March 12, 2013
John W. Sloane, DMD
This lens is a great little lens. I have used all types of photo equipment over the last three decades, have owned and used every Olympus film camera and lens in the 'OM' System and this is, though it may cause pain to some to hear this, better than most of the old OM lenses. And they were REALLY good!
I wish the lower end went to 12mm (24mm equivalent on a 35mm system), but MOST photo taking by enthusiasts and even Prosumers can come from this lens and/or the WONDERFUL 12-50 or the other great 9-18. This lens will get you foo the ground and flying with aplomb. I lost the front Bayonet ring and I can't seem to get another one from Olympus no matter how I try to describe it, though, so guard it with your life. The lens looks "funny" without it.
November 30, 2012
I purchased on recommendation of a knowledgeable friend when a rare opportunity developed. Weight and bulk was a consideration, and I wanted a better camera & lens to capture the events. This lens did not disappoint me at all! Within its focal range, it provided better images and greater versatility than I expected from a single lens. I'm very pleased, and I recommend it to others. I've since purchased another lens for this system to expand its capabilities, and I intend to purchase others.