How can a lens be "too sharp"? Surely a little bit of diffusion in PP can tone down the "bite" if you prefer it that way?
Lovely shots! There's something about a wide aperture 35mm lens. I keep wondering whether to get the Oly 17mm f1.2. I know it's only an f2.5 equiv on FF, but that stills gives some decent OOF blur.
As impressed as I was on the whole by the 40mm f/1.4, I have to agree that the 35mm f/1.2 is much more appealing: transitions, colours, just overall smoothness and balance. Very nice indeed.