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|Weight||3.9 oz (111 g)|
|Dimensions (DxL)||Approx. 2.2 x 1.9" (5.59 x 4.83 cm)|
|Filter Thread||Front:37 mm|
|Focal Length||14 - 42mm
Comparable Focal Length: 28 - 84 mm
|Format Compatibility||Micro Four Thirds|
|Camera Mount Type||Micro Four Thirds|
|Aperture||Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 22
|Minimum Focus Distance||9.8" (24.89 cm)|
|Angle of View||75° - 29°|
The Olympus M. Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R is a fine choice as a discounted starter lens, but consider an upgrade if you're paying full price.
Impressively sharp for a kit lens. Minimal distortion. Collapsible design.
All-plastic build. Lens hood not included. Narrow aperture.
I bought this lens as a companion for the Olymus 40–150mm. I use both on my Panasonic GX7. This lens is compact, well made, and operates smoothly. It works physically, electrically and software wise perfectly with the micro 4/3 Lumix camera.
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Operates Smoothly, Well Made
This lens is good as a kit lens. It is small and offers a good range, with decent picture quality. However, If you are in the market for a micro four thirds lens, I would advise spending a little more and getting a better lens.
The 14-42mm II R is a very good, though much maligned kit lens. Many have compared it - unfired - to dedicated prime lenses on DSLRs costing hundreds of dollars more. I wouldn't do that, and I didn't expect that level of quality when I purchased it. I'm still holding on to my DSLR.
This lens is the standard zoom usually attached to most basic "bundles". It is good for general use. In good lighting conditions it provides sharp, well defined images with little artifacts and distortion. In low light or when pushed to its boundaries (e.g.
Affordable, Compact Size, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Could Use Larger Aperture, SLOW IN LOW LIGHT