I'm so excited and wanted to share with you guys! It's been well over a year since I have bought a new lens for my camera and I finally filled a gaping hole in my line-up: telephoto! Sure, I would have loved to have gotten the 40-150 2.8 Pro, but I'm currently doing my second degree, and can't justify the cost...one day. (I want to go back to China and shoot pandas in the wild...THAT will be the time I get the 2.8 Pro ). I also don't shoot telephoto all that often (I've been in the m4/3 game for nearly 3 years and I just finally bought one), so I'm not worried if it's simply very good, rather than great. It was cheap, it's light, optically it's supposed to be very good, and it'll make for an excellent hiking lens...I mean the thing is smaller than and half as heavy as a can of pop! I'm thinking the 9-18 + 45-150 or the 12-50 (with macro!) and 40-150 would be a PERFECT combo to take hiking, camping, etc. I'll share some shots when I get them!