Upload & Sell: Off
Nice review! I had a love/hate relationship w/ this lens when I owned it. I used it almost exclusively for a year on my D700 in conjunction with the 85G. It was a great lens, no doubt, and you hit the nail on the head with it being a great story-telling lens. It was my sole lens on a trip to Maui and it was all I needed. Portraits, landscape, travel, the 35mm focal length is very versatile despite being a "normal" field of view. But that's where the f/1.4 comes in...
Despite how much I enjoyed the images I made with the lens, it's the speed of the autofocus that led me to selling it. I needed something faster and even more versatile, so I ended up with the 24-70mm f/2.8G instead. Honesty, while I miss the shallow DOF, I don't regret my decision one bit.
I'm curious to see how the autofocus speed of the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 compares. The bokeh doesn't look as pleasing but if it can focus faster (and just as reliably), I'm sold.