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.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ Lens (Micro Four Thirds)
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|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Max Format size||FourThirds|
|Focal length||14–42 mm|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Maximum aperture||F3.5 - F5.6|
|Number of diaphragm blades||5|
|Aperture notes||Circular aperture diaphragm|
|Special elements / coatings||3 Aspherical elements, 1 ED glass element, 1 S-HR glass element|
|Minimum focus||0.25 m (9.84″)|
|Motor type||Stepper motor|
|Full time manual||Unknown|
|Weight||91 g (0.20 lb)|
|Diameter||61 mm (2.4″)|
|Length||23 mm (0.91″)|
|Zoom method||Rotary (extending)|
|Filter thread||37 mm|
|Hood product code||No 'official' hood|
|Optional accessories||LC-37C automatic lens cap|
|Notes||Compact retracting design with electronic power zoom|
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 ...
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
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
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