14-42 II vs 14-42 IIR??

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by nrowensby, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. nrowensby

    nrowensby Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 25, 2012
    Columbia, SC
    What's the difference?
  2. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    Supposedly just a firmware update for FAST AF. There were some mumblings about a different lens coating early on but I'm not sure if that actually turned out to be true.
  3. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Hardware-wise, I believe the 2 are identical except for the appearance...
  4. rex87

    rex87 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 21, 2011
    winnipeg, mb
    appearance and speed.
  5. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    That firmware is also available for the first MSC version. The only difference is that you have to use the firmware updater rather than getting it shipped like that...

    So then the only real difference that remains is the textured grip on the zoom and focus rings, and the decorative ring to the bayonet when the lens hood is not being used.
  6. Neither...oops, I meant either.