Excerpt: Perfect match for a Micro 4/3 system. Incredibly sharp, great focus limiter setup, light, excellent contrast. This is a really nice lens for macros, but is also a very useful portrait lens. At f/2.8 it can handle just about any portrait situation. Great bokeh.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great Focus Limiter, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: This is one of my favorite lenses for the OMD EM5. I bought this specifically for macro use, it was my first (and only) macro lens. But I use it for so much more now! Obviously great for bugs and flowers and other close-ups, but also good for portraits and general shooting.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: A superb macro lens, sharp at all apertures up to F8 where diffraction begins to take a toll. The focus limiter works very well for macro subjects in particular making auto focus much faster.Coupling this lens with the E-M1's focus bracketing makes for a spending kit for macro.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Flatness Of Field, Focus Limiter, Lightweight, Sharp Acuity Contrast, Splashproof And Dustproof
Summary: This lens is astounding. Especially when you consider the price. A lens of this caliber for another camera typically costs much more. I've found that it's even suitable for portraits. I photograph my art with this lens and get compliments on the quality of the photos.
Summary: I used this lens for some product shots of jewellery and didn't have to change lenses at all. I was able to get close up detail of the products with the macro feature and then step back for a portrait style photo of the model wearing the pieces.
Excerpt: This lens provides excellent image quality when used on my Panasonic G5. There is no apparent chromatic aberration or distortion. The lens does tend to hunt a little on focusing but the focus limiting switch does an excellent job of alleviating this minor problem.