donmcmahan's reviews

  • Olympus 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    image quality, lack of distortion,
    limited zoom range, zoom range overlap with standard zooms

    since the introduction of the 12-60 this lens seemed to have no place in the overall lens lineup of the 4/3rds system. with the 12-60 being a standard zoom that is nearly as wide and the 9-18 even wider though not as fast and the 7-14 for the ultra-wide money is no object segment of the market the 11-22 was left out in the cold. but it is just too good a lens to not have a place in my bag. a used 11-22 and 14-54 combined, cost me a little less than a new 12-60. I think I got quite a good deal. i get an extra mm in width, a bit faster, outstanding IQ and the only trade off is the extra 6mm of reach at the long end and the convenience of just the one lens. i am happy with this combination.

    reviewed December 14th, 2009 (purchased for $550)