DPReview.com Examines Olympus 14-42, 12-60mm Lenses

Olympus 14-42, 12-60mm Lenses

DPReview.com has a couple of posts that examine the capabilities of two Olympus lenses – the ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens and the more expensive ED 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 SWD lens.

Reviewer Andy Westlake notes that the 14-42mm kit lens “is one of the best standard zooms currently available, and the ideal complement to Olympus’s compact DSLRs such as the E420,” even if it falls short in its depth of field control as a result of its miniaturization.

The other lens is an upmarket accessory worthy of its high price. “Indeed the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 SWD is quite simply a superb lens, which can lay claim to being one of the very best standard zooms currently available. This is a design which would have been almost unimaginable even five years ago; a 5x wideangle to telephoto zoom which, though the use of some exotic optics, manages to perform almost flawlessly across its entire range, and throws in some impressive macro performance too,” writes Andy.

[Via: DPReview.com, 14-42mm, 12-60mm]

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