I bought this to protect my new PEN E-PL2 camera. I can't speak to the issues with the kit lens since I'm not using that one. However, with the Lumix 20mm 1:1.7 pancake lens, UV filter, and a metal hood it fits perfectly. The construction of the case itself is excellent. (I would have given this product five stars if the strap was of the same high quality as the case. The strap that came with the camera is better made.) An interesting side note: I dropped the main part of the case off our sailboat in the middle of Chesapeake Bay and it floated! I made a u-turn and picked it up, rinsed it off, dried it in the sun, and it was good as new. Overall, I'm very pleased. The case is attractive, well-padded, and provides JUST the measure of protection I was seeking.