brkl: Since when is 150mm a portrait lens?
"and most people like to stay closer." Indeed, I shoot lots of portraits of my Colombiana friends almost daily in my rather small hotel room here in Medellin and the Oly 45 serves beautifully (amazing lens for the price and perfect focal length for me). With this new lens I would have to climb out the window to get these shots. Of course others have different needs and this may well turn out to be a stellar lens. I just really appreciate that Oly has given us the wonderful 45 at such an affordable price
This looks like a no-brainer for me as I already have a suite of Panasonic micro 4/3 lenses and an Oly 45 1.8 for my G3. Now all my lenses will be stabilized, as well as getting better IQ and color, I'm in with a pre-order for the body.