Olympus ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 is an Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with FourThirds max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Micro Four Thirds mount cameras.
Lenses in Micro Four Thirds Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Olympus ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 is compatible with cameras that have Micro Four Thirds lens mount.Some of the latest released cameras with Micro Four Thirds lens mount are Panasonic GH5 II
, Olympus E-M10 IV
and Panasonic G100
Max sensor coverage of Olympus ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 is FourThirds.
Olympus ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 has a focal range of 14-42mm and 3.0X zoom ratio.
Optical Image Stabilization
Olympus ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Olympus ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 is available in Black and Silver color.
Olympus ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Olympus ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 14mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f22 at 42mm .
Olympus ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6's optical formula consists of 9 elements in 8 groups.