The most compact* 3x electronic pancake zoom lens with amazing portability
The thickness of the lens is less than half compared to conventional lenses (22.5mm when power is OFF). It weighs only 93g and is very portable.
Zuiko image quality
It contains quality lens elements including 3 aspherical lens elements, super HD element and ED element to provide clear, sharp image from the centre to the edges without aberrations.
Maximum image magnification of 0.23x (35mm equivalent maximum image magnification: 0.46x)
ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Closest focusing distance 25cm, Maximum image magnification 0.23x
ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ with MCON-P02
Closest focusing distance 18cm, Maximum image magnification 0.38x
The closest focusing distance is 20cm at the wide end and 25cm at the tele end. Because of that, a maximum image magnification of 0.23x (35mm equivalent maximum image magnification: 0.46x) has been achieved. It is the greatest image magnification of a standard zoom lens. The optional macro converter (MCON-P02) changes the maximum image magnification to 0.38x (35mm equivalent maximum image magnification: 0.76x). It turns the lens into a semi macro lens.
Thoroughly pursued usability
The fully rotating focus ring is comfortable to operate, just like a normal interchangeable lens. The zooming speed can be switched in two steps according to the rotation angle of the zoom ring. You can slowly change the angle of view when you have time, and can also quickly zoom when you don’t want to miss a shot.
Accessories useful for shooting
Macro Converter MCON-P02
This converter is very useful when taking close-up shots of flower and foods.
Automatic Opening Lens Cap LC-37C
Because it automatically opens and closes when powering the camera on or off, you don’t need to add or remove the lens cap allowing for smoother shooting.
Protection Filter PRF-D37 PRO
Thin protection filter with multi-coating on both sides. It prevents your precious lens from getting scratched.
- World’s shortest distance between the mount and the front end of the lens, when retracted. 3x standard zoom lens for compact system camera. According to Olympus research as of Jan 29, 2014.
- LC-37C, MCON-P02 and PRF-D37PRO cannot be attached at the same time.
|Mount standard||Micro Four Thirds System standard compatible|
|Focal length||14-42mm (35mm equivalent focal length: 28-84mm)|
|Lens construction||8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical lenses, 1 ED lens and 1 HR lens)|
|Angle of view||75°-29°|
|Closest focusing distance||0.2m (focal length 14mm) / 0.25m (focal length 42mm)
|Maximum image magnification||0.23x (35mm equivalent maximum image magnification: 0.46x)|
|Minimum field size||77 x 58mm|
|Number of diaphragm blades||5 (circular aperture diaphragm)|
|Maximum aperture||F3.5 (focal length 14mm) to F5.6 (focal length 42mm)|
|Size: maximum diameter x length||Ø60.6mm x 22.5mm|
- Specifications are subject to change without notice.