10 out of 10 points and recommendedsimply superb lens compared to 35mm lenses 2:1 magnificationPre-selection of distance-range
Superb lens not only in the macro world, but also excellent for portrait, landscape and pictures at night.reviewed March 25th, 2018 (purchased for $700)
Excellent performance wide open, at f : 4 the micro-contrast is even better.
Pre-selection of the distance-range seems strange at first, needs a little time to get used to - however very fast and reliable (even in the world of macro!).
9 out of 10 points and recommendedexcellent optical performance reliable autofocus beautiful bokehsize / weight prize
I have only bought this lens three weeks ago. My test is entirely "unscientific". Some pics I have taken of buildings at varying f-stops, the rest is simple every-day photography at different situations and light.reviewed March 9th, 2018 (purchased for $1,340)
Fully open the lens has an impressive performance. Tack-sharp throughout the entire image except for the very, very far corners. At f-stop 1.4 and 2.0 there is a very small increase of micro-contrast, and the corners look just about as good as the center. Further stopping down up to 8 only increases depth-of-field. To see the difference between 1.2 and 2.0 you need to look at 100% magnification.
Working at low-light with this lens is a pleasure, sharp and blurry zones mould beautifully into each other. Simply incredible what Olympus has achieved, this lens is a gem . . .
Why don't I give full marks for the overall performance? I would give it 10 out of 10, but the Zuiko 45mm/1.2 is even better . . .
The camera I use is the E-M1.2.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedexcellent optical performanceridiculous lenshood
Truly excellent performance wide open, becomes razor-shap with biting contrast at 2.8.reviewed March 16th, 2018 (purchased for $800)
Beautiful color rendition; since the lens does not have any aspheric elements it has a smooth and creamy bokeh with beautiful transition between sharp and blurry zones.
Highly recommended for any photography in poor light, gives you many options for your creativity!
10 out of 10 points and recommendedstunning optical performance beautiful bokeh fast and reliable AFPrice, weight and size
I bought this lens a couple of months ago after testing a total of five samples.reviewed March 9th, 2018 (purchased for $1,236)
My tests are "unscientific", buildings at different f-stops, and thereafter every-day photography with varying light and objects.
Fully open the performance of this lens is at such a level that you feel there is nothing more you could ask for. Excellent contrast and sharpness throughout the entire image, even the most outer corners. Stopping down to 1.2 and 2.0 show that even more is possible. Razor-sharp and excellent micro-contrast right to the very edges.
This is probably the best lens in its range I have had in my hands - ever. Would be interesting to see a comparison to Leica Apo-Summicron 90mm.
The lens gives me the feeling to being right in itself, it feels well balanced in every respect, harmonious - it is difficult to put into words.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedOptical performance is absolutely stellar. Never have I had such an excellent lens with long focal length. Very fast, precise autofocus. Image stabilizer is incredibly efficient, particularly together with the E-M1.2. Very cheap, considering its 600mmWeight. Price.
This lens is simply the best tele-photo lens I have ever had in my hands. Its image stabilizer does wonders.reviewed May 8th, 2018 (purchased for $2,100)
Whoever is interested in a long first-class tele-photo for mFT lens should buy it. You won't regret it
However: considering the dimensions of other mFT format equipment, it appears very large and even more so heavy. If you compare it to a 600mm lens on full format, you will be delighted.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedexcellent optical performance fast AF solid builtweight price
I have only just briefly tested this lens at various focal lenghts and f stops on the Sony A7 III.reviewed July 7th, 2018 (purchased for $2,750)
What can I say? The lens performs at all tested focal lenghts (70, 100, 135 160 and 200mm) and at the tested f-stop 2.8 - 5.6 really excellent! Tack sharp right to the very corners, stopping down does not really change the performance, very good contrast, no colour-fringing, fast, reliable and precise AF - I don't know what more you could ask for.
The lens seems to be extremely solid.
Sony did a brilliant job on this lens.