It better be 35/1.2L ... for that price
Imho the most important thing would be that it is sharp wide open, too - better a sharp f1.4 than a softer f1.2 that starts getting better at f1.8... and looking at my budget, better a sharp f1.4 at $1500 than a sharp f1.2 at $2500 :-o
Indeed. I really think there is little to do to improve this lens, other than weather sealing and a bit more metal in the body (not that is isn't strong enough already, more for aesthetics/self-defence). Is the price of $2500 a bit steep? Sure it is, but it is also hardly surprising given the state of the US dollar and the harsh hits to Japan in recent times. If you need one and you need one with weather sealing, then I guess the price isn't as much an issue. If you don't want the sealing, go for the 35 1.4L now while prices are low.