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

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Olympus has also announced the M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Olympus 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ is a mid-range zoom lens with a 35mm format equivalent focal length of 28-84mm.

This is a new “pancake” kit zoom for the newly announced E-M10 camera. The Oly 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ mft 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.

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


Olympus 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ MFT Lens Price

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ MFT lens is available in black and silver colors. The new Oly 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ  lens price is $349. This lens will be available from February 12, 2014.

The new Olympus 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ is available to buy from the camera stores below.

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Olympus 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ MFT Lens Specs and Features

Focal Length 14-42 mm (35mm equivalent focal length 28-84 mm)
Lens construction 8 Elements in 7 Groups, (1 ED lens, 1 S-HR lens)
Zoom Mechanism Electric Zoom
Angle of View 75 deg.-29 deg.
Closest Focusing Distance 7.87″ at 14mm, 9.8″ at 42mm
Maximum Image Magnification 0.23x (equivalent to 0.46x on a 35 mm film camera)
Number of Blades 5 (circular aperture diaphragm for natural background blurring)
Maximum Aperture f/3.5 (14mm) – f/5.6 (42mm)
Minimum Aperture f/22
Filter Size Diameter 37 mm
Dimensions 2.4 inches x .9 inches
Weight 3.2 ounces

An extremely portable 3X Electronic Zoom lens that will compliment the compact design of any PEN or OM-D body. Less than 1 inch thick and packed with the latest in lens technology, this lens features an MSC focusing mechanism for near silent focusing, a circular aperture unit and no less than 8 lens elements in 7 groups including on ED and one HR lens element. The Electronic Retraction feature automatically extends and retracts the lens when the camera is powered on/off. And the two-step variable Electronic Zoom mechanism delivers smooth consistent zooming control especially desirable when shooting HD movies. An Automatic opening protective lens cap is optionally available.