The Nikon 24/1.4G I’m testing was made available to me by B&H Photo, which I’m really glad for, since they are darn hard to find. When B&H lists an item as “temporarily unavailable”, it means that their buyer cannot get a delivery date. Which is very strange for a newly released lens.
Has Nikon perhaps temporarily suspended production because of the autofocus issue? That’s just my own wild guess, having no factual basis. But it seems to fit the situation.
It’s disappointing that Nikon is publicly silent on this widespread autofocus problem, the worst I’ve ever seen. Is Nikon aiming to be the Toyota of lenses? My Nikon PR and service contacts have not responded to my email or phone inquiry.