The 12 is an excellent lens worth every penny, but the fact that the fast AF on this lens and on your average m43 camera produce great results leads me to question the value of the focus ring. For me, AF beats the focus ring every time when it comes to image quality, even in tight instant situations where it could be said the snapshot feature would be needed - see random image here: Untitled by bigboysdad, on Flickr In particular, the snapshot feature seems to compare poorly in terms of sharpness, even where the correct distance settings are applied. So can anyone demonstrate with some examples, the value of the clutch focus ring other than when set to infinity? You may tell me that the lack of sharpness is one of the the points of the clutch feature. Fine, please educate me. In particular, I’m interested in seeing images where the shooter has purposely set out to use this feature and ended up with the results they intended. Would very much like to learn something here. Thanks.