Reviews and Problems with Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-42mm F3.5 - F5.6
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A very good Travel/general purpose lens
Bob, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: This is the 2nd example of this lens I've gotten.<br />The 1st was unacceptable at 150mm. This lens I'm happy to say is considerably better. I had returned the 1st one, but when the lens went on sale again I decided to try once more.<br /><br />It's not in league with the m4: 3 primes, nor the <br />12x40, but it's utility is a joy to use and IQ is good enough that I'd be willing to print up to 16x20 with it. I also like it's good close up ability.
Summary: I like this lens. I recently traded in my Canon 7D and the Tamron 18-270mm lens for this lens and the Olympus OM-D5 camera. I also bought the 300R flash, the 14-42mm and the 75-300mm lens. Basically, I switched from Canon gear to Olympus gear because I got tired of carrying a bulky DSLR camera around on vacations. I don't miss all the Canon lenses or the large DSLR bodies one bit.
Summary: I had broken my old camera lens and had a wedding rehearsal to shoot in less than two weeks! (yikes) I can not tell you how amazed I am at how quickly the shipping was, it arrived in two days with just standard shipping! The lenses design is just a little sleeker and a little more lightweight than the older model. The images I have notices are sharper and better quality.
Summary: The lens is the most lightweight in this range even the body made of plastic and assemble in China. However, this lens has great picture quality. I think this lens is first choice to get a jonery.
Excerpt: This lens pretty much never comes off my Olympus EM-5 camera now. It is a great all around lens, No zoom creep, sharp and it is incredible small for teh focal length. Focus is fast. It is a great outdoor lens.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Small
Not the sharpest lens in the world... but overall pretty good.
S. Vogt, Amazon
12 March 2012
Summary: I like the 14-150mm lens a lot even if its not the sharpest Oly lens around. In terms of overall IQ, I think the Panasonic 14-140 is better but it's a monster because of the need for built-in IS and would overwhelm most PEN cameras. Maybe there are some that can live with that but personally I hate having a lens attached that makes the camera feel out of balance. The 14-150 is as light-weight as they come for its zoom range. It feels well balanced on my EPL2.