I gave up on the Sigma 35/1.4 Art and I gave up waiting for the Canon 35mm f1.4L II, so yesterday I got the Zeiss Distagon 35mm f1.4 ZE. Like the other Zeiss lenses, this has optical performance and a mechanical feel, second to none. Focusing is quite simple, using the 1DX with a Ec-S focusing screen (unsupported, but it works).
I realized that this lens did not have a thread already, so I thought it was time to start one. I have only had time to play with it indoors so far, so I do not have anything great to show. This is a minimum focus distance shot, hand held, of my pickup, going through the groves of Joe Bonamassa´s latest record, where I wanted to check out the bokeh. And, as with all the other Zeisses, I think it is fantastic.
So sorry Canon, you were too late with the 35/1.4L II update for me ...
1DX, 1/30s, f1.4, ISO320.