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3-5x standard range zoom lenses for Micro Four Thirds

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Comparison of premium quality 3x zoom lenses on an Olympus OM-D E-M1 courtesy of


comparison table

lens focal length in 35mm terms OIS C-AF HD video filter length weight price in US
Pan. 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 compact 24-64mm Mega Yes HD 37mm 24mm g $229
Pan. 12-35mm f/2.8 X HD (2012) 24-70mm Power Yes HD 58mm 74mm 305g $849
Oly. 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro weatherproof (2013) 24-80mm N Yes MSC 62mm 84mm 382g $999
Oly. 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ MSC weatherproof 24-100mm + macro No Yes MSC 52mm 83mm 211g $399
Pan. 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Asph 24-120mm Power Yes HD 58mm mm 210g $499
Pan. 12-60mm f/2.8-4 Leica 24-120mm Power Yes HD 62mm 86mm 320g $999
Pan. 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 X PZ Asph 28-84mm Power Yes HD 37mm 27mm 95g $399
Pan. 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 budget H-FS014042 28-84mm Mega No No 52mm 64mm 165g $145
Oly. 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 28-84mm N No No 40.5mm
Oly. 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II collapsible 28-84mm N Yes MSC 37mm 57mm 112g $299
Oly. 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 IIR collapsible 28-84mm N Yes MSC 37mm 57mm 113g
Oly. 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ power zoom 28-84mm N Yes MSC 37mm 23mm 91g $349
Pan. 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 H-FS014045 28-90mm Mega Yes No 52mm 60mm 195g $280

premium wide aperture weathersealed

weatherproof budget lens

Panasonic 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH Power OIS lens

Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ MSC macro


super compact

Panasonic 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MegaOIS

Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 X PZ Asph

Olympus mZD 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ power zoom


Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH. Mega OIS

compact collapsible

Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 IIR

Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II

Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6

other zoom lenses

Kodak 12-45mm f/3.5-6.3 ASPH ED

Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS

Panasonic 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS