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

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

This extremely portable 3X Electronic Zoom pancake-style lens complements the compact design of any PEN or OM-D body. Less than 1 inch thick and packed with sophisticated lens technology, this lens features an MSC focusing mechanism for near silent operation. The Electronic Retraction feature automatically extends and retracts the lens when the camera is powered on or off. And the two-step variable Electronic Zoom delivers smooth consistent zooming control that’s especially desirable when shooting HD movies. An auto-opening protective lens cap is optionally available.

  • Maximum Aperture
  • 35mm Equivalent Focal Length
  • 35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification
  1. 14-42mm Focus Length
  2. Max. Image Magnification .23x
  3. ZERO coating
  4. MSC Movie & 
Still Compatible
  5. Minimum Focus Distance 7.87 in
  6. Electronic Zoom

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    M.Zuiko everyday lenses offer a solution for every shooting situation, whether you need a convenient low-profile lens or a high-powered zoom.


      The key advantage of the M. Zuiko 14-42mm EZ is its portability. You can capture a broad range of images – from wide-angle landscapes to portraits and architecture.


      The inclusion of the Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) mechanism provides amazingly fast – and nearly silent – autofocus operation.

    • VIDEO

      This is an especially good lens for video. You can track moving subjects with the smooth two speed zoom so there are no abrupt transitions as your distance from the action changes.


    The key advantage of the M. Zuiko 14-42mm EZ is its portability. You can capture a broad range of images – from wide-angle landscapes to portraits and architecture – without lugging around multiple lenses – it is an awesome travel lens. And a compact camera like an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II coupled with the 14-42mm EZ is small enough to fit in your jacket pocket, so you’re always ready for the next photo opp. This is also an especially good lens for video.


    One of this lens’s most interesting features is the unique-to-Olympus Movie & Still Compatible mechanism, or MSC. This technology provides amazingly fast and nearly silent autofocus operation. You’ll really notice the benefit when you play back your HD video and the only thing you hear is the ambient background noise in the scene you were filming; what you won’t hear is the sound of the lens moving as it focuses.

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    With ten individual lens elements in nine groups, metallic construction and a light weight of just 10.7 oz, this lens is a really advanced piece of engineering. Among these elements you’ll find three ED, or extra-low dispersion, lenses that correct for chromatic aberration, and two HR, or high refractivity, lenses, which correct for spherical aberration. All lens elements feature Olympus’s ZERO coating technology for virtual elimination of ghosts and flares.


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Key Specs

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  1. Focal Length
  2. 35mm Equivalent Focal Length
  3. Lens Construction
    8 elements in 7 Groups, 3 Aspherical lenses, 1 ED lens, 1 S-HR lens
  4. Dust & Drip Proof
  5. Closest Focusing Distance
    7.87 inches
  6. Maximum Aperture
  7. Minimum Aperture
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Lens Diagrams

  1. MTF 14mm F3.5 Chart
  2. MTF 42mm F5.6 Chart
  3. Lens Element Diagram
    diagram of lens elements

Additional Specs

  1. Angle of View
    29-75 Degree
  2. Max. Image Magnification
  3. 35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification
  4. Minimum Field Size
  5. Number of Blades
    5 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
  6. Filter Size
    Diameter 37mm
  7. Weight
    3.2 oz.
  8. AF System
    High-speed Imager AF (MSC)
  9. Mount Standard
    Micro Four Thirds System Standard
  10. Zoom Mechanism
    Electric Zoom
  11. Box Contents
    Lens Cap(LC-37B), Lens Rear Cap(LR-2) Instruction Manual, Olympus Worldwide Warranty Card
  12. Related Accessories
    Protection Filter (PRF-D37 PRO) Lens Cap (LC-37C) Macro Converter (MCON P-02) Lens Case (LSC-0710)
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5 out of 5 stars
July 11, 2020 by Tony

An Outstanding Automatic Zoom Lens

Pardon me, but I'm not interested in the lovely technical specifications for this little lens. I care most about how easy to use it is and what it lets me do. It is small, compact, easy to install, and automatic. I have taken some nice pictures with it. That's more than enough to earn my top rating!
5 out of 5 stars
February 26, 2020 by Gaz

Small size large ability

I bought this lens with my M10 mark II, so I could keep the camera in the car, it just adds to the cameras portability, flexibility and is fantastic for street photography
5 out of 5 stars
August 17, 2019 by Active Retiree in PA

Good walk-around lens.

I purchased this lens for: <br /> <br />1. its small size when closed; important to me when carrying it around on an OM-D EM-1 since I use an OM-D EM-1 Mark II for most of my photography. Relatively unobtrusive - as much as possible on an EM-1. <br /> <br />2. its reasonable zoom properties for most spontaneous photo shooting <br /> <br />3. Olympus quality <br /> <br />4. Sale price made it more attractive <br /> <br />Took a little adjustment to the electronic zoom, but my wife and I now are fine with it. <br /> <br />
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