Magic bullet syndrome, Søren? I think not. I just like to have 'em around.

The real reason I think its not magic bullet syndrome is that I've done a lot of shootouts. With the emulsions I shoot, my typical subjects, and my lousy technique, the lenses I've tried have fallen nicely into two categories: good enough to use, not good enough to use. The good enoughs all shoot about equally well as I use them. The not good enoughs really stand out for poor image quality.

The problem is, until a lens has been tried there's no way to tell which category its in. Reputation is fine, but past abuse matters too. There are no magic bullets.