@Scorpius - Ah, okay. Hard to tell who it's at this far down in the replies.
@HFLM - I think your expectations are beyond reality. Again, what is missing? That's the amazing part.
@HFLM - I did. When you finally find that focused point, you will see the sharpness (through the ISO400 grain). For wide open, it's quite good. Keep in mind also what camera it's being used with...
@Alex - realize what you're not seeing as well as what you are seeing and it will be more clear. These are very impressive results for a zoom and I suspect this lens will test the equal or better...
@Ethan - so it has to be top notch/perfection and cost $500?
Impressive results from this beast. It's not what you see that tells us that, it's what you can't see.
@Tom - based on what standard? Nikon's and Canon's versions were the same price at release and this is arguably a better lens.
@Scorpius1 - is there a point?
@black - I wondered - which is why I kept it somewhat vague.
@blackcoffe - I thought is 3 trillion vs. 2.8 trillion. Hmmm. I wasn't really comparing - I think this new Canon has killer specs. I didn't even look at the Nikon.
@nicolai - yes, it's near perfect. As near as you can get without being apo. That is the fine line of difference that causes Otus to cost so much.
@cplunk - I think this is the way for all camera companies lately. Quantity of sales is down for all, so profit margins much come up.
@ David - I can barely see that green CA you're talking about and I'm looking at the full sized images. I see it more on the other side in the magenta. But still, other than Otus, what lens is this...
@EthanP99 - and APO and sharp across the frame wide open, no CA anywhere etc. It's the most perfect lens made.
@Obi656 - I'm curious how anyone knows what it's capable of?
@ Ran: Read that "last forever" means in context...
Motoyuji G Master Ohtake.
@bakanecko - okay, that makes me feel better. I thought the Canon was around $2300 not that long ago...
@NetMage: Exactly! Wait, was your comment at me? I think we're saying the same thing.