...and it's here.
And it sucks.
Don't ge me wrong, the IQ is very good, and it can get in close (though not what I'd call macro). And it's charmingly cute little thing.
It's the focusing system that sucks. First off, I thought this was supposed to be a "silent motor" for video AF. This is anything but silent...sounds like an inkjet printer printing off a line as it moves into place. The AF is the slowest of any lens in my 16+ lens EF collection...even slower than the old Rebel kit lenses. It doesn't "chuk" into place like many other lenses, it just runs into place as if an inkjet printer motor was pushing it there...so perhaps in peak loudness it is quieter, but this nnnnnnnnh noise is far more annoying to me at least.
Also, I could not stand the focus-by-wire approach. I felt way out of control of my focus...I pull focus manually all the time for video, and my haptic skills fell useless upon this toy. It becomes a matter of timing rather than touch, which utterly and unforgivably sucks.
If this is the wave of the future, I'm buying up this era's better lenses so I don't have to wallow in such dreck. Sorry.
The IQ is very nice and the thing is small and lightweight.
I'm wondering if I send it back...it is cheap enough, small enough, unique enough to just squeeze out a little spot in my Pelikan. I guess I will take some sample shots on the 5d3 and rebels and see if I can manage.
But really I can't stand how it focuses, auto or manual. After this experience I'm definitely not even thinking of going MFT or other focus-by-wire mirrorless. Maybe Canon did this as a way of assuring pro loyalty to traditional SLR's and lenses.