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

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ Lens The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Lens is a mid-range zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras with a 35mm format equivalent focal length of 28-84mm. This is an ideal zoom range for everyday use, providing a moderate wide-angle to short telephoto perspective. With an aperture range of f/3.5-22 this is an extremely versatile lens.

For enhanced image quality, this lens utilizes three aspherical elements that help reduce optical aberrations and distortion. Also, there is an extra-low dispersion element to minimize chromatic aberrations as well as a super high refractive index element that ensures uniform light transmission and therefore increases sharpness.

During operation, the 14-42mm EZ lens features a Movie & Stills Compatible (MSC) autofocus system for quick, silent focusing. There is even an electronic zoom mechanism for near silent zoom control during shooting. Additionally, this lens has a minimum focusing distance of 7.9" at 14mm and a front filter thread of 37mm for accessories.

  • Versatile angle of view of 29-75°
  • Closest focusing distances of 7.9" at 14mm and 9.8" at 42mm
  • Maximum image magnification of 0.23x, or 0.46x 35mm equivalent magnification
  • MSC autofocus system and electronic zoom are perfect for recording high definition video without noise from the lens disrupting your shots
  • Lens construction of 8 elements in 7 groups
  • Weighs 3.2 ounces
  • Optional MCON-P02 Macro Converter enables close-up focusing on your subjects

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Lens type Zoom lens  
Max Format size FourThirds  
Focal length 14–42 mm  
Image stabilization No  
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds  
Maximum aperture F3.5 - F5.6  
Minimum aperture F22.0  
Aperture ring No  
Number of diaphragm blades 5  
Aperture notes Circular aperture diaphragm  
Elements 8  
Groups 7  
Special elements / coatings 3 Aspherical elements, 1 ED glass element, 1 S-HR glass element  
Minimum focus 0.25 m (9.84)  
Maximum magnification 0.23×  
Autofocus Yes  
Motor type Stepper motor  
Full time manual Unknown  
Focus method Internal  
Weight 91 g (0.20 lb)  
Diameter 61 mm (2.4)  
Length 23 mm (0.91)  
Color Black, silver  
Zoom method Rotary (extending)  
Power zoom Yes  
Filter thread 37 mm  
Hood supplied No  
Hood product code No 'official' hood  
Optional accessories LC-37C automatic lens cap  
Notes Compact retracting design with electronic power zoom


Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm EZ Lens

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