To avoid cluttering the image thread, I’m posting this in a new thread. After mulling over the purchase for several weeks, yesterday I decided to buy the Voigtlander f/0.95 17.5 lens. If I would have bought it when I first starting looking I would have ordered from Monk3y from Japan; his price is good [even better before the exchange rate worsened recently] and I would have had it already. Though after finally deciding to drop the coin I (it is $1k+) I wanted it ASAP for a trip and job starting next week out of town. Amazon has not been selling this lens directly and B&H and other popular vendors have been backordered. B&H showed the lens in-stock briefly yesterday, I even had it in my cart online, but before I ordered or called it changed to backordered. I called, and sure enough, no stock to sell. The Photo Village I'd already noted that The Photo Village—a smaller shop I've done much business with in years past—had the lens in-stock, same price as everyone else, $1,149. I finally ordered and had the lens shipped across the U.S. via 2-day air, I'll have it on Friday. Speaking with Will at The Photo Village, he shared that these lenses are really 'moving', he had 200 delivered a month ago and only had 3 left yesterday when I ordered. He has another 100 coming! Two hundred copies of a particular lens in a month seems like a lot, and illustrates the current popularity of the Voigtlander 17.5… I was surprised. Hope I can make some good art with this lens, looking forward to adding it to the toolbox.