Well…. I ended up canceling my order……………….. Because I called a local dealer (Pitman Photo in Miami), and they had received 1 on allocation.. Rushed down to pick up during lunch, and I now have what is probably one of the first Art 50s in So. Florida. Love the build quality, and the focusing is reasonably quick…. Stopped on the way back to work and took some pot shots - will post a little later when I get a chance…. For now here she is mated to my 6D.
Congrats. I'm anxious to know whether it is a special lens... I certainly hope so.