Mr Fussy's reviews
9 out of 10 points and recommendedCompact, lightweight, fast focus, afordable.Image quality a bit soft at 300MM ... but for the price!
I am coming off a Nikon, latest being a D300. I could NEVER afford nor carry a 600mm Nikon. Key advantages.reviewed September 27th, 2014 (purchased for $550)
1. Getting bird and other nature shots not previously achievable. Don't underestimate this point, a good quality shot is better than an outstanding quality shot you couldn't take.
2. I can carry this all day, easily, not even in a backpack.
3. It was affordable, frankly $550 is a bargain when used to paying Nikon prices.
4. I am getting sharp images at 300mm (600 equivalent) hand held at 1/250 sec. Which I am very happy about. E-M1 stabilization at work.
5. Cant wait for the 300mm Pro prime due in 2015.
6. Light enough to use the E-M1 tripod support. Doesn't need its own tripod collar.
Summary happy with this lens and delighted I switched from Nikon DX to OMD E-M1.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedBuild quality and image quality.The lens hood should be included.
I started photography in high school and I am now 60. I have used Pentax, Mamiya, Nikon and now Olympus. I have owned about 8 Nikon lenses. This year I switched from Nikon DX to Olympus OMD E-M1.reviewed September 27th, 2014 (purchased for $900)
This is probably the best lens I have ever owned.
Despite being $900, it is an absolute bargain. Comparable (not equal) to the Nikon 200mm F2.0 which is $5,600 and weights 2.9Kg.
If you like working with 150mm equivalent focal length you must buy this lens for your M43 system.
Finally this lens proves you can get shallow DOF with M43, I have photos of a smallish bird of prey on a handlers glove, it fills the frame, but with either the eye or talons in focus but not both at f1.8. The background is just a beautiful blur.
Outstanding, well done Olympus!