The lens barrel is made from plastic and weighs only 110 grams. Users can collapse the lens down to nearly half the fully extended length when it is not in use. It can be stowed away easily in smaller case or bag. The focusing is virtually silent and pretty swift in operation.
The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II is a lens with very fast A. It comes with collapsible, compact design and internal focusing. Professional photographers should appreciate the superb sharpness in the center. However, users should watch for noticeable barrel distortion at 14mm and sharpness toward the edges is lower than the predecessors.