I just bought a D600, and I'm planning to most likely buy the new Sigma 35/1.4 lens but will be starting out with a Bower/Samyang/Rokinon 35/1.4 initially to see if I can tolerate that kind of size/weight in a 35.
Now I'm looking for a good autofocus 50. I've ruled out the Sigma because the two Nikons both seem more than decent, and the Sigma is a lot heavier. Plus there are too many reports of focus issues with the Sigma.
Price is not a factor for me between the two Nikon 50s. The obvious plus for the 1.4G is speed. The 1.8G is lighter and faster focusing. From poring over Flickr group samples and other comparisons, I think I like the 1.8G bokeh at f/1.8 better than I like the 1.4G bokeh at f/1.8, with the former being a bit swirlier (I like swirly up to a point) and less hard edged.
Which of these two lenses would you recommend and why?