Summary: I've been replacing my P&S camera with Panasonic Lumix 4/3 camera with 20mm lens and have been really happy with it. Then one day, I happened to chat with my friend whom is a photographer. He recommended me this lens.
Summary: The Panasonic 7-14mm lens was a problem for me. It cost about twice what I'd ever before paid for a lens, even when I was still making my living with photography. After deciding to "take the plunge" and buy it (based on universally good reviews and looking at many impressive sample photos at...
Summary: I primarily use zoom lenses, rather than primes, and was looking for an ultra-wide for landscape photography. The 7-14mm is small, light and easy to carry, especially compared to a lens of equivalent focal length in any other format.
Summary: Others have written more extensive and detailed reviews, so I won't repeat what they've said. I'm a reasonably advanced photographer and I find this lens to be my favorite for scenic shots as well as working indoors. It is clear and sharp, really wide field of view without a lot of distortion.
Summary: The new ones are so expensive I was looking for an alternative. I bought this one used (labeled as like new), but I felt it was more like brand new. It came in it's original box and packing. As hard as I looked, I could not find a single wear mark.
Summary: As long as you don't point this at a light source while mounted to an Olympus body, you will love it. I shoot it on an Olympus OM-D E-M5, and it performs extraordinarily well. It's razor sharp across the frame, with almost zero distortion and no chromatic aberration.
High quality, light weight ultra-wide for micro four thirds systems.
David Robinson, Amazon
2 August 2012
Summary: I owned and used this lens extensively when I had my Panasonic GH1. It is a very light-weight but sharp "ultra-wide zoom" for the micro four thirds system cameras. This includes Panasonic, Olympus and Kodak models.
Summary: Others here have said it all. This is an excellent ultra wide for Micro 4/3. The extreme corners of the frame aren't super sharp, so in that respect this lens isn't in the "elite" class of ultrawides (eg, Nikon 14-24), but it is a remarkable performer considering its very small size, focal length...