Summary: This is a great lens, both in this older version and the new cosmetically updated version. It works out to a 45mm equivalent, which is a nice normal FOV. While there are faster lenses available, the price and quality of this one make it a great choice for anyone who doesn't need the narrowest possible depth of field.
Summary: I like this lens. Works great on my Lumix DMC-GX1. Fast and quire AF. Not sure why this lens has no hood mount like the 19mm. A screw in will work. Also, smaller than the 19mm, go figure......
Summary: I love the sharpness of this lens and fast enough AF. Although my 30mm rattles very little as opposed to the 19mm cousin focus motor can be heard in movies especially when the lens is pointed down (Even in MF)...nonetheless price (140) makes it the best purchases you can make for your MFT camera.
Summary: This is the only other lens I own besides the kit 18-55mm. It's sooooo much better than the kit lens. The lens is amazing but watch the focus as the tip of someone's nose can be perfect but their eyes out of focus its that good. Love love love this lens. I doubt my kit ever gets put back on.
Summary: It is as good as indicated by other reviewers. I will just say that it works, it is sharp, compact and I am not terribly concerned about plastic build quality...I do not hear the noise that some people have talked about. Get em while their hot!!!
Summary: I love this lens, and the results I get match or exceed the results I get with my Sony 50mm f/1.8. Very sharp, saturated, with good contrast. I miss image stabilization only when shooting video without a tripod.