....True, but I have been using a Zeiss 50mm f2.0 Makro, and it is amazing corner to corner at f5.6 on the D800. I am really not sure to what extend the new 55mm could be significantly superior at the same aperture that would justify it costing 3 times as much...
Well it is easy to imagine corner to corner sharpness at 1.4 (and maybe also at 50MP) would cost a lot more. If you need it..
On the other hand- the nikkor 1,4G 85mm is also very sharp at 1,4 (+autofocus) and still costs 1/3 of the Zeiss.
looking for contrasts:
We have the LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH- 7000 euro
and on the other side the Nikkor 1,4G 50mm ( 300 euro) -it is sharp corner to corner at d8, but i do not like the coating - why don't they make a decent 50mm lens? as they make a very nice 85mm?
( PS I have had the Zeiss 1,4 ZF that was stellar at f5.6 but liked the nikkor better at 1,4 -also because of its bokeh)