I know this topic has been discussed very much, but was wondering if the banding issue has been fixed? I'm a noob, and don't know much about the issue. I've been reading topics about it though here, and on dpreview. I came across this picture, and was surprised to see no banding. Big Grove Tavern by daren.eiri, on Flickr Does it show up on certain areas of a picture? Shadows? That picture also looks really good for ISO 6400. I only go up to 1600 on my OM-D because of IBIS. IBIS won't stop me to stop action though. I want a fast prime to go with my OM-D. I had the Panasonic 25mm, and sold it because I didn't use it much because it was too close to me. I feel like the Olympus 17mm F1.8 is a bit expensive for me right now. I'm trying to save my pennies for stay in Mexico this summer. Would you suggest saving up the money for the Olympus 17mm?