Great result from the "shaved" lens Gerald, and I'm delighted that I directed you to it.
One can see from your test shot how sharp this lens is, even on the IQ180's small pixels.
The edge result is pretty good too - there is some lateral colour that should process out well I think, as it just reflects slightly different image scales in the R/G/B colour planes.
PS that's a fine collection of gear on your shelves! I spotted a Fuji GX680 in there...
Much obliged to you indeed
I don't really have any specific use lined up for it right now, but it was too good an opportunity to pass up on. Just need to find that special shot later in the year when the weather clears up.
The GX680 is sadly under-utilised. Again - one of those bargain opportunities that I just couldn't walk away from. One day I'll try to do it justice!
Incidentally, I did some tests yesterday of the Canon 8-15, 17TSE, 24TSE, Rodie 23 and 32, and the Mamiya 24 fish-eye. I'll try to find some time to post up some comparisons between the 23 and the two 24's. Very interesting results indeed.