Summary: Nice sharp lens. I use it with a simple extension tube and get great macro images. Good quality and well made. I really love the smooth finish. I know some have complained about the finish - not sure why. I would not change anything, except maybe make it f 2.0.
... for me but I find it to be really comfortable. The lens is plenty sharp
Robert M. Vennard, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: I thought the focal length might be a bit tight for me but I find it to be really comfortable. The lens is plenty sharp. I have the Lumix 20mm f1.7 and the Olympus 45mm f1.8. They're both sharper and I think the Olympus is faster to focus. But this is a perfect fit between them and a half the price it's a must have lens.
Summary: My first copy arrived poorly packaged and was either defective or damaged in shipment. Amazon promptly replaced it. The second arrived better protected and so far works great. This little lens is wonderfully sharp and colorful with my new Sony A 6000. Focuses fast. As one who has owned several Zeiss lenses, I can say that this little jewel produces images that are very Zeiss-like. I used to look down my nose at Sigma optics. Not anymore.
Summary: Awesome, one of the best lenses for the money, for micro four thirds cameras. Fast focus, in auto mode and works wonderfully on my olypmus e-pm2 . Planning to get the 60mm lens next. Build quality is outstanding. Comes with a carrying pouch and hood. Just get it.
Excerpt: I will never understand why everybody wants 1.8 prime lenses for micro four thirds. 2.8 is more than enough, period. I Use it with Olympus M-10Very well built lens,it has a hood MR OLYMPUS MAN" do you hear this???? how can a company that make such great cameras be so mean!!!! for God sake just for your company's image put the hood and disguise it with the price!!! all your lenses come without hood SHAME ON YOU.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: I am using this on an EPL-5, as a walk around lens, instead of the kit 14-42 in lower light. The kit is ok in the middle of the zoom in a sweet spot in cramped quarters, I shoot art sometimes and the idea is to get barrel distortion down on paintings I run across. I have an EM-5 and a Canon I use for art. This is a backup travel camera, EPL-5 has good IQ, small, and I needed a second lens for it. Its NOT, grin, a Panasonic Leica 25mm for 695.00.