September 29, 2015 by Torsten
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
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March 28, 2015 by darrell
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 8, 2015 by Michael
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.
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July 19, 2014 by Frank
GREAT
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 by Ryan
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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