More thoughts from me later, but this sentence caught my eye:
"A new AF range control allows photographers to manually select foreground and background distance to which the AF system will not respond, especially useful for shooting fast moving sports or animals through a nearby wire mesh or in front of a complex background that commonly distracts camera AF systems.".
So now *every* lens can effectively have a focus-distance limiting switch, not just those huge white or macro ones? As long as there's no downsides (like there is for sensor-stabilisation vs IS), me likey.
And i knew that '102pt AF' would be a bit of a stretch, it's 19pt AF and lots of 'in-sensor' points, which (probably) don't work as well as the other 19, or the 19 wouldn't be there at all...