Noktor HyperprimeI'm afraid there's just no getting around the fact, m4/3rds lenses seem to be designed to rely on software correction for distortion/CA.
When I look at the Leica M9 shots, I think... if only we had some fast high quality prime lenses m4/3rds would never look back!
The time will come...
Got the cars right, but I wouldn't exactly call that a womanI suppose if you like your cars and women fast and cheap you might like the Noktor.
Well, it all comes down to taste. I agree that sharpness isn't everything, but certainly it can make or break the shot in some cases. Personally I just haven't seen many photos that I like that were shot with this lens. Besides the softness, I find it's OOF areas very distracting. They're oddly busy and have a strange, artificial quality about them. Not surprising I suppose, considering it's basically a closed circuit TV (security camera) lens. And considering that it is manual focus on m4/3, and even manual aperture control, I think it's actually quite expensive for what it is. If it were a $300 lens, OK, I might just give it a go. But certainly a person can do a lot better in this price range for fast glass, just not quite as fast, and not with an m/43 mount. It's only really "cheap" in the rarefied world of ≤ f/1 glass.Personally that doesn't look bad to me.