Summary: Great lens, but wish I had gotten something wider, 14mm is just not wide enough for a micro 4/3's camera. Especially when you already have a 20mm.... Honestly I accidentally ordered this instead of the 8.5...
Summary: Not the sharpest lens. But for some reason I like it and its fun to use. VERY flat. I have used this on both my GH4 and BMPCC. On the BMPCC, you really need to be careful with the edges of images to make sure you avoid moire
Summary: Is this the sharpest lens I own? Nope, but compared to what a 15mm panasonic leica or the 12mm olympus would run me for the rare landscape picture I take, this was the better overall choice. The lens itself is tiny, and would make a good street / walk around lens if you prefer a wider (28 mm) point of view. Exactly what I needed at a good price.
Summary: Since converting over to the Micro Four-Thirds system I've been slowly replacing the kit zooms that came with various bodies with single focal length lenses, both for better quality and to gain a few extra f-stops. Sure, I'd like to buy a set of Leica or Voigtlander lenses, but like most non-pros my budget is limited. I try to find a middle ground between the best quality and the best values, and I buy used whenever I can.
Highly underrated lens, but requires a pro eye for photography
23 November 2013
Summary: Only capable of great things in an experienced photographers hands. This lens was just recently discontinued and pansonic is no longer shipping them to distributors. Naturally, the price of the lens shot up 50%. I purchased 3 of these lens's over the past few years, none for more than $135. If you are paying more than $140ish for this lens, you got a bad deal and are a victim of supply and demand. The supply on this lens is very low, thus the hike in price recently.
Summary: Good compact lens. Probably the best value for money in m4/3 world. (1/6 for the price of the Olympus 12mm F2) Really sharp in the centre and good in the corners. AF is silent, accurate and reasonably fast. The only cons is that le lens is prone to flare in direct bright light.
Summary: This lens is super good. I use it really for establishing shots for my wedding video productions. It's a great wide angle lens for the money. I really just use it when its sunny outside. I wish that the f stop can go lower though sometimes so I can use it in doors.
Excellent for Outdoor Activities, required for use with the Macro Lens
8 January 2013
Summary: I would give this a 5/5 if it were better than the 14-42mm Lens. But they are identically the same on picture quality. But, the GF3 lens's are magnificent to begin with so in reality and in comparison to some other equally priced lens's, they are really all 5/5's. This lens is for anyone traveling outside. The lens is almost useless indoors, but due to the GF3s intense auto focus ability that is crazy good, this lens makes outdoor shooting a breeze. Excellent all around.
Great compact lens that will capture more of your surroundings!
2 September 2012
Summary: I bought this product so I can add a higher quality lens to my micro four thirds mount and i'm definitely impressed. It also allows you to take some pretty creative shots when focusing up close on objects. I also bought it so i can have a lens that's compact vs carrying my 14-42mm.