Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Lens (Black)

Model #V314050BU000

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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


Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View 75° - 29°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.8" (24.89 cm)
Magnification 0.19x
Focal Length 14 - 42mm
Comparable Focal Length: 28 - 84 mm
Diaphragm Blades 7
Elements/Groups 8/7
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 22
Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds


Tripod Collar No
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
Expert Reviews
Pc magazine.32817846
7 February 2014

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.

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    Impressively sharp for a kit lens. Minimal distortion. Collapsible design.

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    All-plastic build. Lens hood not included. Narrow aperture.

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
23 January 2016

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.

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    Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Operates Smoothly, Well Made

Olympusamerica com.32833372
4 September 2015

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.

1 May 2015

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.

5 February 2013

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.

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    Affordable, Compact Size, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight

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    Could Use Larger Aperture, SLOW IN LOW LIGHT

Product Highlights
  • Designed for Olympus Micro 4/3 Cameras
  • Equivalent to 28-84mm in 35mm Format
  • Three Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Nearly Silent MSC Lens Drive
  • Reduced Weight (3.9 oz, 111 g)
  • 37mm Filter Size
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In The Box
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Lens (Black)
  • Lens Cap (LC-37B)
  • 260056 LR-2 Rear Lens Cap For E-P1 Lenses
  • Instruction Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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