Wow! This lens idea generated a lot of comments both favorable and unfavorable. Forget about the gear perspective and the sociology (hipsters) for just a moment and think instead about looking at great photos. There are photos where everything seems to come together perfectly, and if any one element changed, the beautiful result would not have been achieved. Can this lens help to create just ONE such timeless beautiful photograph? If the answer is yes, the lens is justified. Canon and Nikon make some truly fabulous equipment, but it is a good thing to see a diversity of ideas floating around out there, and certainly nothing to be threatened by.
Really great shot - reminds me of scenes from a Tarkovsky movie.JAH