Summary: Have had this lens for about a year, still love it, have always used ultra-wides as my standard lens as it is how I view life, and this lens has become my standard. Pros of course are the very wide to super wide angle of view, sharpness and at f/4.0 throughout the whole zoom range, relatively quick for what it is, a zoom, not a prime, ultra-wide angle lens. Also like the built-in hood, very smart.
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.
Summary: Had this lens for a month or so - it replaced a Panasonic LX5 with it's razor sharp Leica 24mm f/2.0 lens, sharpest lens I've ever had, but always wanted more wide angle and a slightly larger, easier to hold camera with controls not-so-crammed together, good electronic viewfinder built-in, and got most everything I wanted with the Panasonic 7-14mm lens and GX7 body in black. Used to think I "saw" in 24mm, would have to say that now I see in 14mm!
Summary: This is a very expensive lens but it produces superb pictures. Highly recommended for landscape, interiors, and architectural photography. It is a fantastic lens in virtually every respect. Thanks to in-camera JPEG correction, distortions are kept to a bare minimum, which is why it is so effective for architectural photographers. Sharpness is fantastic across the frame. It is very well made.
Awesome! Be inspired by what you can do with this wide-angle lens!
9 November 2013
Summary: I have had some amazing results using this wide-angle lens! I used it in Lisbon in the narrow streets and in cathedrals and achieved breathtaking shots that were impossible with my standard lenses. The shots were clear without distortion edge-to-edge. I am so inspired by the results.
Outstanding lens, small size, excellent super wide lens.
23 September 2013
Summary: I purchased this lens for my Olympus E-P3 and for the upcoming E-M1. This is a super lens, sharp and well made. While it does take a little getting used to it can produce outstanding images obtainable with little else. One must be mindful of the bulging lens element in front not to bang it into something so I try to keep the cap on the front when I am walking about. I have used this lens at festivals, interiors, large groups, fine art and landscapes.