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good point lan, i was thinking the same. but so far i had lots of issues with lumix lenses, i had to exchange the 14-140 several times to get a good copy, the same was with 14-45 as my first sample was obviously decentered, the same story with the 25 "leica", as the first copy had strange blurring issues...
it seems the story goes on with the 12-32, what a pity as it could have been such a great tiny lens.


Looking at the right hand side of this sample, I'm wondering whether this lens is slightly de-centered?

The background houses on the right of the frame look very blurred compared to things I think are a similar distance away from the camera on the left hand side.

Which leads me to the question: Does DPReview run any form of test on the lenses before they're used?

I understand this is a can of worms™ you'd be opening; do you review based on a tested good sample or on the supplied and tested bad sample etc. If you only use the tested good lenses, do you report how many failures you had to go through before you found a good sample. Etc.

I know you reported on the Canon S100's lens issues, but that was an integrated lens.

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