High quality, light weight ultra-wide for micro four thirds systems.
David Robinson, Amazon
20 February 2015
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. There is some minor corner softness wide open but it mostly clears up when stopped down to F5.6. Very sharp in the center at all times.
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. When I came home, I searched on Amazon and after reading the reviews, I purchased this right away and have been really happy with it. The lens focuses quickly, built quality is great, lightweight and most important, the pictures turned out beautiful.
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. I made about 30 test shots at different zoom lengths and apertures, and optically it was excellent. A great transaction, so consider this option to save some coin.
Summary: This is the widest lens I've ever had. Back in SLR days I had a 17mm f/4 on full frame. This 7-14 is the equivalent of 14mm on full frame and it's a phenomenal lens. If you like wide, then buy it. You won't be disappointed.