Monday, July 2, 2012

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R is the kit lens that came with my black E-M5 body. Below are some photos showing the field of view it has at various focal lengths. You can click on each photo to view a larger version of it.

This is how the lens looks when it has been locked in the closed position. This makes it very compact for storage. I think it's a very cool feature!

Here's how the lens looks when unlocked and ready to use.

Field of view at 14mm.

Field of view at 18mm.

Field of view at 25mm.

Field of view at 35mm.

Field of view at 42mm.

It's one thing to look at photos of fences in the backyard but it really doesn't give you a feeling for what the lens can do when used for some "real" photography. The photo above was taken in Ricketts Glen State Park. Exposure was 1/3rd second at f/22, ISO 200, and focal length of 16mm. I know the M43 lenses shoot better at lower f-stops but I didn't have any kind of filter to block the light so my only other choice was to use a small f-stop. Pretty good shot for a kit lens isn't it!

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