Anybody Regret Buying the FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Lens?

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Anybody Regret Buying the FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Lens?
Jan 18, 2014

The title says it all.  I love my FE 35mm F2.8 ZA lens on the A7R.  Incredible corner to corner sharpness wide open and great color and contrast.  But I am struggling with the idea of spending $998 for the 55mm.   It would be an easier decision if it were F1.4 or had OSS but with the FE 24-70mm right around the corner I'm wondering if it is a sensible way to spend $998.

Obviously, the reviews for the 55mm are excellent but I wanted some real world input from people that have had the chance to shoot the lens versus older MF choices or maybe the kit 28-70mm zoom.  Did you keep the 55mm or send it back?

Please no flamers or dumb comments that I am comparing apples to oranges.

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