Apparently, these long-awaited primes are now shipping and a few people already have their hands on them. Sadly, I am not one of them, although I have been salivating over the possibility of this lens for months (my wife has forced me to wait until my birthday in February! Oh the humanity...). From what I've read on Ken Burns' web site as well as informal notes on preproduction versions, it's supposed to be quite excellent...possibly one of the best primes available. I'm very eager to hear people's impressions and see some *good* sample photos. If you've got one, let's see 'em!