Thanks for "ladling" this post out of the muck and mire of that thread: "Bullshitting about Bullfighting."
I have two additional observations I discovered today:
1) Shooting the A2 in RAW gives WAY more detailed results than even the least compressed JPG. I thought I'd try "Ultra Fine, whatever" JPEGS with the A2, but today I just went back to RAW. I was reacting to all the slams eveyone had about the Photoshop CS RAW converter. Sorry, no more JPEGS. Things are much better when I control the raw conversion in PS CS.
2) The actual focal lengths are so d-a-m-n small that I miss having the ability to dial in a very shallow, but appropriate depth of field. But then, for that I always resort to manual focusing, not something I relish with an EVF. To me, too much depth of field is a problem in smooth colorful areas. Possibly this contributes to my original observation.