Summary: This is a brilliant lens, lovely and sharp even in the corners. A really noticeable upgrade in quality from the kit lens and it makes my Olympus E-PM pocketable too. The only downside is it is slightly slower to focus than the kit lens.
Summary: Used with an Olympus epl5 with great results. Nearest I can get on this body to full frame dslr depth of field and bokeh. I use it in many low light situations when my 5d mkII is just too bulky to lug around. Recommended.
Summary: I bought this lens on the recommendation of a lot of forums and reviews on Amazon. I totally agree, if you are going to have one lens for your m43 camera make sure its this lens. My photos seem sharper and better in everyday. The shallow depth of field you get from the lens is incredible.
Summary: This is a great fast lens. Good for making my Lumix GF-1 even more compact and useful for urban photography. Excellent for capturing moving subjects with a very fast shutter speed, i.e., 1/3000/second. For example, getting pin-sharp photos of my grandson on a swing in mid-air and such-like subjects.
Summary: I'm not a particularly serious photographer by any means but I love to get out and about with the camera when I get chance. I can only comment on the performance of the lens when paired with the Lumix GX1 but it's superb for just about anything at most light levels, indoors or outdoors.
Small, superb image quality but could be a little bit better.
Green Goddess, Amazon
4 February 2014
Summary: I love its compact size, fast aperture and great overall image quality. I shoot this lens wide open at f/1.7 90% of the time and it's razor sharp. AF is significantly slower than Olympus equivalents which disappointed me at first but, in practice, it has not had much of an impact on my photography,...
Summary: Bought this lens somewhere around 2 years ago for my Olympus EPL3. Only thought of reviewing it because only now have I had any desire to buy another lens. Great quality photos, fast focus, and lovely simply achieved bokeh effects everything I wanted for the camera and it's only very seldomly been...
Summary: I baought this lens to use it on my Olympus PL5 camera, and up to now I have been very satisfied. It gives sharp and crisp images, and I beleive it is better than the kit lens ( 14-50 mm zoom).
Summary: Most of the beginners will buy that lens because... it is recomended as a "must have" on many forums. It will make your camera smaller, easier to handle, no zoom playing any more! This lens will put you closer to your subject, make you feel the scene.