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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO vs Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO vs Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OISto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Olympus ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO Top Features

  • 12-40mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Weather Sealed
  • Filter Thread: 62mm
  • Max Format: FourThirds
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • Weight: 382g.
  • Diameter: 70mm
  • Length: 84mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.2m
  • Max Magnification:0.3x

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO

Panasonic 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 OIS Top Features

  • 14-42mm Focal Range
  • F3.5 – F5.6 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Max Format:
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • Weight: 165g.
  • Diameter: 61mm
  • Length: 64mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.3m
  • Max Magnification:0.16x

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS

Our Winner: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO over Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS

Focal Length – Wide 12mm vs 14mm
Optical Zoom 3.30x vs 3.00x
Max Aperture – Wide 2.8 vs 3.5
Max Aperture – Tele 2.8 vs 5.6
Distance Scale Yes vs No
Weather Sealing Yes vs No
Minimum Focus Distance 0.2m vs 0.3m
Max Magnification 0.3x vs 0.16x

Pros Of Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS over Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO
Focal Length – Tele 42mm vs 40mm
Image Stabilization Yes vs No
Weight 165g vs 382g
Diameter 61mm vs 70mm
Length 64mm vs 84mm
Filter Thread 52mm vs 62mm

Cons Of Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO and Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS
Internal Zoom No vs No

Olympus ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO vs Panasonic 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 OIS All Features

General Olympus ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO Panasonic 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
Brand Olympus Panasonic
Lens Type Zoom Zoom
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Lens Type Standard Zoom Standard Zoom
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Max Format FourThirds FourThirds
Focal Range 12-40mm 14-42mm
Image Stabilization No Yes
Colour Black Unknown
Zoom Method Rotary (extending) Rotary (extending)
Power Zoom No
Zoom Lock No
Zoom Ratio 3.3X 3.0X
Aperture
Max Aperture F2.8 F3.5 – F5.6
Min Aperture F22.0 F22.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 7 7
Optics
Optical Elements 14 12
Optical Groups 9 9
Special Elements 1 aspherical element, 1 dual-sided aspherical element, 2 ED glass elements, 2 HR glass elements, 1 EDA glass element, 1 HD glass element 1 aspherical element
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 0.2m 0.3m
Max Magnification 0.3X 0.16X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Stepper motor Micromotor
Full Time Manual Yes Yes
Focus Method Internal Internal
Distance Scale Yes No
DoF Scale No No
Distance Scale Yes No
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 382g 165g
Diameter 70mm 61mm
Length 84mm 64mm
Materials Unknown Unknown
Weather Sealing Yes Unknown
Filter Thread 62mm 52mm
Filter Notes Does not rotate on focusing does not rotate on focusing
Hood Supplied Yes Yes
Hood Code LH66 H-FS014042E
Tripod Collar No No
Optional Accessories
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