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 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.
A decent lens. worth to keep for daily walk arounds
7 May 2014
Summary: Produces fairly sharp images even though its a kit lens. Decent walk around lens for daily purposes. I bought this to fit the Wcon-P01 wide converter, which my older 14-42 V1 couldn't mount. A new EZ slim version is out, so the market price for this vII has dropped quite a bit.
Excerpt: I use this lens with my Blackmagic Pocket Camera. I really like the portability. However if you are using it with a Blackmagic Pocket Camera the focal adjustment is sensitive, so be sure the picture is as sharp as it can get.
Excerpt: Got it as kit with the E-PM2. Decent, sharp lens. Not deceived! Also focuses fast and is light. One negative thing, is the cosmetic plastic ring on front, which will fall off very easily. Doesn't look very resistant to falls either, but OK for general use (not safari photography of whatever). What you expect from a kit lens and a little better.
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.