« on: November 25, 2014, 05:45:32 PM »
Dustin, thank you for taking the time to do such a thorough, thoughtful review. At first I thought it was going to be a praise-fest, but you went right at the one unsettling issue with this lens, occasionally aggravating AF flakiness. The many sample shots are also much appreciated.
Only one comment in your review seemed a bit off key, the notion that customers don't embrace the dock because it is technologically "overwhelming." While this is true in some cases, I'd guess many customers have no problems using much more complicated gear and systems, such as multiple brands of lights and remote triggers during tethered shoots. AFMA in camera is a great advance for those of us who value sharpness and often shoot at wide apertures, and we pay plenty for bodies and lenses that can work properly together without adding another gadget and more time-consuming adjustments.
On the other hand, for owners of bodies without AFMA, the dock is also a great advance.
From my experience with the 50mm Art, which I returned to the seller and will buy again only after a firmware update, your lengthy discussion of its AF issues is accurate and refreshing. (And I am a completely satisfied owner of the 35mm Art.)
Again, Dustin, thank you!