Excerpt: While I primarily purchased this lens for macro photography, I have discovered (probably, lots of purchasers of this lens have discovered) that it is a great portrait lens. I own the 75mm 1.8 and have used that lens mainly for portrait work.
Excerpt: For over a year I've been using the 60mm along with the 9-18mm, 14-42mm kit, 25mm 1.8, 45mm 1.8, 40-150mm II R, and only recently the 12-40mm PRO. The 60mm is weather resistant like the pro lenses, has image quality like the 25mm and 45mm prime lenses, is great for portraits, and can shoot macro...
Excerpt: I am trying to build a complete system for my new Micro 4/3 cameras. I have a Tamron 90mm F/2.8 Macro for my Canon SLRs. So this lens is what I am going to use for my macro photography and portraiture. I really love its tiny size and its light weight, and the fact that it is weather sealed.
Excerpt: I have a bunch of Oly lenses and this one is the most fun. You can use it for general photography, portraits, etc. Great for a trip to the aquarium. Very sharp. Its a really good macro lens, but does suffer from very shallow depth of field (generally true of macros).
Excerpt: I have been using Olympus cameras for many year. This is the best yet. I set it on manual and dial in the picture I want and bang! Spot on . Easy to use? No doubt about it. Highly recommended.