Ian, Roots is quite interesting. Stumped has the dreaded white sky
which I seems to always have to fight too. Both seem just a touch
intense on the color saturation, though.
Would I have been able to identify either picture as having been taken
with the 35-80? Of course not. But I can see where that lens was used
to great effect.
I'm using the 35-80 quite a bit lately on full-frame predigital
cameras. In fact, last night I scanned a roll taken with this lens
where there are a number of pictures where the image sharpness is only
limited by the film itself.
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/