So, as we know, panny is getting ready to release the new 14mm lens. This thread at dpreview poses a few questions: Poor quality of new 14mm f2.5 lens [Page 1]: Micro Four Thirds Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review Basically, it appears that the lens has quite a bit of distortion without software correction. So the question is, do you as a consumer care? Is the quality of the lens determined by the format that the lens is attached to only? My own thoughts are is that if I'm not interested in using the lens outside of the format and the results are good, thats fine by me. If I expect a lens purchase to hold value as a tool in the future for other formats, I want the lens as good as it can be without software correction. Secondly, the lens in and of itself is only as good as the actual optic, which means that judging a lens regardless of the system is based on how the lens performs without any correction. If we are judging the lens quality attached to the format with software correction, we aren't judging the lens, but we are judging that particular setup.