Originally Posted by AlanG
I would think that long before the camera is handed over to beta testers, technicians would have to shoot test targets with each lens and carefully measure the results - for evenness, color, resolution, etc. How else could they calibrate the firmware for vignetting and color correction?
So it wouldn't be a question of noticing it. But simply a matter of measuring it.
You would think, but we have no idea how they did that work, so it may not be as obvious as you would think. That's the problem with speculating about what they did or didn't do, and what they did or didn't know.