I popped by my local camera store while I was out running errands, and as usual asked if any of the lenses on my mental checklist were in stock (currently the 60mm/f2.8 macro and 75mm/f1.8). Lo and behold, they had the 75mm there. I didn't have my OMD with me, but after reading the reviews, I figured that I wanted to at least give it a try... I have a pretty good relationship with those guys, so if I didn't like it, returning it wouldn't be a problem. Well, after getting it home and giving it a test run, there's no way it will be getting returned. What a beautiful lens! After popping it out of the box, feeling the weight and seeing the build quality of it, it's already my favourite piece of glass in terms of appearance and quality. The 12mm is very, very nice, but the large orb of the 75mm does it for me. The 45mm is obviously a step down, but still a favourite of mine, and the Pannys I own perform well, but are outclassed by the Olympus offerings in terms of appearance and build quality. Anyway, back to what really matters, the quality of the pictures. 2 things struck me about this lens, the sharpness and the bokeh. Subjectively, I've never had a sharper lens, and I've never had a lens that renders bokeh so nicely. I realize that bokeh is very subjective, but to my eye, it's incredibly pleasing on the 75mm. Those are my first impressions. It's an expensive piece of kit, but if you can afford it, I don't think you'll be disappointed. I plan on doing some comparisons with my 12, 20, 25 and 45, so I'll add those later on!