Olympus 14-42mm Zuiko Micro Four Thirds Lens

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An Ideal Zoom Range For Everyday Use

Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom LensThe Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ED Zuiko Zoom is a very condensed and feather weight lens that features a zoom range of 3x covering from a medium wide-angle through a more classic telephoto portrait length. It's just about a perfect lens for common every-day photography, and especially mounted on an ultra-compact Olympus E-400 camera. This 14-42mm features 10 elements within 8 groups, including one ED lens element plus 2 aspherical elements. The 35mm equivalent focal length is 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


  • Internal focusing allows the overall lens length to stay constant while focusing.
  • 7-blade circular aperture diaphragm allows pleasing defocused effects.

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14-42mm F3.5-5.6
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Lens styleZoom lens  
Max Format Size FourThirds  
Lens focal length14 42 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Micro Four Thirds  
Angle of view 75-29  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F3.5 - F5.6  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 7  
Aperture annotations Circular aperture diaphragm for natural background blurring  
Total Elements 10  
Number of Groups 8  
Coatings / special elements 2 Aspherical glass elements  
Minimum focus distance 0.25 m (9.84")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.24 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Micromotor  
Full time manual focus Yes  
Focusing method Extending front  
Lens distance scale No  
Depth of field scale No  
Physical features
Overall weight150 g (0.33 lb)  
Lens diameter 62 mm (2.44")  
Overall length 44 mm (1.71")  
class="label">Lens ColorBlack and silver  
Zooming method Rotary (extending)  
Filter thread size 41 mm  
Filter annotations rotates on focusing  
Lens hood included No  
Lens hood code no hood available  
Tripod collar included No


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