Of "limited use", would probably be more appropriate. For the past seven years or so, since this particular lens has been available, SONY has me struggling to justify $6000 for a lens that is going to be, for the most part... collecting dust. Even at half that, which this lens should probably be, I would be hard-pressed to pull the trigger or a rabbit out of my hat, Peter. Even the 200mm f/2.8 HS G seems a little extravagant, indoors.

Outdoors, where you are looking beyond 10-feet, I could buy into it. Otherwise, it snips so much out of a shot it's like looking through a golden straw.