Excerpt: I can't say enough of this lens. Hands down one of the finest lenses Olympus have ever made. 300mm equivalent focal length is incredibly useful. From sports, events, news, wildlife, this lens can do it all. Paired with an Olympus 1.4x teleconverter, this lens effectively becomes a 400mm 2.8.
Pros: Affordable, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I bought this as a way to try out a new prime lens, buying it used. The lens arrived quickly after ordering it. (Adorama is one of the best online dealers I've dealt with). The lens itself is in mint condition, works like it is brand new.
Excerpt: I just got this lens. Work well very clear pictures. I had read that it searches when focusing. Makes- Agrinding noise. It did that for me. This seemed to occur when the object is dark or with no clearly define edges. I always have used single point focusing. I tried multipoint focusing .
Excerpt: Wonderful lens, stunning sharpness and microcontrast, gorgeous bokeh. Every manufacturer has their superstar lenses that have that little bit of magic in them. This lens has that magic. Works great on my E-M1 as a portrait lens too.
Excerpt: I normally only get remained or new but to save almost $300 Adorama has get prices and the rating system for used equipment are spot on Great working produce and no abnormal problems So if you have a chance to get used Do It
Excerpt: I've ordered the Olympus 50 f/2.0 macro lens & the focusing ring didn't work. Sent it back for a new one & the focusing ring didn't work on it either. Sent it back still waiting on another one. Adorama has been very good at replacing this lens.
Excerpt: While I gave this lens a 4-star rating, this probably would not be everyone's rating because there are definitely two sides to this lens's personality on the OM-D on which I'm using it (with adapter).
Excerpt: Non-zoom lens equivalent to 100mm focal length on a 35mm film camera. Since I already nave the great Zuiko 12-60 mm (= 24 to 120 mm) f2.8-4.0 lens, which has pretty good close focusing capability at the tele end, this lens does not add much new macro capability.
Summary: I have used this lense for almost 2 years. I love the fact I can take pictures in low light without a flash. I have other lenses but it seems this is the one I tend to use the most. It does take some getting used to if you are used to a zoom lense but it is worth it.