Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6
|Focusing distance:||25cm / 9.8in|
|Lens size:||ø65.5mm x 61mm / ø25.8in x 24in|
|Weight:||190g / 6.7oz|
|Construction:||10 elements in 8 groups|
Optical Limits Review
Imaging Resource review
This is the Four Thirds standard kit lens that came with most cameras. It replaced the earlier 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6
Eddie's take on it
One of Olympus' plastic-fantastic lenses, this was one of the best kit lenses of the whole 00's. Small, light, and high image quality.
Because the Olympus 14-54mm is so ridiculously cheap, is sharper, brighter throughout the zoom range (especially at the long end), it is hard to find rationale for using this lens. I think it only makes sense if you are using one of the E-4xx series cameras.
This is probably the most ubiquitous of all Four Thirds lenses, and is unlikely to ever become a collectable.