HANDS ON: About 3.5 inches long when compact, it's slightly larger than its predecessor—big enough to cast a shadow at close-focusing distances and wide focal lengths when used with the E-30's pop-up flash. It's unusually well marked, with large, bright numerals in orange (feet) and white (meters and focal lengths). A blue band echoes the E-30's accent colors. The ribbed, ample manual focus ring turns smoothly, with no stops at the extremes. The knurled zoom ring is large and adequately damped, if slightly stiff. AF is near-silent, and noticeably faster than the original in live view.