Aieeee! Great help folks, thanks!
Mt. Spokane (my parents live in Spokane BTW, I visit there often) thanks for the info. I will definitely send this lens in for repair. I had thought it was much more expensive.
On the Voigtlander, I didn't know these lenses existed! The Voight 20mm looks like the bomb, my dream focal length! Pancake! A little slow and MF but I can deal with that.
How is it with a FF Canon 5D? My credit card is practically out on this one!!
EDIT: Or the zeiss 18mm! It's not too big, and close to my ideal focal length, thoughts on these two lenses?
PS. The Sigma 30mm isn't for FF.
Its a small world, Drop me a line next time you are planning to be in town. Have you lived in Spokane?
You might want to try youur hand at capturing some of those rolling hills of grain to the South. They are impressive in person, but I'm far from skilled enough to capture the feeling they give me.
I even went so far as to buy a new D800 with capturing wide angles in mind, I also need a wide lens. I was going to buy a 14-24mm, but I've found that many users can't easily get away from flare or distortions, so I'm still thinking about it. My vision is not good enough to manually focus, but pretty much everything in the distance will be in focus, its the foreground that I can't focus on manually.