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Compare Olympus 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R vs M.Zuiko 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II

Reviews

Neo score
39%
50%
Pros
  • Light and compact
  • Weather-sealed
Cons
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lens hood not included
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Not good IQ-wise
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • The same lens repackaged?

Price

MSRP
300 USD
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Construction

Aperture Blades
7 blades, Circular aperture diaphragm
7 blades, Circular diaphragm
Colors
Black and silver
Black
Form Factor
Standard Zoom Lens
Standard Zoom Lens
Image Size
MFT
MFT
Lens Barrel
Distance scale
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds-mount
Micro Four Thirds-mount
Motor
Micromotor
Stepper motor
Optical Formula | Elements
8 elements
14 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
7 groups
9 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
3 Aspherical glass elements groups
1 aspherical element, 1 dual-sided aspherical element, 2 ED glass elements, 2 HR glass elements, 1 EDA glass element, 1 HD glass element groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
37 mm / 1.46 in
62 mm / 2.44 in
Size | Diameter
57 mm / 2.24 in
70 mm / 2.76 in
Size | Length
50 mm / 1.97 in
84 mm / 3.31 in
Weight
112 g / 3.96 oz
382 g / 13.50 oz

Function

Angle Of View
75.4° Diagonal | 65.5° Horizontal | 46.4° Vertical (wide) ~ 28.9° Diagonal | 24.2° Horizontal | 16.3° Vertical (tele)
84.1° Diagonal | 73.7° Horizontal | 53.1° Vertical (wide) ~ 30.3° Diagonal | 25.4° Horizontal | 17.1° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/3.5–5.6 ~ f/22
f/2.8 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Crop Factor
2.0
2.0
Focal Length
14 mm ~ 42 mm
12 mm ~ 40 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
28.0 mm ~ 84.0 mm
24.0 mm ~ 80.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
No
Weather Resistance
No
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.19x
0.3x
Min Focus Distance
250 mm / 9.84 in
200 mm / 7.87 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: LH-40 (sold separately)
Lens hood included
Debut
2011-06-30
2022-02-15
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