If you go to the Voigtlander website you'll see that the 35mm F1.2 has been discontinued. As soon as word got out, I had people asking for one. The distributor has none and neither does the factory. However I did receive this interesting email back from the factory. It mentions a new version in the future. This is main part of the email..... " We would like to draw your attention that the aspherical lens element used for Nokton F1.2/35mm is no more available and due to this we had to decide the discontinuation of this model because we can not produce. Now we are working on to develop modified Nokton F1.2/35mm Type-II using new type of aspherical lens. We aim to start the shipping of Type-II version from early summer in 2011. Please note that discontinued model has been out of stock. So we would like to ask you to do without 1.2/35mm till modified Type-II is produced." I just thought you might want to know.