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Haha, I was thinking the same thing
It seems to me those who trash the lens aggressively and mercilessly either own an expensive alternative (like the Canon or Nikon 24) and feel threatened by the new model, or in the second group some who cannot afford or justify the expense of the new lens so they just trash it. Just human behavior
Yes, I think I am the only one here who owns and uses a Nikon or Canon 24/1.4 so I am a small group too. Ha Ha!
I think Lotus and I are the only ones who have voiced their dislike of Zeiss not designing a faster class leading 25/1.4 lens like CaNikon offer and maybe Samyang very soon. So I realize that my opinion is not in the main stream of the alt forum. I can see that by my Zeiss poll thread. But I never feel threatened as I have lenses from Zeiss, Leica, Canon, Nikon, Minolta, Sony, Olympus, and Samyang/Rokinon. If the new ZE 25/2 was f1.4 and as sharp at f1.4 as the Nikon, I would sell my Nikon and get the Zeiss. I still have enjoyed all the use and shots I have gotten over the 1.5 years I have had it when there wasn't a Zeiss option.
The reason I stated the negatives/cons with this ZE 25/2 is reaction to people when they state a lens is clearly better than all existing lenses when that is not true. Yes, there are some advantages of that lens over others, but the alts also have their advantages. We all have our own weighting system for the different characteristics of a lens like price,size,weight,speed,amount of CA,FC, sharpness, etc. and so I understand when someone says for them that this lens is great. That person may have different shooting styles, may never print big, etc. and so may not care so much about soft corners.
So Zeiss 25/2 owners/lovers enjoy shooting your lens and saying how lovely it is, but pls. don't say it is the best out there unless you can show some well done fair comparison shots.
And last I agree with Tariq, in that I want Zeiss, Leica, Canon, Nikon and all the camera and lens makers to produce exciting, great leading edge designs which tempt me to spend all my money on them and make me want to join alt lensaholic anonymous.