Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ Lens (Micro Four Thirds)

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Key Features

  • 14-42mm focal length
  • 28-84mm equivalent focal length on Micro Four Thirds
  • F3.5-5.6 maximum aperture; F22 minimum
  • Stepper motor AF
  • Electronic power zoom
  • 0.25m/9.85" minimum focus
  • 37mm filters

Product Description

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ is a slimline kit lens designed to complement small mirrorless cameras like the OM-D E-M10. It uses an electronic, rather than mechanical zoom, which also enables smooth zooming during movie recording. It's just 23mm / 0.9" thick, weighs in at just 91g / 3.2 oz, and comes in a choice of black or silver. Olympus also offers an unusual automatically-opening lens cap as an optional extra.


Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size FourThirds
Focal length 14–42 mm
Image stabilisation No
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Maximum aperture F3.5 - F5.6
Minimum aperture F22.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 5
Aperture notes Circular aperture diaphragm
Elements 8
Groups 7
Special elements / coatings 3 Aspherical elements, 1 ED glass element, 1 S-HR glass element
Minimum focus 0.25 m (9.84)
Maximum magnification 0.23×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual Unknown
Focus method Internal
Weight 91 g (0.20 lb)
Diameter 61 mm (2.4)
Length 23 mm (0.91)
Colour Black, silver
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom Yes
Filter thread 37 mm
Hood supplied No
Hood product code No 'official' hood
Optional accessories LC-37C automatic lens cap
Notes Compact retracting design with electronic power zoom


User Reviews

  • rybu, Jun 26, 2014 GMT:
    Convenient, tiny little zoom lens.

    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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Questions & Answers


Can the 60mm macro do better?

EM 10 14-42EZ raynox 250 The main sundew flesh-eater is about 35 mm long. I like this extremely versatile combo that is dirt cheap. Would the 60mm macro do better? ;) (Almost) full ooc jpeg. Regards Perry

perry rhodan asked
7 months ago


Great shot! I can give a couple of reasons I like the 60mm. First, with it's easy 1:1, it makes it easy to determine the scale of an image. Second, it's just a really, really nice lens to use. A few with the 60mm Continue Reading

Martin.au answered
7 months ago

Looking at your shot at original size, I'd say it probably can. Whether better enough to justify the price is a matter for you. But there's alot more to a good macro lens than just sharpness. I've just done a review of the 60mm here Continue Reading

bluelemmy answered
7 months ago

I've seem some incredible pictures come from the 60mm. Do a search on flicker. -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/90891174@N04/ Continue Reading

Tony8232 answered
7 months ago

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