Summary: If you own an Olympus DSLR and you do not own one of these lenses SHAME on you. If you do not yet own this lens let me tell you something, this lens is arguably the sharpest lens in the world and that is NOT an over exaggeration! The auto focus is a bit slow but who cares? The pictures this lens produces are so good that I wouldn't care if the lens punched me in the face every time I took a picture - it's THAT good!
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!
Simply a great lens I wouldn't want to be without.
6 April 2012
Summary: I love this lens. At f2.0 it's really fast, and the Oly optics are really clear. I couldn't be happier with this lens, and for the money it's a great deal. Unless you can afford a much better lens I recommend this for any 4/3 owner.
Summary: All the 5-star reviews for this sublime and near-technically-perfect lens hit it straight on: fantastic resolving power, tack-sharpness from edge to edge, Kodachrome-quality color and contrast rendition (the Olympus processing engines help out here), and soft, balanced bokeh. Sure it sometimes hunts for focus. Sure it's a noisy focusing lens. Sure it could use it focus limiter-- but do I care? Not a bit.
Summary: I love this lens. I've sold most of my 4/3rds gear but this lens remains to be used on my Micro 4/3rds system. It's just slow & hunts but when it finds...its beautiful. Used for almost all my shoots.
Summary: This my Initial review of this lens. I use this lens via an adapter with my new Olympus EPL1. If you love sharp pictures and true life like colors this lens is for you. I like the pictures coming out of this lens better than my canon 50 mm f1.4 on my 40D. There are some limitations when using this lens via an adapter, the auto-focus is slower making this lens mainly a portrait or landscape lens. I don't believe you can shoot action with it....
Summary: Macro: Some say this lens focusses slowly. So what? Most macro lenses do. For proper sharpness, you move the camera in small increments anyway as a millimetre can make or destroy a picture. Portraits: Inexperienced or timid models cringe at the sight of a bazooka pointed at them. The lens is light and VERY non-intimidating as a portrait lens.
Summary: This lens is simply amazing - unbelievable low-light photography and incredible sharpness. Bundled with my EVOLT 510 I have been able to snap some amazing pictures. I actually use this as my primary lens now due to the fact that it's fixed--it requires you to be creative. I've had it for a few years now and it has performed very well over time. It focuses very quickly (even in low light) and can always take a sharp picture. There's nothing more to say really.