9 out of 10 points and recommendedsuperb lens : sharp, contrasty, fast focus, lightweightwhite color
The best bang for the bucks!reviewed December 8th, 2006 (purchased for $745)
I have this lens for one year now and I'm always impressed by the pics I get from it.
- Sharp at all focal lenght
- contrasty and beautiful colors
- smooth bokeh
- very fast focus
- compact, nice for travel
- superb build quality
I use it mainly for nature shots and potraits.
For taking pics in dim light condition, f/4 is a bit slow.
My only complaint : it's color. It screams "look at me!" Can be a problem when you want to take discrete pictures.
8 out of 10 points and recommendedsmall, light, sharp center, contrast, nice bokehsoft borders wide open, not fast enough, CA
This is a nice little lens, great for street shooting.reviewed May 18th, 2010 (purchased for $300)
It's more than sharp enough in the center, a bit soft in the borders, but nothing terrible.
The bokeh is nice and smooth, microcontrast is very good.
Most important : this lens is a joy to use on m4/3 if you like 35mm FOV!
10 out of 10 points and recommendedSharp from f/1.8, beautiful bokeh, fast and silent AFnone
Outstanting lens for the price!reviewed January 19th, 2012
It's razor sharp from wide open, which is very rare for a fast lens.
The bokeh is smooth, which is important for a portrait lens.
The AF is fast and silent, wich is wonderfully comfrotable for photo and video.
In summary, this is a real gem, every m4/3 owner should have it!
9 out of 10 points and recommendedSharp, light, good flare and CA control35mm could be better, distortion
This is a very nice lens that does its job very well!reviewed May 27th, 2013 (purchased for $750)
In the 18-28mm range it's very sharp across the frame on the D600. It's well built, super light, AF is fast and accurate, so it's a pleasure to shoot with. Flare is well controlled and CA is minimal.
On the downside, at 35mm, corners aren't that sharp even stopped down, but it's nitpicking, because pictures are more than useable.
A great UWA zoom for landscapers, travellers and hickers!