I've had the lens for a few weeks now and taken loads of shots with it using the G3 and G5, originally I really liked the lens, it is well built, nice handling, focuses perfectly and had great IQ, not a lot to dislike. However after my time with it and looking back at the pics I've taken I've had to reconsider. Originally I said it lay somewhere between the much revered Oly 12-60 and the ultimate zoom the Oly 14-35 SHG, maybe tending more towards the 12-60, but now after reconsideration.......I think it's much more like the 14-35, frankly I find it a stella lens, absolutely brilliant, one of those lenses that really is exceptional, the clarity and detail it is capable of is staggering. Just my 10p worth but from me totally recommended and worth the dosh. Paul Here's a sample image Old water gate gears. G3, 12-35, 24mm, 1/60, f2.8, ISO160. 100% crop!!