I happened to be in Kuala Lumpur when Olympus Malaysia and the PEN Lovers Facebook group organised a hands on lens and modelling session (hands on the lens, ahem, hands off the ahem, models). Lots of people from the blogosphere and social community to meet and shake some hands.
And a second encounter with the fab lens. People read words and jump to judgements. Is it too long (in focal length)? Is it too expensive? Well, it’s not full frame so the bokeh blur is not as smooth as a full frame lens. And so on.
Spend some time with the lens and you won’t want to give it back.