Alright I have been doing some thinking about this MF thing. You know the at time wild "What is with these new Zeiss lenses and lacking AF" post and the other "Does Nikon need to make prime lenses?" post.
I most admit that when I use my new Nikon 50mm F1.8 I actually take most my pictures in MF, but at the same time I like that with flick of a switch it's AF, the old 50mm was MF only
Now with a 85mm F1.4 you can really play with the shallow DOF and this lens ability to create a fantastic Bokeh, so MF would be important. However this lens can also AF very fast, would the new one AF slower like the new 50mm F1.4 does
Yes there will be a replacement, who knows when. So should I get it now or wait. The Zeiss thing will not happen, I simply don't think that the extra money will give me any real improvement and AF is missing. Also I can purchase Nikon true Staff Purchasing