I have begun my tests on the gear I just got to determine if it will cut the muster for my needs. Thus far I've been overall impressed, although that annoying ISO noise is still there in the shadow and dark colored items above ISO200. I may be willing to look beyond that however as so much else is right. The Panasonic 20mm f1.7 is just a stunning lens. Sharp wide open, fast and colorful to say the least providing plenty of contrast. I haven't been able to take it off the PL1 yet....it's just THAT good. The weather sucks here so all I can shoot is stuff indoors (dust storm outside). So here's a few samples. I shot the resolution chart for one of our members here who questioned the 20mm f1.7's wide open performance. I find it is unreal sharp wide open. The chart says a lot as well. All corners are great as well. I'll let you be the judge on the rest. My kitchen shot with the Swedish Chef is a standard for me, and the PL1 and Panny passed with flying colors at ISO200 and f1.7. Make for a highly portable package as well I might add. I need to try out the kit lens as well as one of my favs the 45-200OIS later today, but no outdoor stuff till this rain storm clears out the valley over the next few days. Sorry. The original fill sized is available for viewing at http://www.pbase.com/traveler/image/123169574/original Here's another of my favorite artificial plant I use for rez tests. My PL1 is set to the "Neutral" color setting with sharpening -2 and contrast -1 And of course my Swedish Chef in the kitchen. This time no shadow noise as it was shot at f1.7 and the shutter speeds were sufficient so ISO200 was fine.