Reviews and Problems with Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
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Kit lens, and acts like a kit lens
Amazon Customer, Amazon
13 February 2014
Summary: The great advantage of this lens is that it is sufficient to get you photographing adequately in a range of circumstances. But if you expect it to be great, you will be greatly disappointed. You don't buy a Micro 4/3 camera to take merely "OK" photos, but if you stick with this lens you will be working with a handicap. I would definitely pick up a couple of primes to give you higher quality options.
It is a kit lens, get with the camera, but I would not just buy it.
13 February 2014
Summary: I got the Olympus Pen EPM2 kit and it came with this lens. PROS: 1. A big positive for this lens, is the small size. This lens is tiny, the pictures do not let you understand how small this lens is. 2. It covers a very useful range, 14MM (28MM on 35mm film) is, too me, very wide, if you like wide photography you can get started here. Then when you move into 17MM that is about 35MM in 35mm film, this is one of the most popular fields of view.
Summary: This lens is somewhat difficult to review, because for the price it's great! It definitely out performs it's price point. Seriously for $100.00 it's an outstanding lens, but as you add more lenses it will probably send more and more time at the bottom of your camera bag. I also like to take my bike out for a spin on the weekends. I'll put this lens on my E-PL5 and it fits nicely in my small Lowepro camera bag; actually, I have room for an extra battery as well.
Excerpt: I purchased this to replace a broken lens on my E-510 series camera. It was advertised to fit, but is the wrong part. Otherwise, the lens is light, versatile and seemed to be new, even though it was not 'new' condition.
Excerpt: It's a "kit" lens, light and certainly not overly fast--good for well lit shooting. I would gladly have paid $5-10 for a metal locking ring. The plastic plate does not inspire confidence. I bought my E-P2 with the idea of building a prime lens setup like my old SLR, but it's good to have a short zoom in the bag.