Reviews and Problems with Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
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8 January 2015
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.
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.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Small
Summary: This lens is small but it is a beast. On a GH2 it is very snappy. It focuses VERY fast. These units are usually kit lenses that people often overlook. Don't sleep on this Olympus lens because on the right camera it is very impressive.
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.
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.
"Please check the status of a lens" after zoom pass 30mm
Dave "Montreal", Amazon
10 September 2014
Summary: OK, when I bought my EPL2 back in 2011, it came with a 14-42mm II. It went dead one and half year later with the problem of “please check the status of a lens” prompted once trying to zoom pass 30mm (approx) with long motor noises within the lens.
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.