/// Good center sharpness throughout most of range ///
25 February 2015
Summary: This Olympus ED 14-150mm adds weather sealing, but doesn't offer any optical advantages over the first version of the lens. Pros: + 10.7x zoom range. + Good center sharpness throughout most of range. + Weather-sealed design. + Nominal distortion. Cons: - Modest aperture. - Weak edge and corner performance. - Lacks image stabilization.
Reliable Wide to Portrait Zoom, Light, Reliable, SHARP
Stephanie Sullivan, Amazon
23 February 2015
Summary: This Zuiko 14-42mm lens came as a kit lens with my Olympus E30 purchased back in 2010. It is impressively sharp for a kit lens and has that famous Olympus color consistency. It isn't fast with an max aperture of f/3.5 to 5.6 so not so good for dim lighting without flash. This little workhorse is still going strong!
Summary: I have just about every Olympus micro four thirds lens and this is the one that I am most impressed with. I find the pictures to be sharper and colors better than with the 40 - 150mm and 14 - 42ez, which are both good lenses. It has a nice weight and feels very solid. It seems to be about the same size as the 40 - 150. The zoom is very smooth, no lens creep, quiet and blazing fast autofocus as all the Olympus lenses do. It is a great walk around lens and good for sports.
Summary: I have to admit that this review should have been written couple years ago when I have purchased this lens. I have put it on my Olympus EPL-1 and it stays there all the time, unless I use my fish eye lens. I have 14-42mm kit zoom and 40-150mm zoom, but they do not give any advantage in image quality over the subject of this review. This is not a fast lens, but there is no fast super zoom in existence anyway.