The Super Baltars are interesting lenses indeed. They almost look anamorphic in the out-of-focus areas. Unfortunately it's kind of hit and miss when it comes to mechanical quality. I've had a P+S Technik rehoused set that couldn't focus past 3m, and then a flawless macro-converted Eastern Enterprises set. Really varies.
There's a SALT (http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?73380-SALT-II-results-(Part-1-2-3-4-Bokeh-Breathing-amp-Flare-and-Part-5-Impressions)) test that compares various stills lenses with some Angenieux zooms and this is what they say:
The Optimos were extraordinary, other than some odd distortion you really see the performance and what you're getting for your $20K+. They out performed every other lens prime or zoom and had zero visible CA or veiling flare.
The Canon's performed quite well and overall had the lowest distortion of all the group, but also the most CA.
With lenses like Master Primes part of the price is how low the tolerances are. A lot of glass has to be remade to get within those margins.
Probably less than if it was made with cgi...
HDR on a 550 Nit LCD panel. Yeah, not so much...
I would say the biggest thing about TVLogic is the color accuracy. As much as I love SmallHD, and i prefer using their monitors for a multitude of reasons, they're just horribly off when it comes to colors in comparison to TVLogic. It's been at the point where some DP's I've worked with, have ended up not using the monitor due to not being able to trust it. With TVLogic, not so much ...
A double-sided Arri or O'Connor is $4-5k. With the exception of Shoot35 which still represents insane value and extremely high quality, the closest to this is the Tilta for $1695 and no other follow focus is adapters to different rod sizes without adapters.
The fact that you don't need a high adapter for 19mm might make this the best follow focus for large cinema zooms, right off the bat. There aren't a lot of follow focuses that fit comfortably beneath an Optimo.
On top of that, there's a basic single-sided package for $1250.