So i just got my first dSLR and it came with ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens. I also played around with my friend's pancake lens. This is probably an uninformed question, but whats the point of a zoom lens like the one that came with my camera? To get a shot as close to the subject as my own human eye sees it, I have to zoom all the way in. Whats the point of a zoom lens if you cant zoom in closer than your eye sees. And pancake lens already is pretty much as your eye sees. Is zoom lens perhaps for situations when you cant get far enough away from a subject (small room) so you zoom out and seem farther away than you are?