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. That means good interior shots in poor light, even candle-lit, without the need for a flash exposure.
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. For close up and mid-range 'journalistic' style, point-and-click photography it's a dream (it has no zoom capability as you probably know, so photographs are taken as seen).
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, even in fast paced street photography situations.
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 off it. Solid piece of kit. Can't recommend highly enough.
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. In some way it reminds you that photographer takes photos and camera is just a tool. With this lens - very handy and useful tool.
Summary: I know that it cost more than my new GF5 but I believe I will be using it more than the lens provided. Very neat and works well but be sure that this will be better for you than the 14mm, 2.5.
Summary: I bought this for my Olympus OM-D. It is not exactly the fastest focusing lens but it serves my needs. IQ is excellent with nice contrasty images, it is sharp throughout its aperture range but best from f2.8 onwards. F1.7 gives very good results and some bokeh is possible when doing close up work but watch out for possible distortion in certain situations when doing close up stuff.
Summary: Spent a lot of time looking for a quality bright fixed prime lens to fit an Olympus mini pen. Pros: Compact and light Pros: Very bright and good quality photos Pros: Works superbly with an Olympus e-pm1 Overall: I'm absolutely stoked with this lens. The quality of photos have been spectacular, and it's super compact.