Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6

Last updated (28 June’10):
- Review by Whatdigitalcamera

Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 features 14-42 mm 28-84mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length) at focal length with maximum aperture of f3.5 (14mm) – f5.6 (42mm). The lens construction has 10 Elements in 8 Groups and has diagonal angle of view at 75-29 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 0.25m and has a filter size of 58mm. The Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens weighs 190g and it measures 65.5mm in diameter and 61mm long.

Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Reviews

Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 and writes;
“Resolution is very good indeed throughout its focal range. There is a slight loss of sharpness at maximum aperture but even at this reduced level the lens performs better than many other lenses. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photozone reviews the Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 and writes;
“Technically it has no significant flaws – it is very sharp at all mainstream aperture settings. The amount of vignetting at 14mm @ f/3.5 could be a little better maybe but then this is rather typical in this class. Distortions and lateral CAs are well controlled.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 User Reviews

Great Kit Lens | Rating: ★★★★★
“From a 35mm camera perspective, the 2x crop factor makes this lens a 28-84mm equivalent. The 14-42mm range is incredibly useful. Most casual photography can be performed with this lens. I used it for a brunch with family and some walkaround photography. “ – by K. Hsiang

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Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Specifications

With the world’s first* retractable mechanism design, this standard 3X zoom lens is extremely compact with an overall length of just 43.5mm. Covering wide-angle to a moderate telephoto suitable to portrait shooting, this lens is suitable for a wide range of applications, including day-to-day shooting and traveling. With a digital-dedicated design as well as multi-coating on all lens surfaces, this Micro Four Thirds lens boasts very high imaging performance.


Focal Length: 14-42mm (35mm equivalent focal length 28-84mm)
Lens construction: 9 Elements in 8 Groups, including ED lens, HR lens & 2 Aspherical lenses
Angle of View: 75 – 29 Degree
Closest Focusing Distance: 0.25m
Maximum Image Magnification: 0.24x (35mm equivalent Maximum Image Magnification 0.48x)
Minimum Field Size: 51.4 x 68.5mm
Number of Blades : 7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
Maximum Aperture: F3.5 (14mm) – F5.6 (42mm)
Minimum Aperture: F22
Filter Size: Diameter 40.5mm
Dimension: Diameter 62 x 43.5mm
Weight: 150g
Box Contents: Lens Cap(LC-40.5), Lens Rear Cap(LR-2) , Instruction Manual, Olympus Worldwide Warranty Card

See also: Lens Reviews | Olympus Lenses

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