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Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by johnny9fingers, Aug 22, 2011.
What's the difference between the 14-42mm MK II & the MK II R???
I don't think there is any real difference other than cosmetic. I also believe that there is an update to the MKII lens to bring it up to the same firmware as the MKII R.
43 Rumors | Blog | New firmware update for the Olympus 14-42mmII and 14-150mm lenses..
Thanks, I figured any difference would be small. I am a fan of the 14-42mm MK II and should expect to be just as happy with this lens. I wonder what the "R" stands for. R = Really Sharp? Really Fast? Really Pretty? :tongue:
Firmware v1.1 on July 21st, 2011 brings the 14-42mm MSC up to speed with the 14-42mm MSC R.
Firmware Update for OLYMPUS E-SYSTEM : Lenses
The R however, has a nice cosmetic ring that covers the bayonet for filters and hood, so the lens looks better if you don't have a hood/filter attached. It also has a nicer feeling focus and zoom ring, which will make it so much easier to take photos with it.
You can't update the nice zoom and focus rings with firmware, but I bet you could probably steal the cover ring off of an R version to fit on an MSC version.
If I have a PL2...does it make sense to update the Firmware? (BTW, is there a FW update for the body?)
I just updated my epl2 body to v1.2 and 14-42 II to v1.1 last night. Didn't notice any speed difference coming from version 1.0 on both. I just got the epl2+kit last wednesday though.
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I updated E-PL2 and 14-150mm lens, didn't notice any difference. Intetestingly, the update service no longer recognizes 14-150mm lens after the update, it only shows the firmware version...
i updated the lens too, however when i clicked on 'details' to what i am upgrading the 14-42mm II for, it just says "improved auto focus performance on ep-3" so i dont know if older ep cameras will enjoy the faster autofocus speed or whatnot.