Did I read the price correctly: ////////snip
Have you shot Leica glass? . . . cause Leica makes some fascinating lenses and there is a "look" to them that you can see.
Now, I know on some of their lenses, like my M series 90 the quality control is kinda messy, but $7,500 in the world of a really good lens is not that much.
An Angeneiux optimo zoom is 20 grand (U.S) and that's not over the top, a series of ghetto priced Zeiss Mini primes is $24,000 without breathing hard and those are not considered to be in the league of Cooke or many others.
Don't get me wrong, Nikon makes some very good glass, some not as good, but I know from experience some Nikon glass doesn't get close to some cine lenses and I doubt if anyone thinks a Nikon lens is the equal of a Leica.