I was at a screening of Double Impact and Sheldon Lettich said those exact words. It seemed like he'd be stoked for them to take on Bloodsport, because it's so special to them.
Is this the first and last we will hear of this iteration? I wonder...
That last track is a stroke of genius.
I've got a similar combo. The 35-100mm Lumix 2.8 and it works great! I'd love the extra light of this new lens but it will be hard for me to sell because of the lack of IS. I could definitely live without it but it will be missed if the optics are superior in this lens. Also this looks like it's twice the weight of the 18-35, which is expected for all the additional/up-scaled elements, but will be hard once again for me to let go of my tiny 35-100.
I can attest to the half sized model of this light storm light. It does boast a high CRI and has since made me toss my older LED tech based on just color alone. It pumps out a good amount more light than the original 1x1's from the industry standard units. It has a few drawbacks in the design but anyone with a little ingenuity can fix. Aputure designed it a bit funky due to the heat-sink that makes you think differently when you're operating it but it actually makes work easier believe it or not. Zero learning curve too which is helpful on an indie set when inexperienced hands want nothing more than to help, and this time you can say, "yeah thanks, move that light over there," versus a tungsten scenario.