Reviews and Problems with Olympus 14-54mm f2.8-3.5II Standard Wide Zoom
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Olympus 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II Zuiko Digital review by attila_feher
1 week ago
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
Cons: Not supported by DxO with micro-fourthirds cameras
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.
If bought new it is worth the money - better yet, if U get an ebay deal
19 August 2013
Summary: Great option for the Panasonic GH3/micro 4/3. This is a great walk-around lens. I use this with a micro 4/3'rds adapter on the GH3 (generic adapter was $59 online). Auto-focus works very well - it is slightly slower than the native micro 4/3 lenses, but good enough for me. This is larger and heavier than most micro 4/3rds lenses, but it balances well on the GH3, which prevents jerky motions while shooting video or stills. The image quality is very good.
Summary: I just needed a replacement lens for the latest one I broke. These lenses don't hold up well when dropped. This one arrived in good shape, well wrapped, had a filter on it that I didn't expect, nice covers and was clean. Quality purchase.