I got my hands on a Olympus 14-42mm II R for my Epl 1 and wow what a difference it makes in lowlight focusing vs the original 14-42mm. The focus is lightning fast although I don't see any noticeable difference in sharpness which is not a bad thing as my original Olympus kit zoom was very good and very sharp for a kit lens. So my collection now consists of the Epl 1, VF 3 with the 14-42 IIR, the 40-150mm and the Olympus 45mm 1.8 and some legacy lenses. This is my third update that totally transformed my old Epl 1. Once the VF 3 then the Olympus 45mm "and wow what a lens that is" and now the new kit lens. I don't know why but I always enjoyed zoom lenses more than prime lenses. Anyway if you have one of the older Olympus bodies get one of the newer kit lenses for it and it will feel like a new camera all over again.