Reviews and Problems with Olympus 14-54mm f2.8-3.5
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Glad my research led me to this lens.
23 May 2013
Summary: Faster and sharper AF than with kit lens (14-42) that came with my Olympus E-520. I had considered replacing the camera, but this lens corrects focusing deficiencies noted by many users -- at least to my satisfaction. I also acquired an Olympus (Zuiko) prime lens (25mm / f2.8). My limited (hobbyist) needs are now fulfilled. I now believe the E-520 lives up to my original expectations -- and the good reviews the camera has received over the years.
Summary: Very sharp zoom lens. Covers useful focal lenghts 14-54mm (28-108mm 35mm equivalent). A step above the cheaper 14-42mm. F2.8 at 14mm gives you better picture opportunities even when light is not perfect. Great construction quality, and is weather sealed, meaning you can use it in heavy rain too! Works great with my E-1, beautiful color rendition. They are still a bit pricey, but worth every penny if you find one in good shape.
Delivers the quality and performance you would expect from high grade lens!
3 April 2012
Summary: I've only used two other lenses, the 14-42mm and the 40-150mm. This lens is far superior to those lenses, the auto focus is practically instant and the picture quality is unmatched.Great in low light as well as bright sunlight,it is an expensive lens but the quality is well worth it.
Summary: Purchased the lens to replace kit lens and am very satisfied. Fastest auto focus I have ever seen when mounted on my Olympus E-5. Clairty is much better than the kit lens and very light weight. Like the ability to use in lower light.
Summary: I bought this lens to upgrade from the 14-42mm 3.5-5.6 that came with my E-30. 2.8 wide open f/stop advantage gives me a much broader window with depth of field. This 15 element lens along with super fast focusing makes this lens perfect for portrait work as well as general use with exceptionaly clean crisp images. A must have in your camera bag.
Summary: Olympus glass is known to be top-notch, and this one is no exception. With its versatile zoom range, relatively fast aperture, and Olympus' famous moisture and dust-proof sealing, it is the ideal walkaround lens, and an absolute steal compared to its 12-60mm brother. Although it lacks the latter's SWD motor, focusing is still very quick and accurate, and images are tack-sharp. Perfect for landscapes, portraits, and everything in between.
Summary: A excellent lens for nature photography. Pictures are sharp and crisp. Very usefull for portrait studies. A good all rounder- a must for everyday use. The 12-60 mm F2.8 may be better but is the much higher price justified ? I dont think so!