differences

Reasons to consider the Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ED

More zoom 3x vs 1x
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3x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly better telephoto 42 mm vs 17 mm
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Around 2.5x more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly more magnification 1:5.3 (0.2) vs 1:9.1 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 70% larger in your photo
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the Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ED

Reasons to consider the Olympus 17mm f/2.8

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/5.6
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At its narrowest, the 17mm f/2.8 goes 3.9 f-stops narrower
Is a prime lens Yes vs No
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Prime lenses have a single focal length, they are typically sharper and have wider apertures
Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest, the 17mm f/2.8 captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Shorter 22 mm vs 61 mm
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2.8x shorter
Smaller diameter 57 mm vs 66 mm
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More than 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly lighter 71 g vs 190 g
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2.7x lighter
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Length Short Help
14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ED61 mm
17mm f/2.822 mm
Diameter Small diameters Help
14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ED66 mm
17mm f/2.857 mm

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/2.8 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix G  14mm f/2.5

Panasonic Lumix G 14mm f/2.5

Low light lens

$389

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ

Wide angle lens

$299

Zoom range More zoom
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Olympus Zuiko M. ED 45mm f/1.8

Olympus Zuiko M. ED 45mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$399

Aperture Wider aperture
Diameter Smaller diameter
Length Longer

Olympus Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ED Competitors

Olympus M.Zuiko  25mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$399

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Prime lens Is a prime lens
Zoom range Less zoom
Olympus M.Zuiko 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 ED EZ

Olympus M.Zuiko 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 ED EZ

Macro lens

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Magnification More magnification
Length Slightly longer
Fujifilm XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 O.I.S.

Fujifilm XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 O.I.S.

Portrait lens

Diameter Slightly smaller diameter

discussion Which do you think is better?

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