Reviews and Problems with Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
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A smooth, versatile lens
17 March 2014
Summary: This is the kit lens supplied with most of the Olympus micro four-thirds cameras. It is wonderfully matched to those cameras, and except for the most demanding of applications, easily substitutes for a bag full of primes. Image quality is very good throughout the zoom range. Chromatic aberrations are well-controlled, and what little distortion there is is well-compensated for through in-camera processing.
Summary: Great Lens! The size and usefulness is a value to my camera. I wanted to have a lens that could be the main lens and have a variable focal length. that way I would keep the camera set up simple. I would think this Micro four thirds would be a great addition to anyone.
Excerpt: for taking photos,14-42 mm kit LENS by olympus for pm2 is one of the worst out there...NOT SHARP at allbe ready for massive photoshopping of ALL your﻿ photosmight as well get a tiny compact camera at half price, it is much sharper.thanksjapan [*]sells this pc of nonsense for about usd 120 btwand uk [*] wants usd 400 for same pc of wreck usa [*] wants usd 200 for the lens...the camera is quite OK tho.... so you have 2 options..
Summary: This lens is a great little lens. I have used all types of photo equipment over the last three decades, have owned and used every Olympus film camera and lens in the 'OM' System and this is, though it may cause pain to some to hear this, better than most of the old OM lenses. And they were REALLY good!
Summary: This lens was part of the package I have bought with my EP-3 camera in 2011. With time I have learn to use the M.14-42mm as an urban lens because of its compact size and overall performances. Picture results were supprisely good but it cannot pretend to be at the same levels as the prime lenses. The 14mm wide setting is sometime too narrow especially for interior uses or contextual picturing.
Summary: I purchased on recommendation of a knowledgeable friend when a rare opportunity developed. Weight and bulk was a consideration, and I wanted a better camera & lens to capture the events. This lens did not disappoint me at all! Within its focal range, it provided better images and greater versatility than I expected from a single lens. I'm very pleased, and I recommend it to others.