Double-posting seems to be all the rage, so I thought I'd partake in it myself. I've written at length about my dislike of slow, variable aperture universal zooms before, but my thoughts are scattered throughout the forum, and this is as good a place as any to consolidate my feelings in one place. I can’t recall ever seeing a negative review over at Mirror Lessons, but this is as close as it comes. To my shock and horror, they recommend getting the Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 or the Zuiko 12-40