An interesting thing to note about the new lens is that it actually won't feature built-in Vibration Compensation. That seems like a crazy prospect when you consider that it will have an effective field of view equivalent to a 28-300mm lens on a full-frame body. The reasoning, however, is likely because Olympus Micro Four Thirds bodies already have image stabilization built-in at the sensor level. That helps keep the lens simpler and less expensive. Panasonic, however, requires that the lens have image stabilization, which likely makes this a much less appealing option for Panasonic shooters.