Geoff / Raymond
Thankyou for the very useful feedback.
Since I have used primes for most of my life (Pentax 24mm / 35mm/ 50mm / 55mm / 135mm), and despite the convenience of a zoom (and the Panny 14~45 is good) it's the bulk that gets to me.
I have taken (serious) note of your comments.
The native kit lens with the G1 was the 14-45, not 14-42. The 14 2.5 is much better in lower light and it is compatible with the GWC1 wide angle conversion lens. It is a good performer and at the 35mm conversion length of 28mm, it is quite useful. There was some discussion of not buying the 20 1.7 if you have the 14 2.5, but the 20 equals a 40mm angle of view...quite a difference from 28. Both lenses are excellent, especially for the price.