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^^ The only ones I've found are the ones on the Nikon site, have you seen it somewhere else??
 
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Just sit tight for another two weeks. They're not currently being sold yet. No lens = no pictures. There are a few rogue sets out there, but nothing substantial.
 
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amazon is telling me the 14th... which is a sunday... I hope they mean the 12th!!!!

not to mention my friend is getting married on the 14th so i would love to have the lens beforehand...

If that happen, i will absolutely nuke this thread with 35 1.4g shots!!
 
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I just got back from a photo expo about an hour ago where there was a Nikon table that had a "prototype copy" of the 35mm 1.4G lens. I was playing with it mated to a D3s.

They wouldn't let me put in a memory card to record pictures (I probably shouldn't have even asked) so I really can't comment on the lens' optical performance. In terms of size it's a bit smaller than the 24 1.4G, and focuses about the same speed, maybe a bit slower (I didn't do a side by side comparison).

I asked about the release timeframe and the rep gave me a very vague answer, but basically didn't know. I seriously question the knowledge of reps at these booths as being any better than ours on the Internet though.

That D3s sure was sweet though...
 
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I just got back from a photo expo...
I was there too. I went after reading your note but still couldn't muster the courage to sneak a card in the D3s to snap some 35mm 1.4 shots.

I'm an AIS guy and don't have much experience with AF, so take this observation with a grain of salt. The 35mm and 85mm G lenses seemed slow to focus, and the 85mm lens hunted a fair amount - it reminded me of the 60mm G. On the plus side, the aperture blades of the 35mm 1.4 formed the closest approximation of a circle I've ever seen on a 35mm-format lens, and the built quality seemed superb.
 
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I was there too. I went after reading your note but still couldn't muster the courage to sneak a card in the D3s to snap some 35mm 1.4 shots.

I'm an AIS guy and don't have much experience with AF, so take this observation with a grain of salt. The 35mm and 85mm G lenses seemed slow to focus, and the 85mm lens hunted a fair amount - it reminded me of the 60mm G. On the plus side, the aperture blades of the 35mm 1.4 formed the closest approximation of a circle I've ever seen on a 35mm-format lens, and the built quality seemed superb.
If I was an AIS guy, I'd be drooling over the release of the Zeiss 1.4. I owned the f/2 and it was a wonderful lens. I just didn't enjoy shooting MF, too many missed shots and hard on the eyes.
 
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If I were to upgrade from my 1.4 AIS I'd probably go with the G because my eye's have been hunting more and more in recent years. But, at $1800 for the Nikon or Zeiss, I'm stoolin' rather than droolin'.
 

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