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

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II
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  • Movie-Still-Compatible (MSC) mechanism
  • 7 blades (Circular aperture)

 

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II
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Overview

Description by Olympus:

Smaller and lighter than standard SLR lenses thanks to the Micro Four Thirds format, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II (35mm equivalent focal length: 28-84mm) lens provides full 3x zoom performance in a very small package. The evolution of this PEN kit lens now focuses faster than ever before, so you won’t miss out on rapid shooting situations. Designed for shooting movies as well as stills, this updated lens now features MSC technology for practically silent auto focusing and great movie sound even when zooming. This lightweight and compact lens delivers high image quality and has an excellent close-up shooting capability.

  • Compact and powerful 3x zoom
  • Silent automatic focusing for noise-free movies
  • Faster autofocusing for better high-motion photos
  • Choose your favourite from 2 colours
  • Close focusing distance of 25cm

Reviews

"The incredibly small size and weight of this lens suit the compact dimensions of the Micro Four Thirds system perfectly and it balances perfectly on the Olympus E-PL1 used for testing. The lens barrel is constructed from plastics, as is the lens mount which contributes to the light weight of only 110g.

When the lens is not being used, it can be collapsed down to almost half its length when in use, which is

Post date: 01/11/2011 - 00:00

Specifications

DXO Mark Score
Distortion: 
0.00%
Vignetting: 
0.0 EV
Specifications
Lens type: 
Zoom
Lens Mount: 
Micro Four Thirds Mount
AF Motor type: 
High-speed Imager AF MSC (Movie-Still-Compatible) lens drive
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
14 - 42mm
Angle of view: 
75° - 29°
Zoom Ratio: 
3.0x
Max Magnification: 
0.19x
Lens construction: 
8 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
7 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.25m
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
56.5mm
Length: 
50.0mm
Weight: 
112g
Body material: 
Plastic with plastic mount
Filter Diameter: 
37mm

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