In terms of non-photographic lenses, I own a pair of binoculars (Vivitar Series 1 10x42) that I bought about 17 years ago that has the worst double line bokeh I've ever seen anywhere. And, unless you use it for stargazing, since something is always out of focus in a 10x binocular, my eyes hurt after 10s using that thing. Thats what you get if you go for sharpness in the plane of focus as the only criterion...
-- Post 1980 Homogenized Plasmats. Yawn. No Heart.
-- Veritos and the like. No Brains.
--- Dislike any lens used for an 'effect'.
Love ? 250 Sonnar & 120 Angulon. Protars, Ektars. Brains and brawn, heart and soul.
Couldn't agree more! At one time there was more to lensmaking than making lenses with identical resolution, 'look' and colour reproduction. Indeed, I wonder, if enough of us are interested, if Mr. Kobayashi would consider doing a run of 150mm or 210mm Apo-Lanthars or Heliars at a reasonable price!