Reviews and Problems with Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
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3 weeks ago
Summary: It gets the job done. Imaging capabilities are at least on par with what you'd expect from a kit lens. The E-M10 corrects the wide-angle barrel distortion in camera (JPG), so that's cool. My small complaints: - dumb cheap plastic ring on the front comes off too easily. - this may be petty, but the aesthetics--meh.
Summary: this one in particular is a wonderful little lens. i have owned all the versions of this lens and they are all great lenses for their price point. they all have the ability to deliver super sharp images in the right hands. one would be hard pressed to find a low dollar lens any better.
Excerpt: Very useful as a small zoom lens on an E-P5. Not up to the standards of the 12-40mm f/2.8, but I don't think I would ever use that lens on an E-P5 or similar small camera. Surprisingly high quality for a kit zoom and a great deal with the discounts available when we purchased an E-P5. Uses tiny filters, so they are less expensive.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Small
Summary: I like it a lot as a lens kit comes with the camera however I won't pay more than $150 for this lens. I paid $99 for it with the purchasing of the OM-D E-M5. I think it's a reasonable price. I used this type lens before with a Pen PL2 but with the OM-D E-M5, it produce a better photos. You can take a look of the first bath of photos I took with my brand new OM-D E-M5.
Summary: This gave predictable and quick shots (focuses fast) all throughout a long vacation in good to great lighting. They are however not what you'd call 'fast' at 3.5 max aperture and fail utterly at any indoor lighting, as you end up with shutter speeds well under the 1/60 you need without a tripod.
Summary: Very good quality lens for the money. Please notice that the picture of this product is in his close possition, so when you are going to take a picture, you need to move the focus ring until it reach his normal position to start focusing, and it will be more than half centimeter larger. I use it for my Panasonic LX 7, as my normal all around lens (85% of my shots).