Little brother to the 50/1.4 G, bigger sister to the 35/1.8Dx lens.. whichever way you want to look at it, it was inevitable and .. well .. late(in coming).
it seems that someone at Nikon's marketing/advertising department stuffed up tho, as they displayed it on their lens list microsite, and then immediately pulled it!
A few sources seem to have captured the news before the takedown, so HERE'S the info on the lens on the DPR captured info.
Another lens I'd be interested in having if it comes in at a good price($200 or less).
Being AF-S of course it will auto focus on all those millions of cheap compact D40's - D5100's out there in the wild.
anyhow.. some info for those that can never have enough info to digest!