Well, I finally did what I'd been promising myself not to do - picked up an E-M5 (thank to the wonderful Buy/Sell/Trade forum here)! I had planned to wait for the 4th generation Pens, but couldn't hold out for Photokina. At any rate, the camera is here now, and my first thought is that it reminds me a great deal of my old Olympus E-420, save for the fact that the VF is vastly nicer and the camera has about 5x more buttons. What's a bit surprising is that the handling with the ZD 12-60 lens has not been good at all - in fact I'm getting hand cramps. It's odd because I used that lens with the E-420 for several years and was quite happy with the combo., and the E-M5 as close as I can tell has a very similarly-sized grip. So I'm left pondering several choices: 1) Stop using the ZD 12-60, as I originally intended, in favor of smaller lenses. Downside is that I might get larger lenses in the future. I've got my eye on the Panasonic 14-140, and it seems that lens would have the same problem? 2) Go for the grip that jlm is machining. Price is right, and I like the look. But I'm not sure about the ergonomics, particularly for reaching the front dial and shutter release. Small hands probably don't help. 3) Bite the bullet and get the HLD-6. For financial reasons, I'd really rather not... 4) ? Suggestions and ideas welcome! Thanks, DH P.S. My new 'sleek black beauty'