Hee! This is more fun than my inquiry. Yes, rating systems are always welcome, very satisfying. It's true, I was wondering if the Schneider was, optically, quite possibly one of the best 28mm lenses available to the F system (resolution, distortion, contrast, etc), in comparison with other Nikkors of same and/or similar focal lengths. Do you often prefer it over other comparable lenses as you are heading out to shoot? What do you find to be it's strengths? It's weaknesses? Under what circumstances would you say it excels?

Worth $2k USD?

All very subjective, I do understand.

I don't gush that much, do I? :]