Why doesn't Zeiss decide to generate some extra profit and offer autofocus 50mmm, 85mm, etc., lenses for Nikon as they do for Sony? (I suspect that Sony's permission is required for this - but, heck, why not? I don't think it will lose them too many customers, as what person in their right mind is going to spring for such glass, only to hang it off of that camera? I know: A majorly improved pro model is coming??) The MF versions they make to fit Nikon are very "retro" and cute, and I am certain that they take reazor sharp, artistic, stunning pictures. But I'm not biting - the practical ergonomics suck. Who wants to fool around with f/1.4 in low light - with that kind of razor-thin DOF - you have to be kidding. Low light=uncertain focus, which, unfortunately is exactly when you need the maximum prcision the most, that is, wide open, thin DOF because you have no choice when there is no light to shoot by. And, it's one of the things everyone wants and mentions about such fast glass. But, really, can you imagine going to a gym and shooting some sports or gymnastics? I know about focusing on a spot in advance ... BS!! I want to track action and shoot opportunistically - not where I have to pre plan. Tyr that in low light, MF. In contrast, I can AF in the dark with my current Nikon lenses!! I even calibrate my eyepiece diopters by starting with a high contrast target, AF'ng it, then adjusting the diopter for sharpest image at that focus setting. Of course, I check it, and it works great! Point is -I want my AF! I can track a squirrel running across my yard in the shade at 400mm, I can track flying birds. Who wants MF?? More politely put, who doesn't want AF? Preferably AFS - can we say, even, VR (to really, really, take advantage of fast glass and low light), as long as I'm asking. I also want some AF Zeiss lens because I personally know that they they are great. Also, makes makes great ones, as seen from the Sony lenses. In the bad old film days I had a 50mm f/1.7 Zeiss/Contax on my Yashica FR1 for about 30 years, and I still love the pics from that lens. Especially, pictures of people and portraits - it's just unreal how lifelike and generally gorgeous they are. I know, someone is going to point out that I got those pics with MF - yeah - and I had a very bright screne, split imaging, and, God forbid my having to shoot quickly - I was dead then. I don't want to go back to that, not even for Zeiss. I'm motivated to rant right now because I just finished reading the article about the Sony/Zeiss lenses, again. I've read it several times now, and if I keep drooling on it, the pages will start sticking together, and then I guess I'll have to stop. If Sony issues a pro camera and it looks as good at ISO 6400 as my D200 looks at, say, 800, I think there may be some very nice Nikon gear available on the seondary market. I hope some Nikon marketing types actually pays attention to these forums. Maybe my wish could be fulfilled with updated Nikon glass. Right.