Excerpt: For the price of the lens, it is very efficient! It offers superb quality, at a low price-point; all in a lightweight product! There's some problem with focus when in macro shots, but it may simply be setting-related
Excerpt: This lens is a good buy in my opinion. It offers a very long range (80-300mm, 35 mm equivalent). The lens behaves consistently and the price is good. While the metal finish looks nice, this lens is all plastic. That makes it very light, but does not have the feel of a nice, high-priced lens.
Excerpt: I just bought an Olympus camera, and then wanted a zoom lense, to be able to take more of the photos I envisioned. But, I did not want to have to carry a huge lense. So, I really like this lense. The photos turn out well.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: This is considered to be a 'kit' lens. Kit lenses are generally speaking not very good. Imagine my surprise when I first used this and saw the results. Nothing less than amazing - and considering the price - this has to be the best bang for the buck in M43 lenses. You give up nothing with this lens other than max aperture. Light, fast to focus, and wonderful results.
Excerpt: I use this lens with my Panasonic GH4 for photo/video, and for the price it handles very well. I couldn't believe how small and lightweight it is. Its also plastic, which did not look the case on the photo, but overall its not a bad cheap lens.