Quote Originally Posted by mopar_guy View Post
Yes, that's the theory. In my experience, the differences do exist, but are slight. Also, a lens such as the 50mm f2 Zuiko Macro should be complete crap with it's nine elements, but it is a very good lens.
My Nikkor UD 20/3.5 should be even crappier, with it's 11 single coated elements (I forget the number of air-to-glass surfaces) but it's also an excellent lens. It's the number of internal sufaces, not the number of elements, anyway.