Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm 1.3.5-5.6

Lens Summary

Brand: Olympus

Also Known As: Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Four Thirds

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Four Thirds

Release Date: 2006-09-14

MSRP Price: $249

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: The Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom Lens is a very compact and lightweight lens which offers a 3x zoom range with coverage from medium wide-angle to classical telephoto portrait. It is the ideal lens for general every-day use, and especially with the ultra-compact E-400 camera.

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length14-42mm
Mount TypeFour Thirds
FormatFour Thirds
Compatible Format(s)Four Thirds
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio3x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:5.26
Image StabilizationNo
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/3.5-5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)75°-29°
Optical Information
Lens Elements10
Lens Groups8
Diaphragm Blades7
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements1
Aspherical Elements2
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.25m
Filter Information
Filter Size58mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions6.55 x 6.10cm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

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Vas. Patapatiou

I use this Olympus lens (Zuiko digital 14-42mm f3.5_5.6 ED) on a Olympus e400 and I am very pleased with its performance. Except that it’s sharp (I give 8.5 out of 10) the colours it renders are really natural with excellent contrast. The problem it exists (probably it happens with all modern digital lenses due to high f Numbers) is that is prone in taking shaken pics especially in low lighting so it needs steady hands. Also for its rather low price I absolutely recommend this lens and is rather light and compact and balances very nice with the camera body