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The Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm 3.5-5.6 EZ Lens (OM-D & PEN Lens) with 1:3.5 (wide) / 1:5.6 (tele) Maximum aperture is actually the world’s thinnest pancake zoom lens that brings stunningly vivid and crisp image quality. Try to use this lens with your Olympus OM‑D/PEN camera body and you will see a super high‑quality system camera that surprisingly fits in your palm. Available in an attractive black or silver metallic finish, this lens delivers a remarkable 37mm filter diameter, 5 Circular aperture diaphragm and 3x optical zoom for adaptability. The lens has a wide focal length range of 75 ‑ 29° Angle View right through an 84mm telephoto in 35mm film terms. Furthermore, the electronic zoom mechanism allows you to zoom in and out using your smartphone. A remarkably fast yet quiet autofocus guarantees smooth, stress‑free movie shooting and still‑image capturing. Meanwhile, the manual focusing feature has been constructed to offer a responsive feel, with just the right quantity of damping to allow smooth, accurate operation. It also has an amazingly Extreme fast high‑speed contrast AF and small zoom lens that delivers beautiful image capture quality. You will never let your camera left alone again in your place. Change the way you capture with the new Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm 3.5-5.6 EZ Lens (OM-D & PEN Lens).
Product Features in Detail
The most compact*1 pancake zoom lens
The upcoming M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ is a standard 3x zoom lens that covers an equivalent focal range of 28-84mm (35mm conversion). At 22.5 mm thick, this lens is less than half the length of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 IIR that went on sale July 2011, on par with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm F2.8, and at a weight of 93 g, offers an amazingly compact, and lightweight form that can truly be called a pancake zoom lens.
The compact form of this lens was achieved by utilizing the latest technology, switching from a linear zoom position encoder to a rotational type, reworking the space when the lens is retracted, changing the position of the aperture mechanism, and reworking the optical system.
The lens color is available in black and silver, with a refined design that will perfectly match both older and newer camera bodies.
ZUIKO QUALITY packed into a compact lens
Because the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R has maintained popular for its excellent image quality ever since launching in July 2011, we wanted to maintain that quality, and have succeeded in making that almost same lens composition more compact in this model. To maintain image quality while making the lens more compact, a Super HR lens, ED lens, and three aspherical lenses were effectively used for sharpness that extends not only from the center, but all the way to the edges of the image.
Operability that offers outstanding usability
The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ is the second electronic zoom lens, after the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ that went on sale in January 2012. This model is equipped with a 2-step variable speed*2 zoom function used by changing the rotation angle of the zoom ring. A focus ring and zoom ring are located around the entire circumference of the lens for easy manual focusing no matter how the camera is held. This lens offers the outstanding in usability while remaining compact, with it changing to shooting position from retracted position linked to the camera's main power.
The smooth zooming typical of an electronic zoom is also perfect for shooting movies.
Maximum shooting magnification equivalent of 0.45x at 35mm conversion (0.225x)
The closest shooting distance of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ at wide angle is 20 cm, and 25 cm at telephoto, making it capable of taking even better close-up shots than the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 IIR. Therefore, the maximum shooting magnification of 0.45x equivalent (35mm conversion) (0.225x) makes it the biggest in the standard zoom class.
Also, when combined with Macro Conversion Lens MCON-P02, the maximum magnification rate is equivalent to 0.762x (35mm conversion) (0.381x), for easy macro shooting that goes beyond the macro mode of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ on its own (0.36x).
Compatible with the Automatic Opening Lens Cap, a first for an interchangeable lens system (sold separately)
The Automatic Opening Lens Cap LC-37C (separately sold) is available exclusively for use with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ, the first of its kind for use with an Olympus interchangeable lens system. When the camera is turned off, this accessory protects the lens from dust and scratches, and when the camera power is turned on it is instantly ready to shoot, making this the perfect accessory for snapshots and quick shooting. Also, because you don't have to remove or attach the lens, you never have to worry about losing it. This lens cap was designed to match the lens perfectly.
Protective Filter PRF-D37 PRO
This ultra lightweight, thin protective filter with a filter diameter of φ37mm is finished with multi-coating. Black coating has been applied on the periphery of the glass to reduce internal surface reflection.
Additionally, Protective Filter PRF-D40.5 PRO is available with a filter diameter of φ40.5mm.
Automatic Opening Lens Cap LC-37C
This is a lens cap for exclusive use with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ lens. Because this cap opens automatically when the camera power is turned on, you never need to attach or remove it, or worry about losing the lens cap. The design matches that of the lens with four slim aluminum blades that make up the barrier so that it looks stylish even when attached to the lens.
Black and silver are available for perfect coordination with the lens color of your choice.
Macro Conversion Lens MCON-P02
This is a macro conversion lens compatible with lens filter diameters of φ37mm and φ46mm. This accessory improves the magnification performance and image quality of the popular Macro Conversion Lens MCON-P01, and is compatible with a total of seven*3 M.ZUIKO and M.ZUIKO PREMIUM series lenses.
When combined with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ, the minimum shooting distance is 18 cm, and the maximum shooting magnification is 0.381x (35mm equivalent: 0.762x) for easy macro shooting.
A step-up ring is included for attachment to a lens with a filter diameter of φ37mm.
|Focal Length||Focal length||14 - 42mm|
|Focal length (equiv. 35mm)||24 84mm|
|Lens Construction||Angle of view||75 - 29°|
|Closest focusing distance||0.2m|
|Aspherical glass elements||3|
|Aspherical ED element||1|
|Super HR elements||1|
|Maximum image magnification||0.23x (Micro Four Thirds) / 0.46x (35mm format)|
|Aperture||Maximum aperture||1:3.5 (wide) / 1:5.6 (tele)|
|Number of aperture blades||5 Circular aperture diaphragm for natural background blurring|
|Dimensions||Dimensions||60.6mm Ø, 22.5mm|
|Cover & Cap||Lens Cap||LC-37B, LC-37C (optional items)|