A search of other retailers online results in the same story, unavailable or back-ordered. In my years of purchasing lenses online I have never had to wait this long.
Is it a good lens...yes!. Is it a great lens...maybe! It is probably one of the best lenses that Olympus has in its already complete line of lenses for M43 cameras. I am prepared to wait a week more and we'll see what happens. The photography forum groups suggest that I go to an Ebay supplier which I am reluctant to do, trusting the major retailers instead.The photo includes the lens hood which I have also ordered along with a clear glass "filter".