Excerpt: The image quality is fantastic. Wide open there's some minor distortion and vignetting but both are well within tolerable norms. Stop down to F/2.8 and those problems go away - it's amazing. The lens is literally sharp wide open or stopped down. There's hardly any noticeable flare and distortion is well-controlled.
Best Olympus Prime Lens- I got a great copy for around $500 !
10 February 2014
Summary: Everybody shooting mfts cameras want fast and wide, and this is the best prime made by Olympus. I was able to shoot without flash at an indoor super bowl party at ISO 800 and 1/10 of a second(shutter priority) with no blur with my EP3. When you combine f2 and IBIS, the EP3 is fantastic. I can't even do this with an f1.4 lens on me Nikon D700(without kicking up the ISO to 1600). I wish Nikon would put IBIS in an upgrade(Maybe 24megapixels)to the D700.
Excerpt: Lovely lens with snappy and quiet auto focus. Attached to my E-P 3. I have the E-P 2 as well and just purchased the E-P 5 with 17 mm lens and viewfinder. Quite pleased with the overall Olympus Micro Four Thirds E-P system. The camera fits my small hands, is light weight and of durable construction and lastly the image quality is quite good. Next purchase, a pro level zoom lens.
Excerpt: A great old 24mm equivalent reportage lens. Rock solid full metal jacket barrel and a brilliant manual focusing system. Even the good old hyperfocal technique can be used with this lens as it has a depth of field scale as lenses used to have in the old days.
Summary: I use this in a trio with the Panasonic 20mm and the Olympus 45mm. It is far away my favorite lens (admittedly, it should be at this price!). I find it renders with just the right amount of character, and it's a perfect 24mm equivalent. It also looks great with the optional metal lens cap, making the entire camera look like a work of art.
Summary: Good price on a hard to find item. My only complaint is it took longer to get than I thought because I paid for expedited service. Although that may be more the fault of the US Postal Service than the vendor. Overall, a good experience and I wouldn't hesitate to use them again.
Summary: I've used it to take pictures in some events with several opportunities along with my 75mm 1.8 and this lens provides excellent results not only in landscapes, its natural usage, but also in close group people pictures taken at short distance. For a better end result I also use a perspective correction software (DxO) that makes very good corrections in the geometric distortion of elements located in the perimeter of the picture.