I am sometimes at the mercy of my readers and my lust for fun stuff. But I'm generally happy when someone points out a useful piece of gear that doesn't break the bank. That's what the Sony DT lenses seem to be and that's what this particular lens seems to be.
As most of you know I've been using the MFT cameras since the introduction of the Olympus EP2 and the VF-2 finder. I have both the 25mm f1.4 PanLeica lens and the very cute, cuddly and capable 45mm 1.8 lens but there are times when I'm looking for something more in the middle. That's where the 60mm would come in handy. It's just long enough to give me a better perspective than the 25mm but just short enough to give me more atmosphere than the 45mm. From reports I've heard around the web it's a good performer and nicely sharp, even wide open. While some of my friends (Andy?) swear by the 20mm Panasonic I got rid of mine because I found it to be too wide for my tastes. The performance of the lens was great but I found myself always wanting or needing to crop before it would start singing for me.
The 25mm is just in the ball park and the 30mm focal length would seem to me to be ideal for street shooting. I'm still deciding but in the meantime I'm getting great results from an old Olympus classic, the 38mm 1.8 for the Pen film cameras. It's a nice performer an a decent focal length.
And there is a companion 19mm f2.8 for those who cringe at the Panasonic 20mm price: