I have to say that if I had an Olympus PEN, I would want this lens. David AKA Soundimageplus has a very nice series of reviews on the E-P3 and his latest installment is about this 12mm f/2 lens. You might enjoy reading it on his blog: Soundimageplus
Very true, Christian...however, depending upon the individual sometimes the old truism "Life is too short!" comes into play - as well as how much is in one's bank account.Sometimes we know what we should do and nevertheless want to do what we shouldn't do whilst we should want to do what we should do in order to do what we want to do without regret.
I'd like the 12mm, the 45mm, the 25mm and the E-P3. I would also like the E-PL3 to complement the E-P3. For the same amount of money I could buy a Nikon D700, a 24mm, a 85mm and a 50mm, but that's much too heavy. I should buy only those pieces of above gear I really need, that is: nothing. I should just go on and take photographs. Sometimes we know what we should do and nevertheless want to do what we shouldn't do whilst we should want to do what we should do in order to do what we want to do without regret.
But I'm wondering why Olympus chose 24mm as their first "serious" m43 lens? It is not a common focal length and a 35 or 50mm would have a bit more cachet. In fact, a solid 50mm lens is becoming a more and more obvious gap in the Olympus lens lineup (Panasonic has one coming out).
So why 24mm? Anyone care to make conjecture?