Great article, really a very good read, thanks!
compositor20: Please post some portraits with full body at f1.8 so that people can see how the background is blurred (to see if it is enough, which i think it isn't). For head and shoulders f2.8 is enough.
wainting for the mtf charts from dpreview:) but samples say the lens is sharp wide open...
Try the following:http://www.flickr.com/photos/h_maru/6178368256/in/pool-olympus_mzuiko_digital_45mm_18http://www.flickr.com/photos/kermit71/6132741299/in/pool-olympus_mzuiko_digital_45mm_18http://www.flickr.com/photos/h_maru/6167692240/in/pool-olympus_mzuiko_digital_45mm_18