You know, von Hoegh, you might be wrong. Newer zooms can match this sharpness more times than not. But, the price you pay for such low cost quality is, as you already stated, 'weight' and 'slow'. And, yes, they can be somewhat cumbersome. - David Lyga
Show me one that can match the performance of my 50/2 nikkor-H and/or my 105 Nikkor, preferably at both focal lengths.