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meh, this seems like a $499 lens to me rather than a $849 one.
Why, have you found a better 35/2 lens with image stabilization for $849?
Or have you found a 35/2 lens for $499 that offers these features?:
compact & lightweight build
4-stop image stabilization that automatically detects normal shooting & panning
excellent image quality (many excellent lenses vignette and have softer corners wide open)
near focus system
full-time manual focus
circular aperture diaphragm for soft backgrounds
If these features don't matter to you, then it is a $0.99 lens. If these features matter to you, and you find them for $499, please let me know.
By the way, that $849 introductory price will probably go down, as it did on the new 24 & 28 IS primes.