Summary: This lens is so very impressive!!! It's bigger money to pay out on a lens, but the results in the photo is worth it. I shoot with an Olympus E-5 and also the omd-Em-5. the lens works well with either camera. Although with the M-5 it looks hilarious. It is very heavy to carry around hiking.
Summary: I have over 40 year experience in photography. .Used the leica camera in the 70s..olympus in the 80s..Minolta in the 90s and I presently shoot wuth the supreme olympus e5 and nikon d800e and d7100. I love my fx d800e nikon especially paired the the stellar 70 to 200 vr2...
Summary: AT least for me. The focusing is not as sharp as it 'should be' for the price, it is incredibly cumbersome, which I would happily deal with if I got the performance out of it that I was promised. RETURNED it to buy (H & B)....
Summary: I use this primarily with my E-5 and it's easily one of Olympus' best 4/3 lenses. Can shoot wide open and works amazingly well for indoor sports like basketball and hockey. Portrait shots are a dream as well.
Summary: I purchased this lens after purchasing the 14-35 over six months ago. I own the 50-200, which is a great lens, but the 35-100 exceeds it with great bokeh, sharpness and contrast. Did I say Sharpness? Super sharp. I use it every day in my studio both indoors and out. I love the colors outside.
Summary: This lens, along with the 14-35mm are really the only two lenses you need for a day out shooting. It also works quite well with the EC-14 that I own, and I suspect the EC-20 as well, with a one and two stop "penalty" being the only price for using these.
Summary: I purchased this lens around six months ago after purchasing the 14-35 f2 and discovering the amazing quality of the SHG lenses. I had used the 50-200 lens since 2005 but this lens is superior. While it does not have the zoom range the 50-200 has, the quality of the images are superior.