He he, this is of course where I show my trust in Canon
Well, I confess to being one of the idiots, paying obscene amounts of money for a manual focus lens. I just ordered one and I am really looking forward to get my hands on it
For those of you who don't want it and don't understand how anyone else would want it, go and do something else than irritate yourselves on this thread. And for the record, I do use AF on most of my other lenses ...
What body will you be using it on, and for what subject matter? D800E would be a no-brainer...
At the moment I have the 1DX and 5DIII, so none of them will test this lens to its limits. But I expect Canon to step up to the challenge and deliver a high megapixel body, with improved DR(!!) in the near future. Today Sony, Nikon, Sigma and even Leica provides higher resolution FF sensor, with better DR, than Canon. Canon is the market leader (volume and financial performance) today, but it might be that they should look at what happened to Nokia and is about to happened to iPhone and a long list of other market leaders when they fell asleep at the weel, fat and self content.
I actually thought of buying an 800E body, just to see and get the immediate effect of improved resolution and DR, but I have too much invested in Canon glass and I want full compatibility between my bodies and lenses. I cross my fingers and hope that we will see a 3D/5DIV body with +40MP sensor during 2014. I doubt we will see a 1DXI in that perspective. In the mean time I’ll practice my manual focusing skills
PS! Canon; My patience (and several with me) has an expiration date you should be concerned with!
What Leica sensor has better DR and resolution than Canon? This is news to me.
Frankly, my advice would be for you to buy an 800E and use it on this lens, then sell both and buy the Canon mount version, when the Canon body comes out. Otherwise it's kind of a waste. You could even pick up a used 800E body and sell it for what you paid for it, to offset the loss you would take on selling the ZF mount Zeiss, and buying another ZE mount.