Indeed, my observation was a personal hobby horse against the fetishisation of absolute resolution in a lens for its own sake. Apparent sharpness relies on a range of characteristics, not least the texture in a surface revealed by lighting, micro-contrast in other words. The lens looks like it would handle nicely, which is reason enough to buy one.
Originally Posted by philosomatographer
I enjoy user tests but unless it's a complete dog, most fulfil what a working photographer needs from a 35mm lens in practice, so I'd purchase on looks and handling.
Edit: Last week Brian Legge posted this image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cannelb...7625017121419/ If he'd told us it was taken on a Leica glass I'd have agreed that it certainly looked Leica quality and that tightness and resolution is what you pay for. Sharpness is sometimes about expectation.
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