I've had the 14-42 EZ for about a year, and received a new/refurbished one when my original malfunctioned last summer. I don't use the lens much, and when I do it's generally at 14mm. But I had it out last week, zoomed to 42mm quite a bit, and noticed that the images appeared softer than I expected when I returned home. Most of those were shot at f5.6 or f8. Did some very cursory comparisons this afternoon, and just wanted to see if this is about what others are seeing with this lens. With my copy, images at 42mm are soft at f5.6, acceptable at f8, but sharpen up nicely by f11. Images at 14mm are sharper across the board. Images below are 100% crops, at f5.6, f8 and f11 (starting from the right). Thanks.