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Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R

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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ

Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
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Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R vs Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ

Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ

Why is Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R better than Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ?

  • Can focus to infinity
    ?
  • 2 more aperture blades
    ?

    7vs5

Why is Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ better than Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R?

  • Has a metal mount
    ?
  • 20g lighter
    ?

    93gvs113g
  • Has full-time manual focus
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  • 0.04x Better magnification factor
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    0.23xvs0.19x
  • Front element doesn't rotate
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Price comparison

Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R

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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ

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$179.00

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General info

1.Has a metal mount
Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
2.weight

113g

93g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.maximum focal length

42mm

42mm

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
4.minimum focal length

14mm

14mm

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
5.Is a normal lens
Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.
6.Front element doesn't rotate
Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

Optics

1.maximum angle of view

75°

75°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
2.magnification

0.19x

0.23x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.
3.minimum angle of view

29°

29°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).
4.optical zoom

3x

3x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)

f/3.5

f/3.5

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

5.6f

5.6f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

22f

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
4.Has rounded aperture blades
Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
5.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

22f

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
6.aperture blades

7

5

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
2.Has focus motor
Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
3.Has full-time manual focus
Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
4.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
5.minimum focus distance

0.25m

0.25m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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