Some sample images taken on Monday with a production version of the 17mm f/1.8 (serial # below 100!). (I originally and mistakenly posted this as a reply to the review on the 75mm f/1.8; my apologies.) I only had it in my hands for about 15 minutes on a gloomy NYC day, but am really happy with the results, it's pretty much the perfect street shooter, especially mounted on the OM-D. While many prefer the Nifty 50 perspective (see earlier post on Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 v. Oly 17mm f/1.8), my first lens was a 35mm, so I suppose that plays a role in my really enjoying this one. I also LOVE the build quality of the Olympus 17 compared to the Panasonic 25mm. A couple things to note with the sample images: I only had a few minutes with the lens, and therefore rushed through many of these shots. It was a dark afternoon, so I shot many wide open at f/1.8, and moved too quickly in some cases, forgetting to lower the ISO. Grain at 800 ISO (and 2000! doh!) is therefore user error, my apologies. I'm still really impressed with the results, and will likely be getting one for myself. Our Olympus rep said we'd be getting them on December 15th (Saturday?), but given that they are often overly optimistic, please don't hold us to that! Cheers, Dan at H and B Digital PS: Should I post full-size versions here?