Why do people say that they will wait for the Olympus 17mm f1.8 lens price to drop? Has this happened in the past? The only prime lenses that I can think of with a price drop were the Panasonic 25mm and Panasonic 20mm. Actually, didn't the price of the 20mm go up? I just got the package for the Olympus 17mm and I already really starting to bond with the lens. I have had the Panasonic 25mm for about 3 weeks now. I must say that the Panasonic 25mm is noticeably sharper and a "better" lens in the fact that I get more for the same price as the 17mm. But I have warmed up more with the 17mm in the past couple hours than I have with the 25mm in the past 3 weeks. One of them will be going up in the buy and sell forum soon. Will decide in a month or so.