Originally Posted by LAWHAMPTONS
I am going to look at the E420 on Wednesday in NY. Have you figured out what was causing the CA or should I hold off buying? Thanks. Steve. lawhamptons
The CA is an issue with the 25/2.8 and not the kit zoom lens. The CA seems to show up differently in the various sets of samples from the 25/2.8 and some are very minimal.
I'm not sure that the E-420 + 25/2.8 kit is available yet, though reviewers are getting them.
The 25/2.8 Pancake is a basic lens with no aspheric or ED elements and the MTF curves show some possible problems. The CA may be design inherent or assembly misalignment (QC). A design quirk might be fixed in firmware, but asembly variations need a repair fix.
The only problems that I have read about are the CA with the 25/2.8 and some banding at ISO 1600. The little kit zoom is getting compliments.