My friend and I looked at her Scotland shots over the weekend. She had borrowed the E-PL1 with the the 14-42 kit lens (version 1). The Jpegs had lovely color and exposure BUT the shots were definitely lacking in sharpness. Nothing extreme but the shots lacked "pop". I just purchased version II of the 14-42 and we are going to give that a bit of a try since this is the lens that would come with the E-PM1. The reviews say the new one is sharper but does anyone have direct experience with both versions? To be honest I never liked the original version and if I hadn't used the four-thirds 50 macro 2.0 with an adaptor I might have dumped :43:. I actually sold the original kit and got another when it came with the refurbished E-PL1.