Excerpt: This is among the very sharpest lens I've ever used. I consider it in the top three: Zeiss, Leica, Zuiko. It is amazingly sharp! Wonderfully versatile, light weight. After using this for years, it may be my favorite lens so far. I highly recommend it.
Summary: As good as my 12-40mm, with the only draw-back being the AF speed. Built like a tank and solidly constructed. Frankly, I like the build of this lens compared to the 12-40mm, the rubber surface is easier to grip. Picture quality is stellar for a zoom and low light ability is quite good.
Summary: This will ALWAYS be a fantastic lens! Even by today's standards, this is a fantastic lens that few zoom lenses can compete with. Color, contrast and sharpness are simply awesome. 35mm stopped down to f4 is this lens' sweet spot where it's razor sharp across the frame.
makes shooting a lot better when you can go up and down in F ...
10 January 2015
Summary: It is worth buying a Higher grade lens, makes shooting a lot better when you can go up and down in F stop properly :D Lens works Great on my Olympus E-5 and the E-620 If you have not bought a Good Lens buy this one!
Best lens l have put on my E-420 Olympus camera so far and the best value .
11 August 2014
Summary: The lens I bought on E-Bay for my Olympus camera was for shooting landscapes and it works very well over any kit lens . Low light shooting is great with this lens also. Put one in your kit are you will be a happy camper. Zuiko Digital || F/2.8-3.5 || Lens is worth up grading to on your camera .