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I've had this lens for over a year now. It's a decent lens as far as super zooms go. It's fairly compact when retracted but gets long when you zoom out. The sharpness is quite good at the short end, but it noticeably softer at the telephoto end--this cannot compare to quality prime lens. The lens speed of f/4-5.6 is average. It doesn't come with a lens hood, so look for a compatible one on eBay (the Olympus hoods are outrageously expensive).
One advantage: this lens does have fast and nearly silent focusing--much better than the kit lens that came with the E-P1 (and far better than the vaunted Panasoni 20mm). This makes it deal for video, though the slower lens speed makes it less ideal for indoors available light videoing.
Around the house, I always have a prime lens mounted on my E-P1, but when travelling this lens really shines with its versatility, when you want to minimize the amount of lens swapping.
Summary: Buy this lens when it's on sale. At regular price, it's take it or leave it, unless you *really* want a super zoom. Otherwise I would recommend spending your money on the excellent Panasonic 20mm or Olympus 45mm.
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