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.
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.
Summary: Picture quality - SAME as my 14-42 Olympus zoom. Did few tests - no difference. Price - not bad - what can you buy now for $170? 2 tanks of gas? I can put my Olympus in my pocket now (need BIG pocket). I will keep this lens, but I'm still waiting for TRUE pocket camera with "not bad" picture quality (not bad = same as $100 film camera). new Sony? yes, buy this lens if you want small photo recording device with "OK' quality.
Great size & value for the money for walkaround lens with acceptabtale IQ
26 August 2012
Summary: Nothing beats its compact size.. If you want the smallest lens on your m4/3 camera, this is the one. Fits well on my OM-D EM5, no rattling or other problem so far. Autofocus is fast and silence. The wider aperture f2.5 will give you higher speed than the kit lens (mine's Oly 12-50/3.5-6.3).. But to be honest, apart from size and more exposure speed, IMO the IQ is not spectacular, just on par with the kit lens.