I got one at the same price a few weeks ago. First copy arrived with shipping damage. I took a few shots with it and it had the double image problem on my G3 (in addition to the cracked element). The replacement finally arrived and has been perfect on both G3 and E-P3. The lens is really sharp and a pleasure to work with. I got my 14-42mm X from Amazon and it has been equally great on both bodies.Amazon.com: Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm/F4.0-5.6 Lens for Panasonic Lumix G-Series Digital Cameras: Camera & Photo
I know there have been problems with this lens but at this price I think it's worth a try.
Be very careful with used copies of this lens; there are problems out there and Panasonic is still denying an issue exists. The good copies are very good (and so small) that for me it was worth the trouble. Keep watching the prices, they will dip below $300.timbuktwo said:Hmm. The price is already up at 310. Used for 250. Would you go for it? I was going to go for the 20 1.7 for my first lens choice. But this could be interesting along with somethink like the pentax 25 1.4 for virtually the same price as the panny. Decisiond decisions.