The 14-42 IIR revisited (pix)

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NZ Scott
NZ Scott Veteran Member • Posts: 4,513
The 14-42 IIR revisited (pix)
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Hey campers,

I drove up to Penang last weekend and decided to take my very first m43 lens with me - the 14-42 IIR that came as kit with my E-P3.

I hadn't used it in a long time because I have another nine m43 lenses to keep me busy, but I spent several hours shooting with it exclusively on Saturday as I wandered around the old town.

I have to say, I was quite pleased with the results. It's not as bitingly sharp as the 12/2.0 and 17/1.8 primes, but it's really not so bad:

Feel free to post your own 14-42 IIR pics.

S

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ttan98 Senior Member • Posts: 2,134
Re: The 14-42 IIR revisited (pix)

Hi,

Bring back memories, Penang is the place where I was born...thanks for the pics. I may be going there at the end of the year...

Michael M Fliegel
Michael M Fliegel Veteran Member • Posts: 3,679
Re: The 14-42 IIR revisited (pix)
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Nice series.  Nothing wrong with the "kit" lenses.

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Don051348 Regular Member • Posts: 175
Re: The 14-42 IIR revisited (pix)

I have this lens on a G5 and am quite happy with it.

Did you run over the cat??

NZ Scott
OP NZ Scott Veteran Member • Posts: 4,513
Re: The 14-42 IIR revisited (pix)

Don051348 wrote:

I have this lens on a G5 and am quite happy with it.

Did you run over the cat??

It kind of looks like that, doesn't it?

But no.

S

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jgalvezjr Junior Member • Posts: 35
Re: The 14-42 IIR revisited (pix)

Just one"tired" cat.

I have the same lens and I'm happy with it. But recent lens tests from Camera Labs revealed that the new Panny 14-42 f3.5 II is slightly better.

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HornOUBet
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Love the cat shot....

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JacquesC Senior Member • Posts: 2,785
Priceless !
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Some priceless images you posted

This lens is not bad at all and currently is the only lens I have for my EM10. i hope to add the 9-18mm and possibly the 12-40 f2.8 later.

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Hen3ry
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Re: The 14-42 IIR revisited (pix) - lovely lens, a few of mine

Cheers, geoff

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Geoffrey Heard
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KTClown
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Re: The 14-42 IIR revisited (pix)

Some real nice shots, a nice lens, been using mine with a PL5.

Gary

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NZ Scott
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Re: The 14-42 IIR revisited (pix) - lovely lens, a few of mine

Hen3ry wrote:

Nice light in this one, Geoff:

Cheers, geoff

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Steven Wandy Veteran Member • Posts: 5,349
Have always felt the Olympus kit lenses were underrated
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Have had many copies of the 14-42 over the years (currently the IIR and the EZ Pancake) and always felt that for the majority of people using Olympus cameras (especially the m4/3 line) they were extremely capable. Are they as good as other lenses (read the primes and the high-end zooms), no - but for the majority of my shooting, they are perfect. Great combination of size/weight/price/IQ.

Some of mine - various different 14-42s.

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Sergeg
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Re: The 14-42 IIR revisited (pix)

Is that the short pancake version with the power zoom? was considering it. Great results and good eye for candid compositions. The cat playing dead and rickshaws are standout for me.

Cheers

Sergei

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KTClown
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Re: Have always felt the Olympus kit lenses were underrated

Nice shots, I use my kit lens most of the time. Does the job I want.

Gary

Pueblo, CO

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NZ Scott
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Re: The 14-42 IIR revisited (pix)

Sergeg wrote:

Is that the short pancake version with the power zoom? was considering it.

No, it's the normal kit lens that comes with the E-P3 and most of the other PEN cameras.

Great results and good eye for candid compositions. The cat playing dead and rickshaws are standout for me.

Cheers

Sergei

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My kit: E-P3, 12/2.0, 17/1.8, 45/1.8, 60/2.8 Macro, 7.5 Fisheye, 7-14, 12-35 f2.8, 14-42 IIR, 40-150 ED, 75-300 II

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