9 out of 10 points and recommendedLight weight, sharpness, fastNot stabilized
I used this lens extensively on an African trip shooting wildlife. The light weight was a real plus as we had severe weight restrictions due to small aircraft transfers.reviewed October 23rd, 2005 (purchased for $1,000)
The results were rather remarkable considering the now relatively low resolution of the E-1.
I have made cropped prints of animal faces up to 20 x 24 inches, and I am continually astounded at the sharpness of the facial features, smooth bokeh, and even illumination across the frame from edge to edge.
The only complaint is the lack of image stabilization. I hope that the new version of the E1 contains some form of sensor stabilization to help to realize the full potential of this lens.
Every time I think that I should sell the E system, I remember the quaiity of this lens, and I hope that the new version of the E-1 body will justify my decision to keep the lenses that I own.
9 out of 10 points and recommendedlight weight, sharpness, fastnone
This is a good all around performer which has good to excellent sharpness. It is again limited by the E-1's relatively low resolution, and noisy sensor.reviewed October 23rd, 2005 (purchased for $500)
Hopefully, the E-1's sucessor will better demonstrate this lens's performance.