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I also wish it focused closer. I like it, but don't see a large difference between it and my Canon 1.8(which I have a very sharp copy of) so, I'm considering selling it and maybe try the 14mm. I do like the feel of it and the mechanical quality. Wish it was chipped to tell the camera the focal length and f-stop. I haven't noticed flare problems, but don't shoot into the light too often.
I have both. If you get the 14, be sure to get an AF chip to glue in it as focusing is a bitch due to the large DOF. That or you must focus wide open in live view magnified to have any chance at nailing focus.