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M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R

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Smaller and lighter than standard SLR lenses thanks to the Micro Four Thirds format, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II (35mm equivalent focal length: 28-84mm) lens provides full 3x zoom performance in a very small package. The evolution of this PEN kit lens now focuses faster than ever before, so you won't miss out on rapid shooting situations. Designed for shooting movies as well as stills, this updated lens now features MSC technology for practically silent auto focusing and great movie sound even when zooming. This lightweight and compact lens delivers high image quality and has an excellent close-up shooting capability.

  • Compact and powerful 3x zoom
  • Silent automatic focusing for noise-free movies
  • Faster autofocusing for better high-motion photos
  • Close focusing distance of 25cm

Item # V314050BU000

Lens mechanism Inner focus with screw drive mechanism
Focal Length 14-42 mm (35mm equivalent focal length 28-84 mm)
Lens configuration 8 lenses in 7 groups
Aspherical glass elements 3
Angle of view 75 - 29 °
Closest Focusing Distance 9.8 inches (0.25 m)
Maximum Image
0.19x (35 mm equivalent: 0.38x)
Number of aperture blades 7 (circular aperture diaphragm for natural background blurring)
Maximum Aperture f3.5 ( 14mm ); f5.6 ( 42mm )
Minimum Aperture f 22
Filter diameter 37 mm
Dimension 2.2 inches (56.5 mm) Ø x 1.9 inches (50 mm) long
Weight 4.0 ounces (113 g)

Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.


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Customer Reviews of the M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R

March 23, 2015


Good kit lens

Compact size means you can easily fit an E-M10 body and this lens (separate) in your pocket.
Respectable build and optics quality.
Used it for many months and it served me well from portraits to landscape and even night as well.

With 3.5 on the fast end I find the bokeh and subject isolation to be a bit lacking for myself (I upgraded to the 12-40 PRO)
Not a fan of the small focus ring due to having larger hands, but the size is proportionate to the M4/3 system.

May 31, 2013

Thian Sung

Quiet zoom lens

Great shots when there is ample light, in dim or low light conditions due to limitations of the E-P2, you'll really need a flash, especially a TTL flash.

March 12, 2013

John W. Sloane, DMD

Very good "KIT" lens, light, quiet and smooth...

This lens is a great little lens. I have used all types of photo equipment over the last three decades, have owned and used every Olympus film camera and lens in the 'OM' System and this is, though it may cause pain to some to hear this, better than most of the old OM lenses. And they were REALLY good!

I wish the lower end went to 12mm (24mm equivalent on a 35mm system), but MOST photo taking by enthusiasts and even Prosumers can come from this lens and/or the WONDERFUL 12-50 or the other great 9-18. This lens will get you foo the ground and flying with aplomb. I lost the front Bayonet ring and I can't seem to get another one from Olympus no matter how I try to describe it, though, so guard it with your life. The lens looks "funny" without it.

February 24, 2013


A good "urban" lens

This lens was part of the package I have bought with my EP-3 camera in 2011. With time I have learn to use the M.14-42mm as an urban lens because of its compact size and overall performances.
Picture results were supprisely good but it cannot pretend to be at the same levels as the prime lenses. The 14mm wide setting is sometime too narrow especially for interior uses or contextual picturing.
I recommend you to add the lens hood that give you a more easy way to handhold the M.14-42mm during your picture taking.
Considering the price-point of the lens it is a good starting all-around option for a Pen series model.

November 30, 2012


Sharp, versatile lens

I purchased on recommendation of a knowledgeable friend when a rare opportunity developed. Weight and bulk was a consideration, and I wanted a better camera & lens to capture the events. This lens did not disappoint me at all! Within its focal range, it provided better images and greater versatility than I expected from a single lens. I'm very pleased, and I recommend it to others. I've since purchased another lens for this system to expand its capabilities, and I intend to purchase others.

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