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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II

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Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II M.Zuiko Digital review by indysteve

indysteve, slrgear.com
1 October 2014
  • Summary: original mk1 has better IQ. i prefer this lens over the mk2.
  • Pros: cheap.great IQ but not quite as good as original, quiet a/f better suited for video
  • Cons: build quality
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Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II M.Zuiko Digital review by Perry Rhodan

Perry Rhodan, slrgear.com
24 June 2012
  • Summary: You must try before discarding this almost free kitlens. Way, way better then almost all kitlenses around. And a pity that Oluv still hasn't checked back here. Needs resetting the lens body combo.
  • Pros: almost free kitlens, IQ, af speed, no AF problems at all, light
  • Cons: hood is extra, cheap JRC does the job
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Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II M.Zuiko Digital review by oluv

oluv, slrgear.com
12 March 2012
  • Summary: as opposed to SLR-gear's review of this lens, my particular sample is considerably softer than the old version of this lens that i also own. the old version has a horribly slow AF and construction quality is arguable as it feels a bit wobbly, but the new version is softer overall, despite the improvement in AF speed.
  • Pros: faster AF than previous version, light
  • Cons: longer than previous version, soft, plastic mount!
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Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II M.Zuiko Digital review by Hannu108

Hannu108, slrgear.com
1 September 2011
  • Summary: I wanted to compare this with the ED L lens that came with my E-PL1 but I found it much softer!! Fortunately I had read the previous review posted by Bruce Coxley. I did what he had done, i.e., reset the lens and it changed the whole thing! I found the lens excellent in sharpness, beating the 1st gen. ED L lens with aperture f/6.3 --> f/11 at all focal lengths I tested (14, 18, 24, 35, 42mm).
  • Pros: Excellent Sharpness with f/6.3 --> f/11
  • Cons: Little soft wide open
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Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II M.Zuiko Digital review by Bruce Coxley

Bruce Coxley, slrgear.com
26 February 2011
  • Summary: Distortion is well above average and no correction is needed on horizontal or vertical edges of newspaper pages. Macro setting images are very soft and will not sharpen enough to be useful. All these shots were on tripod and times shutter. IS was turned off. Much improvement needed to get Zuiko quality. After a long conversation with an Olympus tech rep we found out that the lens needs to be reset with the camera, as both units have firmware.
  • Pros: Smooth & easy to operate
  • Cons: Image quality is very good after resetting lens with camera.
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Overall 8

Ett bra objektiv

sjubarnsmamma, Ciao
18 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm F:3.5-5.6 II Med en helt ny, optimerad konstruktion, den senaste generationen av M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R (motsvarande 35 mm brännvidd: 28-84mm) har kommit nu. Den ger 3x zoom och med MSC tekniken så blir det suveräna videor och vanliga foton och den har en automatisk fokusering Den har en metalliskt utseende men den ser ändå inte så stel ut. Den ser lyxig ut faktiskt fast den är mörk i sin färg (svart).
  • Pros: Fin design, blir bra foton
  • Cons: -
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Overall 8
Picture quality 6
Size 10

Ordentliches, recht kompaktes Objektiv für jeden Tag

pc-ingo, eBay.de
7 December 2011
  • Summary: Sehr ordentliches Objektiv - von der Bildqualität auf Höhe des Panasonic 14-42, jedoch kleiner und mit überraschend guter Haptik. Der Kunststoff ist längst nicht so "knirschig" wie bei Panasonic und auch die Einstellringe laufen satt und gleichmäßig. Leider nicht mehr so klein wie die erste Version, dafür aber leiser und schneller durch neuen Antrieb. Für Panasonic leider nur begrenzt einsetzbar, da der Bildstabi bei Olympus in der Kamera ist.
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