I'm putting the new 14-42 X lens on the G3 as my "everyday" lens in place of the 20mm. I'm very impressed with getting this range of zoom into my small bag. I've missed the length necessy to make portraits flattering. This lens provides that length and even a bit wider at the other end as well. These were benefits that I lost when I moved up from the LX3. (Yes, I know that with the 20mm you can back up and crop to a more flattering perspective.) The new zoom is slower (by two full stops), but I'm hoping that the stabilisation willl make up for some of that. I'll let you know how it goes once I've had a chance to see the IQ.