Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ User Reviews

Announced Jan 29, 2014 •
Zoom lens | Micro Four Thirds | V314070BU000
Dutch John III
 

I know, it's not fair to compare it to - let's say - the Canon 24-105. But considering its weight, size, performance, I would say this is a very, very good lens. And considering this lens is only 22 mm thick, weight is less than 100 gram, this is the lens you always to carry with you. I would like to challenge anyone, doing a blind test comparing this lens with APS/c or FF zooms. Of course, pixel peeping at 60 x 90 cm, pro lenses are better. Most of us are looking at their 13 or 15 inch ...

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medon78
 

Just recently my copy broke. It does not un-collapse any more properly, to my knowledge I did not physically abuse it. Until it broke, the picture quality was mediocre -- good enough, but quite soft off center, especially at 14mm. Without the defect, I would still give it 4 stars - the small size is a nice thing, worth the IQ trade-off.

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Motorazr
 

I was just now reading the CameraLabs review of the E-PL7 and I was aghast at the very poor result Gordon got from two copies of the 14-42EZ. I've been very pleased with my own copy of this lens. I had been using a Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 pancake which was good optically but I felt too constrained by the single focal length. Fortunately, I was able to buy the 14-42EZ new for the same price I could sell my 14/2.5 for used so that's what I did and I find the optical quality to be just fine ...

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JohnRayner
 

This lens came with the EM10 Mkll limited edition fox brown. The small lens makes the whole package so small, and for the street shots, unobtrusive.

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Dave729
 

Optically,  it seems to be on par with the regular 14-42's from Olympus. But the stellar thing that makes this close to a 5-star lens in the collapsing nature.  It's about the same size collapsed as the 17/2.8, making it a perfect match for my E-PM2.  The kicker, though you have to pay for it, is the auto lens cap, giving my E-PM2 the size and start-to-snap time of a high end compact point & shoot, but with m43-quality shots and capabilities. It also makes my E-M5 much more compact. I really ...

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I bought this as a replacement for the M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 IIR lens, which came included with my E-PL6. With the EZ on the E-PL6, the camera is almost as small as a typical point-and-shoot camera. Combined with the auto-opening cap (which you have to buy separately) it makes the camera quite convenient to carry around like a typical point-and-shoot. The optics on the EZ are a little crisper than the IIR. The EZ is also able to focus on objects a little closer to the camera. The only ...

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