snake_b: I'm still fascinated with the slow zooms on these mirrorless cams and how people are frothing over them. This 12-50 is supposed to be the replacement for the 4/3 12-60? Really?
Can I just point out, in my experience with Zuiko lenses, at least you can reliably use them wide open. I agree with this lamentation and hope the above speculation that faster lenses are coming is true for this has kept me away from m4/3rds so far.Still, I just want to emphasize that on many other systems, the kit lenses perform poorly wide open and only start to deliver sharp images stopped down. Zuiko lenses are spec'd more conservatively and do what they say across the f-stop range. (Just check out DPREVIEWS reviews)