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Keywords: Olympus M.Zuiko Wide Mid Tele Zoom Micro-Four-Thirds EZ


Registered: September 2014
Posts: 2
Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ ED M.Zuiko Digital review by nippa
Review Date: 9/2/2014 Would you recommend the product? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 8 

Pros: Nicely made , very light and a great built in lens cap ( extra accessory )
Cons: Outside f5.6/f8 it's not sharp enough for me

I've tried two copies of this lens and while its size and build makes it highly attractive I've been unhappy with the limited sharpness.
The mediocre resolution means that I've given up the convenience of the lens for the old Lumix 14-45 and thereby lies a tale.

If I compare your resolution charts for the two lenses I see very little difference but in practice one is fit for A4 prints and one for A3.

If small size is important this lens will do the job and when stopped down a little results are good enough for most things.
Watch for shutter shake as I found with my E-M10 ; after using the electronic shutter resolution improved significantly.
Perry Rhodan

Registered: January 2010
Posts: 21
Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ ED M.Zuiko Digital review by Perry Rhodan
Review Date: 3/20/2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $200.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: Very very small. Very sharp for a kitlens. Extremely fast AF on EM10
Cons: No hood. (only 28mm wide ;-)

Incredible. My copy is very good across the board. Does much better compared to my sony 16-50 on my nex6. The AF is so quick, it's lightning fast. The zoom speed can be set in 3 speeds to your liking, works very well. The AF ring is somewhat small, but hey that's what tiny pancake zooms are all about, compromises. In contrast to the new and tiny panasonic 12-32, this oly does have an MF-ring on the lens. The IQ and AF speed look comparable to the pany. Only wishing oly made it 24mm on the wide side. To my surprise it does rather well in macro.


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