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Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-42 f/3.5-5.6 - Keeper?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Aushiker, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. Aushiker

    Aushiker Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Sep 12, 2014
    Fremantle, Western Australia
    Andrew
    Hi

    I received in the post today a purchased in error Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens which came in its original box with a genuine lens hood, caps and documentation. Landed price was AU$82.90 (US$64.00). Looks like it is in excellent condition, in fact I would describe it as like new. I need to decide now whether to sell it on or purchase an adapter.

    Thoughts?

    Andrew
     
  2. tkbslc

    tkbslc Super Moderator

    It was a nice 4/3 kit lens, but nothing special enough to adapt - Especially if you don't already have the AF adapter. It's going to be a pain to use and no better than the regular m43 kit lenses.

    I'd resell and find the Panasonic 14-42 II or 12-32 if you are looking for a fantastic kit lens.
     
  3. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    981
    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    In its DSLR heyday, the Olympus kit zooms always ranked near the top of the kit zoom collective (Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Minolta/Sony) . I think mine was probably better than either the M.ED 14-42 I or II , but was quite slow to focus. Maybe not that slow on an EM1.

    If you're going to buy an 4/3-M43 adapter, this is not the right lens to mate with it.
     
  4. Aushiker

    Aushiker Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Sep 12, 2014
    Fremantle, Western Australia
    Andrew
    Thanks for the feedback. I will go back on the market and I will read the listings more carefully in the future :) 

    Andrew
     
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