Excerpt: I like the compact design of this lens. It's not the best in low light but certainly not the worse. One thing I'm not a fan of is the screw on front lens cover. But overall its a decent lens. I'm not excited about it but definitely not unhappy about it.
Summary: I wanted this lens because it duplicates the "normal" lens for 35mm photography. Unless it breaks or I lose it, I will not buy another one. Other lenses by other manufacturers in this approximate focal length are formulated as wide angle lenses.
Excerpt: A good lens for our needs(close up work).Suposedly<br />it is as near to the naked eye,but at a fixed 2.8<br />apearture. We wonder if thats true!Beware, do not<br />buy the chaeper models as the are for the older<br />camaras and they will not fit!The olympus lens<br />hood is a joke.We cannot see any use for it.<br />All in all,a nice well made lens for the price &<br />might even be good for general use too!
Pros: Clean focus up close, Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: A valuable lense to have in one's arsenal being a photography enthusiast. It is great for low to medium range shots, including portraits of objects and people where telefoto, wide-angles and zooms are not essential, saving their adjustments and time to change. It is also light and flat making the camera-lense unit a little more maneuverable. Some say it absorbs a little too much light.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: love the size it's really small and lightweight, nice construction, metal mount, good IQ better than kit lens. the only reason why i ranked it 1 star short is because in low light situations f2.8 comes a little short for me as i dont want to bump ISO more than 1600, but again for the price of 200+ this lens cant be beat.
Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Size, Strong Construction
Summary: Even though is a small lens it works great. You can take advantage of the DOF in your photos, and create beautiful images (portrait or landscapes). In my case, it's a second hand lens, handled with care so I got myself a very nice cost-benefit deal.
Excerpt: Primes for DSLRs are getting rare as hen's teeth. While this Olympus normal lens is not as fast as the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 or as sharp and contrasty as the Leica (exact length and speed escapes me just now, but faster than 2.8 and 46-49º AOV), it is a winning performer, on price, compactness, and general utility. It is probably the smallest and lightest lens I have ever had for either a DSLR or 35mm.