Excerpt: I bought this as a way to try out a new prime lens, buying it used. The lens arrived quickly after ordering it. (Adorama is one of the best online dealers I've dealt with). The lens itself is in mint condition, works like it is brand new.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: I just got this lens. Work well very clear pictures. I had read that it searches when focusing. Makes-Agrinding noise. It did that for me. This seemed to occur when the object is dark or with no clearly define edges. I always have used single point focusing. I tried multipoint focusing . The focusing was then extremely fast and appears to be accurate. And with out searching. I hope this holds up. Also tried five point pattern.
Excerpt: If you have a strong interest in close-up photography, and you like to shoot portraits, then this is a must-have lens for the Olympus E-System....I cannot recommend it highly enough. With one caveat, as detailed below. I have been shooting close-ups for more than 35 years. My camera and lens of choice years ago was a Canon A-1 and the legendary Vivitar Series 1 90mm ƒ/2.5 Macro.
Pros: Good Price, Great Contrast and Color, Nice Bokeh, Sharp, Splash And Dust Resistant
Excerpt: Wonderful lens, stunning sharpness and microcontrast, gorgeous bokeh. Every manufacturer has their superstar lenses that have that little bit of magic in them. This lens has that magic. Works great on my E-M1 as a portrait lens too.
Pros: Consistent Output, Great Micro-contrast, Nice Bokeh, Sharp
Excerpt: I normally only get remained or new but to save almost $300 Adorama has get prices and the rating system for used equipment are spot on Great working produce and no abnormal problems So if you have a chance to get used Do It
Summary: I have to agree with other reviewers: It is really the most perfect lens. I can't add anything more than what the other positive reviewers have stated. I have an Olympus E-410 and used to use my 12-60mm 1:2.8-4 as my versatile all the time lens. But I have to say that this is now my favorite lens. I don't find the focus too slow. It's a good, solid lens, well made and holds up great. I will try to add some photos as well.
Excerpt: Rarely review anything, but so happy with lens I have to!I am far from a "prosumer" but this lens breathed new life into our old Oly e410! New baby was the excuse for purchase and it is worth every penny for the photographs we have been able to take. With moderate natural light you will be amazed at the portraits you can take. I jokingly call it my "Senior Photo" lens since it is easy to get studio looking photos.
Excerpt: I have been a long time user of Olympus digital cameras, but I have just purchased this lens. Why, well its obvious that the "true" Olympus SLRs are not long for this world, so did I want to tie up that much cash on a lens that would be less than optimal to switch over to Micro 4/3 or just completely obsolete? Well I decided to and am very ashamed for waiting so long. Here's why.This is an all around lens being a compromise of middle tele, macro, and portrait lenses.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Great optics, precision focus and great quality ,will meet your macro needs
13 March 2013
Summary: Was listed as "as is" but it showed up looking like new. The lens is a great for macro and portrait shots...I bought this as I wanted a lens specifically for macro photography. This fits in nicely. It is compact and precise..will have more to say once I get more use of it!