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.
Summary: The other reviews for this lens encouraged me to get it, despite the price. I have a Panasonic Lumix G2 and it fits the camera well. It is much smaller than the other lenses, so I could carry the camera with this lens on in a much smaller bag than my normal one. The huge advantage of this lens is the ability to take photos in low light. I was able to take pictures of my grandchildren in natural conditions indoors without flash.
Summary: This was by far my favourite lens when I had my Olympus PEN. Great all purpose focal length, fast aperture, snappy focus and great bokeh characteristics. Only gripe some may find could be focus noise if shooting video but that would be only the very picky.
Summary: This was purchased to fit an Olympus 4:3 Camera. Olympus do not do this size and the Panasonic is always cheaper, though not in quality. The lens has good bokeh and is excellent in low light conditions, where a flash cannot be used. You should purchase a good quality UV/Haze filter to protect the lens. I provides an equivalent 40mm aperture to a 35mm camera. The 25mm lens is more expensive than this item and seems to cause hunting problems on Olympus Cameras.
Summary: When I first starting using this lens on my modest Lumix GF3, the results literally blew me away! I must admit, I wasn't expecting too much, and I bought the Lumix and this lens to provide a more convenient way to take photographs, rather than lug my Canon DSLR and a bag of lenses around. But boy, was I surprised when I looked at the images this modest little thing can produce, even with a 'base' GF3.