Hi All, I recently assisted in photographing a charity event and discovered that whilst primes are great for the M43 system, I really could have benefited from a reasonable quality standard zoom. I have read on this forum the consistent praising for the Pany 14-45mm zoom and these lenses are available locally for a reasonable price. I have to admit some of the photos I have seen from this lens are extremely impressive. I also take note of the more experienced users here, and their comments regarding this lens. I currently own the Oly 17mm and the Oly 14-42 II (that I have rarely used). From what I can ascertain the photo quality of the Oly 17mm is slightly superior to the Oly 14-42mm, but the 17mm is not really fast enough to use in low light without attaching a flash. The Oly kit zoom definitely needs a flash in low light, and due to the fact that I have the Oly 17mm and 45mm primes, the kit zoom never gets used. I have persisted with the Oly 17mm for 3 years and consider it to be good lens, but definitely not great. RAW files can be sharpened a reasonable amount, but I have to admit I am tiring of consistently changing prime lenses on the run. There are days where a one all proposition would be a great option. I am considering selling both the Oly 17mm and the Oly kit lens and can essentially sell them quickly and replace both with the Pany 14-45mm, and have a little cash leftover. I would definitely keep the Oly 45mm prime for portraits, but I am seeking a general walk about lens that has reasonable quality and sharpness. Where I live the market for used lenses is quite good and therefore I would not be losing cash, just changing one lens I use (and another that is never used) for one general purpose solid lens with good reliable output. I see the Oly 12-50mm is also available locally, but at a slightly higher cost. From user comments here, the Pany 14-45mm is superior in all aspects apart from the Macro function and the extra 7mm range. Other considerations I have pondered is that I would stay with whatever I purchase for several years and the Pany releases my reliance on IBIS. This lens would be most used on the EPM1 and with the lens stabilisation I may even vice the EPM1 IBIS I may even achieve similar results to the Oly 17mm in low light. Any comments or feedback would be appreciated. My current bodies are the EPM1 (VF3) and an EP1. Other lenses are the 45mm Oly and the Oly 40-150mm zoom.