Summary: Have used a few time already and exceeded expectations. The only reason it is not a 5 star is because I have not had time to do any Macro shots. It does not have a "fish eye" effect, which is what I had hoped would not.
Summary: For my first foray into DSLR I picked m4/3. I didn't know what to expect from camera OR lens so I experimented. I've seen a lot of shots on YT made using wide angle lenses and knew I didn't care for fisheye effects.
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.
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: If I had been able to procure this lens for $750, I would have felt better about it. As it is, at $950, you have to ask yourself whether it's worth it or not. The Olympus 9-18 isn't cheap right now either at $700, and you lose out on the wide end.