I think since there is so much praise for the Zuiko optics on so many various forums across both film and digital formats the prices for these lenses will only go up. I track ebay daily for certain lenses that I want, Zuikos included and for the past year havent bought a single one. The prices have been quite high compared to a number of deals I was able to snag 2 or 3 years before. I am happy that I have my main shooting kit set, 28mm f2, 50mm 1.4, 85mm f2 on a few OM4Ts. I would recommend others to look for 3rd party lenses, as they are actually quite good as well. I have a 19mm-35mm f3.5-4.5 vivitar series 1 and a 35mm-70mm f2.8 tokina atx zoom lens that perform great for the price. I also have a Komine 24mm f2 which also performs very well.