I don't understand the widespread hostility to the weather sealed kit lens for the E-M5. It is, quite understandably, not equal to the 12-60mm to which it is unfairly compared, though coming in at almost half the price. At 100% it is not going to hold up to the nice primes so many of us love, but IT'S A KIT LENS. I may be in a minority, but I think it's much better than "not bad"; it's quite good -- versatile, weather sealed, with a nice 12mm wide angle on one end that is pretty sharp, a killer macro mode, a customizable function button (I use mine for Dof preview), and overall image quality that no one should feel they have to apologize for. It won't replace the PL Summilux 25mm as the everyday normal on the front of my camera, but I think it is quite a nice lens, with many strengths. The images to follow are 100% from pictures taken with the lens at various focal lengths, straight OOC jpegs shot at camera default settings. I don't see anything to complain about, though I would apply sharpening to all of them.