Excerpt: I bought this along with my olympus omd em5 mark ii. For the price, this basic zoom lens covers a nice angle and gives sharp pictures and good colors. Might have been better if this was 12mm-42mm and one stop faster at the long end.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Small
Excerpt: Got this lens along with my olympus em5 mark ii camera. Bundled savings price was $. For that price image quality, AF speed is great. The lens is also light weight. The only issue is olympus dont supply lens hood along with lens like others and lens hood is expensive also.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Summary: Lenses that come packaged as part of a camera kit are notorious for sub-par performance and build, but the Zuiko Micro Four Thirds (MTF) 14-42mm IIR is a pleasant surprise. From the limited photos I have taken since receiving the lens, pictures seem to come out crisp, with resolution fairly uniform...
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.
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: 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.