Nikon have just announced a new lens, the 105mm f1.4E ED! Now, I think this is a smart move by Nikon, a niche that no one else has filled in this focal length at this large aperture. It is between the two standard focal lengths for portraiture, 85mm and 135mm thus not too long, or not too short but possibly "just right" - I dub it the "Goldilocks Lens" - as seems to be the tradition of Nikon owners to name some of their finest lenses like the 14-24 f2.8, the 24-70 f2.8 and the 70-200 f2.8 VRII trio being called the "Holy Trinity".
Looking at the samples photos and the MTF chart, it certainly looks very impressive! However, the price doesn't look so impressive - US$2,200 which should put it north of AU$2,900 using our Pacific Peso. I might have to sell off my 85 f1.4G and Zeiss 21 f2.8.
And for those interested, there is going to be a revamped 70-200 f2.8 announced, probably at Photokina in September.