Thank you for sharing, Keith. I actually just returned a 150mm Nikkor-SW due to some cleaning marks not noticed by the seller. After holding it in in my hands I decided to buy a SS XL. The Nikkor is a beautiful lens but I don't get around as well as I once did and sometimes my hands aren't as steady as they should be so the size/weight are an issue for me. If not for this I would have bought another Nikkor-SW. It's definitely an impressive optic with a near cult following regarding coverage and image quality. The 150 SS XL is also a brother to the 110 SS XL and cousin to the other Schneiders in the group. The Fujinons are very welcome in-laws.