Pros: Love the OIS, it's very stable even when fully zoomed. Might want to turn off your in camera IS before you use it though. It's a little on the heavy side for being a M4/3 lens, but overall it feels great. The build quality is amazing and both zooming and focusing is smooth. The AF is alright, cou...
Summary: I just got this lens a few days ago and I am sold! I bought the Olympus Pen E-PL1 kit from Amazon Warehouse deals and saved enough to also get this lens at the same time. I currently have a Canon Rebel T3i, with some "L" lenses, and I knew I was stepping down, but had read about the 4/3 systems and...
Summary: Just got this today. As usual for Amazon, the shipping time was short. I ordered on Monday and received on Wednesday. I picked this over the Olympus lens because it seemed to get better reviews, goes to 200mm vs 150mm and was actually less money. I've only shot 25 or so pictures so far.
Summary: I just bought this lens for my Olympus E-P3 because at $199 it was ridiculously cheap, and two days later Amazon drops the price another $19! Oh well, at either price, this lens is a SMOKING DEAL!
Summary: I ordered this lens for my wife's G2 Lumix and it arrived in perfect condition and works really well. It is superior quality to the "kit lens" fitted to the camera which has that plastic feel with barrel drag. This lens feels really nice and has none of that drag problem and operates beautifully.
Summary: I bought this lens from Amazon for use with my GF1. Amazon's price and service were great. Some might say this lens is not well balanced on a GF1, but I think it's great. I just hold the lens and the GF1 body comes along for the ride.
Summary: I have no idea why anyone would have this lens and not sing it's praises. Perhaps, for some reason they did not get a good copy. I've now worked with 2 and both were stunningly fast to focus, sharp throughout their entire focal range and provided excellent color and contrast.
Summary: I couldn't pass up this lens at the price it was offered on Amazon. It completes the upper end range for my G1 Panasonic after buying it with the kit lens. It is the equivalent of a 90mm - 486mm range on the 35 MM film camera.
Summary: I have five lenses for my G1, but this is my favorite. Overall, it's quite sharp and produces images with an excellent feel to them, particularly for such a comparatively low price. Initial test reports indicated noticeable softness at 160-200mm, but this appears to have been fixed.