9 out of 10 points and recommendedgreat range and Olympus quality, compact sizewish for 2.8, some citoff from shade at 18 even with just haze filter
Bought about 3 weeks ago, Didn't mean to, just went in for E-330 body. Tried lens and have been carrying it since, everywhere. Light, great range, love it.reviewed April 15th, 2006 (purchased for $450)
Good light condition lens. Have to careful as it closes down quickly as zoom increases, but what else is new.
Would also have liked 2.8 at top end, but probably wouldn't have oaid the price.
For planned events, I'll still carry multiple bodies and lenses. This is a good grab and shoot.