I just got an Olympus 9-18mm lens after spending time looking at wide angle options. Of course I also needed an adaptor.
Looking at it and the adaptor on the G1 made me think "wow" how much is the design of this lens influenced by the need to clear that mirror..
The "focus by wire" works very nicely in the EVF (as indeed does the kit's lens) and I'm quite sure it will work quite nicely as a tripod mounted landscape lens
But all this has made me wonder, given how well the micro 4/3rds works what is the niche that regular 4/3rds occupies?
Is it simply for those who prefer / have benefits in pure optical view finders? Surely that will polarize people more towards the APS and Full Frame offerings from Canon / Nikon as to my mind at least those systems have a better lens lineup for telephoto lenses.
After shooting last weekend with both my well worn and comfortable EOS 35mm film SLR I can't seem myself wanting to go back to that after using the EVF on the G1 (although I quite like the subtle grid I have on the technical focusing screen I have on my EOS, much less obtrusive than the grid on the G1)