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

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14-42 mm
autofocus 3x zoom lens
f/3.5-5.6
variable aperture
  • Generic motor Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"It's very light (not aluminum like the 70s) but the depth of field is surprisingly minimal for a lens of this size"

bhphotovideo.com

"For routine use. the light weight, and compactness of the E-500/14-42 combo can be a real advantage."

bhphotovideo.com

"Pictures in European cathedrals and museums are occasionally blurred due to long exposure times. But I have some great shots indoors too. Can't go to 42 mm. The corners get dark."

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Pros

The Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ED vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use
Length Quite short Help
61 mm
Diameter Small diameter Help
66 mm
Weight Very light Help
190 g

Cons

The Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ED vs other Digital camera lenses

Aperture Narrow aperture Help
f/3.5
Prime lens Zoom lens Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Fixed aperture Variable aperture Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths
Wide minimum Poor narrowest aperture Help
f/5.6

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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14 mm
Max focal length
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42 mm
Zoom range
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3x
Magnification
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1:5.3 (0.2)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/3.5
Wide minimum
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f/5.6
below average below average
Tele maximum
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f/5.6
below average below average
Tele minimum
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f/5.6
below average below average

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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Generic motor
Image stabilization
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None
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Four Thirds
Length
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61 mm
above average above average
Diameter
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66 mm
above average above average
Filter size
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58 mm
Weight
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190 g

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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65.5°
Telephoto horizontal
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24.2°
Wide vertical
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51.5°
Telephoto vertical
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18.3°
Wide diagonal
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77.6°
Telephoto diagonal
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30°

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