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8.4 out of 10

Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-42mm F3.5 - F5.6

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL Wide Angle Zoom Lens - 14 mm to 42 mm Product Ty Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-42mm F3.5 - F5.6

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Overall 6
6.0

Good zoom range, but slow f/4

Professor L.C., Adorama
9 July 2013
  • Excerpt: The biggest issue, and that applies to pretty much all DSLR kit lenses is that they are slow (Maximum aperture of f/4 when wide) but the aperture changes as you zoom in to an f/5.6 at 150 mm.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

Good if you want convenience

K. Lee, Amazon
3 January 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this lens at a discounted refurbished price, so based on that, I will give it a rating of maybe 3.5 stars. If I paid the full price for a new one, I would be less happy. The lens is handy if you're traveling and you want something lightweight with a 10X zoom, and you don't mind image quality not much better than a good point and shoot. In good light, stopped down to about f 5.6 on the wide end, and f 7-8 on the telephoto end, it is pretty decent.
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Overall 6
6.0

could be an used piece

xterramann, Amazon
9 October 2012
  • Summary: received the lens in plastic and paper box package. no user manual, no instructions at all. not sure if this is a returned item.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent Image Quality

Tricky1, Amazon
9 October 2012
  • Summary: Comments: 3 Latest Apparently the cleaning and firmware update did the trick. I can happily say this lens now meets my expectations as a decent walkaround lens. Good for vacations and that sort of thing where you are not looking for super sharp images. I would recommend this lens for folks looking for a 10+X zoom for non-critical applications. It seems to perform as described in some of the notable internet review sites such as DPReview.
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Overall 6
6.0

Cheaply made, but amazing wide to telephoto range.

Michael Appel, Amazon
26 August 2012
  • Summary: When I purchased my Olympus EP-3 from Amazon, at the same time I also ordered this Olympus 14 - 150mm lens for it. When I pulled it out of the box, I was stunned. I looked it over to see if I could find the Playskool or Mattel logo on it. No, it said Olympus, even though it felt and looked like a toy. This was a very light, very cheaply made lens and I was shocked.
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Overall 6
6.0

Okay, I guess

Jorge, B&H Photo
14 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Dark lens (F4.0-5.6), constructed out of plastic, and the widest angle on it is a so-so 28mm equivalent. I guess if you really want a "super" zoom lens for your MFT camera, it's either this one or the 14-140mm Panny zoom, there is nothing else out there, really.
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Overall 6
6.0

Won't fit the E-500+ series

gl, Adorama
28 November 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Light but ... not so small.

A.S., B&H Photo
21 April 2011
  • Excerpt: It is a lens good for 20-50mm, the rest ... The correct price for this lens is max. 350 USD.
  • Pros: Kit lens
  • Cons: Good only between 20-50mm, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

Small and light

Wai, B&H Photo
20 December 2010
  • Excerpt: It is small and light. I can carry it every day to take pictures when necessary. It covers a wide range of focal length. It is convenient for everyday photography. It will be better if the aperture is bigger.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

Olympus MFT lens: 14-42mm

rrddss1, Ebay
10 December 2010
  • Summary: One of the various micro4/3 (MFT) lenses to address the growing MFT market. Physically the lens is very small (pictures would lead one to believe it's a full sized lens). Zoom focal length is usefull at 14mm - 42mm. Speed is not so quick, f3.5 on the wide end and f5.6 on the long side. Optically is reasonable though it's plastic construction requires ginger handling. The front thread is only 37mm, quite small and more difficult to adapt to larger filters.
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