I would dearly like to have the Zeiss 35mm f2 for my D800, but it is beyond my reach right now. Any opinions on the Nikkor 35mm f2 AIs vs the 35mm f2 D as an interim substitute? It think the main issue would be how they stack up in the corners; AF vs MF is not really a factor for me. My subject matter is urban landscape, I almost invariably shoot at f5.6 or f8.
BTW, I tried my Micro Nikkor 55mm f2.8 AIs (which has been gathering dust on the shelf with my F3HP) on the D800. What a pleasure to have real helical manual focus instead of mushy focus-by-wire.