Is there a lens out there that never has occasional AF inconsistency?
Does a 40% miss rate really constitute occasional inconsistency? I think not...
Compare this to Zeiss missing 100% of AF shots
My thoughts exactly! Hey, at under a grand, this lens offers most of the performance of the Zeiss, but it sucks because the AF is inconsistent while the Zeiss with no AF and 4x the cost is awesome?
As Bryan said, if you buy and use it as an MF lens, nothing beats its excellent value. Most people rely on AF in majority of shooting situations, and if it is indeed as bad as 40% missing rate, it's just a shame for such a high optical quality lens. Look forward to hearing from more on the AF consistency tests.