10 out of 10 points and recommendedfast prime (F2), very sharp, and good contrastnone
This macro lens is also a great portrait lens. In fact is a great lens for any kind of shoot. I use this lens in doors in poor light conditions with wonderful results. Coupled with the E-1's great auto white balance this lens is great in low, indoor light situations.reviewed October 23rd, 2005
10 out of 10 points and recommendedGood low light capabilities and excellent sharpness and contrastLONG and HEAVY
When this lens arrived and I unpacked it, I was really surprised at how heavy and long it was. When I put it on my camera I realized that this is a specialized lens -- and an excellent one at that. A few months latter I got a Sigma 18-125 to use in more everyday, travel situations.reviewed October 23rd, 2005
I'm looking forward to the Oly 18-180 to replace the Sigma and will continue to use the Oly "Big Gun" on special occasions.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedmoderate small, good apeture (F2.8/3.5) and excellent sharpness and Contrastnone
A fantastic lens -- very little distortion or chromatic aberrations, excellent sharpness and contrast. A good size -- not too big nor too small (smaller F-stops) and fits nicely on the E-1.reviewed October 23rd, 2005 (purchased for $675)
My travel kit is the E-1 with the 11-22 and the Sigma 18-125. These two lenses provide 22-250 field of view in 35mm terms. I like the overlap in the normal range so that I won't be caught with the wrong lens on the camera in normal situations.
9 out of 10 points and recommendedModerate size, F2.8 at wide end, good sharpness and contrast
This is the standard lens with the E-1 and fulfills that function very nicely -- good wide angle range and moderate telephoto.reviewed October 23rd, 2005
This lens delivers the shot, every time, and with its splash proof construction you can keep shooting even when it starts to rain!