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Why is there only one sample image at F1.4, the portrait? All the others are stopped down, so prove little.
I was curious to see how longitudinal CA, purple/green bokeh CA, Spherochromatism call it what you want, was with this lens but there is no useful image to show that aspect of performance, at any aperture where it would be an issue (it's not an issue at F5.6). The Leica R 50/1.4 E60 is particularly poor in this respect (based on my own tests), so I wonder if there will soon be a glut of them on the market? It might...Show more →
If you don't mind paying for the subscription, Lloyd Chambers should have all the shots you're looking for. He has been shooting with the prototype for a month. Other than that, I can say you don't have to worry about CA problem on this lens. But at $4000, your definition of satisfactory CA control might be different than mine.
A quote on his front page (free content): "No veiling haze, no purple fringes, no uneven sharpness. One gets used to this, and then most other lenses feel disappointing by comparison, though some like the 135/2 APO-Sonnar approach the same level."
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