>Ken >Thanks for the information. The Oly 40-150 sounds like it >might be my next purchase, then I will look at some of the >primes.
I just remembered that Panasonic is going to release a new, compact 45-150 lens that should be selling for about $300. I know nothing of its optical quality, but it is supposed to be quite compact for its focal length range. Thought I would mention it since size seemed to be a concern to you.