Meh....hard to get excited over these. I have and love the Zeiss 21, 25, 50mp and 100mp and love them all. IF this lens is like the 55 1.4 then it will cost the same too which means 3000 Euro or even more dollars. Unfortunately Zeiss seems to have completely turned their backs on the enthusiast market.
I have a feeling Zeiss lens announcements will be like when car and driver magazine shows a new Ferrari. I look at the picture, say wow that is really cool, and then forget completely about it.
No they didn't forget about the lower end of the market:
Get that one.
I've been waiting for a high end 50 forever, and to finally see a company sacrifice size weight and price to provided the most awesome alternative to the others is JUST what I want.