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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6

Announced Jun 16, 2009 •
Zoom lens | Micro Four Thirds

It is very easy to underestimate a cheap, plasticky kit lens that came with the camera, but I tend to think that the proof of pudding is in the eating, ie. proof of lens is in the photos. And there, this lens is no slouch. Let's get the obvious out of the way. It is mechanically flimsy, a collapsible design (like that old Leica Elmar on the first Leica cameras), so this gets in the way of getting a shot quickly; also, the front element rotates while focusing so it is a pain to use with a ...

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Came with my camera. Other than that its a very so so lens. Good for travel snaps in good light, not good at just about everything else. Focus is slow and the filter ring rotates. Camera companies obsession this this focal range is disapointing.

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