Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II

Last updated (23 December’12):
- Review by Lenstip

Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II features 14-54mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length 28-108mm) at focal length with maximum aperture of f2.8 (14mm) – f3.5 (54mm). The lens construction has 15 Elements in 11 Groups and has diagonal angle of view at 75 – 23 Degree. Closest focusing distance at 0.22m and has a filter size of 67mm. The Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II lens weighs 440g and it measures 2.9 inches in diameter and 4 inches long.

Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II
Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info


Expert Reviews

Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II Reviews

Lenstip reviews the Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II and writes;
“Chromatic aberration won’t be very bothersome during the work with the ZD 14-54 mm. Actually, in the middle and near the longer end of the focal lengths range we won’t have any problems with it at all as its level is low or negligible there. The biggest chance to see the aberration we get at the shortest focal length, where it reaches the borderline between the medium and high values. “
rating: N/A

Photoreview reviews the Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II and writes;
“Flare was very well controlled. While it was certainly possible to force the lens to flare, extreme backlit shots required little in the way of post-capture editing and moderate backlighting required none at all.”
Rating: ★★★★½

User Opinions

Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II User Reviews

A nice alternative to the 12-60 | Rating: ★★★★★
“It’s a beautiful lens, with superb image quality as its predecessor is well-known for. There are lots of reviews and tests out on the web, they all agree on what a great lens this is. The 12-60mm is certainly a top lens, so if you want things a little wider and longer, it may be the right choice for you if you only have room for one lens.” – by Middle age tech freak

Excellent Prime Zoom for E-620 | Rating: ★★★★★
“Compare with the result coming from LX3, which has a smaller censor (1/1.6″ CCD vs E-620′s 4/3 LiveMOS), the IQ is marginally better, but cleaner noise level with sufficient natural light. It also has a much better dynamic range (no surprise). The water reflection can look mirror like instead of mushy. In low light condition, LX3′s larger aperture will turn into its favor, providing better end result than E-620/Zuiko combination. The image is very sharp corner to corner.” – by -Ashi-

Best Lens!! | Rating: ★★★★★
“This is the best lens for the cost of things. It picks up so much more color and takes beautiful images even in low light situation such as theatre. I combined it with a B&W UV filter for indoors and a B&W Polarizer for outdoor shooting. That was my best decision to make, to put alittle more money down on filters but the outcome is amayzing. “ – by J. Kvanbeck

Fantastic upgrade for the Four-Thirds system | Rating: ★★★★★
“Excellent glass elements and solid body construction make this lens very appealing from the get-go… The quality images produced by this lens are incredibly sharp and being able to shoot full open at f/2.8 greatly improves low light shooting (counter balancing the Olympus camera’s ISO noise issues). “ – by j . p . f

Excellent all purpose lens | Rating: ★★★★★
“This lens transforms a camera like the e-420 in a workhorse since it greatly increases the photographic capabilities of the body, increasing picture quality noticeable and the ability of the autofocus to check on the subjects… The quality of the lens is very good, I am sure that the Zuiko 12-60 is better, but for the price this is one of the best lenses around, easily competing with more expensive ones.” – by Camila Cely

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Manual

Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II User Manual

- Download Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II User Manual (PDF – 163kb)

Features & Specifications

Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II Specifications

(Olympus has released the Zuiko Digital 14-54mm 1:2.8-3.5 II lens; successor to the Zuiko Digital 14-54mm 1:2.8-3.5. The new lens has been redesigned to offer compatibility with the ‘High-speed imager AF’ system included in recent Four Thirds DSLRs.

The lens is a 3x zoom, equivalent to 28-108mm on 35mm format. It’s a bright all-round zoom lens offering both wide angle and short telephoto, making it the ideal basic lens. Its strong light gathering power makes it ideal for shooting with available light.

Bright 3.9x wide-angle standard zoom 3 Aspherical lens elements for excellent quality Splash and dustproof Format Size – Four Thirds Focal Length – 14-54mm Filter Thread – 67mm Supplied Accessories – Front and rear caps, Lens hood, Lens Case Dimensions – 2.95 diameter x 3.5 length (75mm diameter x 89mm length) Weight – Approx. 15.5 oz. (440 g)


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