) color rendition, than the 12-50mm.