M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ

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An extremely portable 3X Electronic Zoom lens that will complement the compact design of any PEN or OM-D body. Less than 1 inch thick and packed with the latest in lens technology, this lens features an MSC focusing mechanism for near silent focusing, a circular aperture unit and no less than 8 lens elements in 7 groups including on ED and one HR lens element. The Electronic Retraction feature automatically extends and retracts the lens when the camera is powered on/off. And the two-step variable Electronic Zoom mechanism delivers smooth consistent zooming control especially desirable when shooting HD movies. An Automatic opening protective lens cap is optionally available.

Item # V314070BU000

Mount Standard Micro Four Thirds System Standard
Focal Length  [35mm Equivalent Focal Length] 14-42mm [24-48mm]
Lens Construction 8elements in 7 Groups, 3 Aspherical lenses, 1 ED lens, 1 S-HR lens
Dust, Splash Proof, Freezeproof No
Angle of View 29-75 Degree
AF System High-speed Imager AF (MSC) 
Zoom Mechanism Electric Zoom
Closest Focusing Distance 7.87" at 14mm, 9.8" at 42mm
Maximum Image Magnification 0.23x 
[35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification] [0.46x]
Minimum Field Size 57.9x76.9mm
Number of Blades 5 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
Maximum Aperture F3.5(F14mm) - F5.6(F42mm)
Minimum Aperture F22
Filter Size Diameter 37mm
Dimensions Diameter 2.4" x .9"
Weight 3.2 oz.
Box Contents Lens Cap(LC-37B), Lens Rear Cap(LR-2)
Instruction Manual, Olympus Worldwide Warranty Card
*Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
Related Accessories (Option) Protection Filter (PRF-D37 PRO)
Lens Cap (LC-37C)
Macro Converter (MCON P-02)
Lens Case (LSC-0710)

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Customer Reviews of the M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ

September 29, 2015


Nice very small and versatile lens

I guess the saying is true: The best camera - is the one you have with you. Combined with a pen camera you will get a system that is almost pocket able. You press the on button of the camera - the lens drives into position the automatic lens cap (optional accessory ) opens and here you go.
Picture quality may lag behind prime lenses, but not much and you are still going to be in a different ball park compared to phone cameras

March 27, 2015


Great compact lens

I purchased this lens for backpacking and camping with my OM-D E-M5, and it works great! The lens is very small and light, and yet allows versatility with the zoom.

January 07, 2015


Compact, but with reservations.

In addition to fielding a good number of Olympus primes and the Olympus pro zooms, I figured it would be a good idea to pick up this lens for the compactness I was lacking with my current array of options. I have to report that it's decently sharp, but that's about it. There are compromises to make lenses like this, at a price like this and you should know them before you buy.

There is some softness in the corners, the electric zoom is slow, and the aperture range standard for a zoom, but the big thing I noticed between this lens and the primes especially, was the color saturation. The color on any prime or pro zoom I have is much, much clearer and stronger, with no artificial adjustment. Something to consider, especially if you do not post process your images. Things look a bit flat and dull without a bit of a boost.

Otherwise this lens hits its intended marks for me.

July 19, 2014



This lens is a beautiful picture taking lens. I also have the M.Zuiko 17mm 2.8 lens. They are both great. I have taken pictures of the squirrels and a chipmunk that I throw out nuts to and they all crop beautifully to use as desktop photos.

June 24, 2014


Convenient 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 downside of the EZ compared to the IIR that I can see is the zoom lens on the EZ are driven by an electric motor or servo, while on the IIR they are manual.

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