My daughter is heading off soon on her annual overseas trip and she's convinced me to lend her my E-M5 and a couple of lenses instead of taking her Nikon. She's also keen to take an UWA with her and was looking at the Oly 9-18 until I noticed that the Pana 7-14 is now much cheaper (presumably in reaction to the Oly 7-14). It's only a couple of hundred dollars more than the 9-18. (And not much more than half the price of the Oly 7-14). I've always been impressed with the images people have posted with this lens but couldn't justify the expense. Now that the price has dropped (and we'll be sharing the costs), it's become potentially very affordable. I think I've read almost every post on the purple blob issues with this combination and there seem to be two camps - those who have come to terms with it and those who haven't. I'd be grateful to hear from the first camp how you made a success of this lens on an E-M5. For example:- Are the blobs visible in the viewfinder? And if so, can you do anything to remove or minimise them before you press the shutter? Do you just take the shot and hope that post-processing will remove them? Is it more of a problem indoors? I guess you can shade the lens to a certain extent from out-of-frame light sources but many of the problem images seemed to be caused by lights in the frame. Grateful for your responses.