When you're using them, the lenses feel very much like you'd expect Zeiss lenses to feel. I spent some time with the Touit when they were first announced and these certainly still feel like a step up. The focus ring is particularly nice, offering a very smooth action and nice damping, even though the lenses aren't mechanically driven. That might actually be an important point for some users. The Batis lenses are "focus by wire" which means the ring is electronically linked to the actual focusing action. The ring you turn with your hand is linked to focusing only by electronics, not mechanical pieces. That said, the manual focusing still feels very responsive to me.