For me, and anyone who has been shooting with fast primes most of their life, this new lens is a welcome addition to the ever growing Olympus Zuiko lens lineup. If you own and shoot M 4/3 and have always had a love for the look a fast prime can bring you, then you will be thrilled with this lens. If you value micro contrast of pro lenses, color performance of pro lenses, speed of pro lenses and a Bokeh that may be the most beautiful I have seen yet then you owe it to your self to give this lens a go. It is not overly heavy, and while larger than the usual Micro 4/3 fare, it is because of what is packed inside.
It was in 1936 that the Takachiho Corporation introduced its first camera, the Semi-Olympus I. The camera's lens was given the name Zuiko, a Japanese word that means 'light of the gods'. It was an auspicious name, chosen partially because the lens had been developed at the Mizuho Optical Research Laboratory, and partially because the corporate name, “Takachiho”, is a Japanese word that means "mountain of the gods." But more than the name, it was the quality of the Olympus Zuiko lens that sparked conversation at the time. Ever since, Olympus Zuiko lenses have been featured on succeeding generations of Olympus cameras. The Olympus Zuiko lenses are widely acclaimed for their imaging power, and have become one of the world's most respected high-performance lens brands.
Designed to meet the needs of both professional photographers and enthusiasts, OLYMPUS ZUIKO lenses were born of an uncompromising commitment to clear image quality and precision. Their compact, lightweight design lets you expand your shooting capabilities while ensuring top-grade optical performance.