Summary: When I purchased this lens, I had mixed expectations. I wanted a standard 28mm wide angle to keep in my camera bag, but didn't feel like I'd use one enough to justify the price tag on the 1.8G.
Summary: I needed something wider than my 50mm 1.8 for shooting landscapes and also interiors of houses. I picked up this 28mm lens and am blown away. The lens is very sharp!! Also, the build quality of these older Nikon D series lenses is great. To me, they are honestly better than the newer G versions that are all plastic. This is a metal bodied lens and it looks and feels great to use!
Summary: Prime lenses are great because of the wide aperture range. I actually use this lens as my default lens for my camera. Optical quality is also great as is build quality, made of metal and not plastic.
Summary: I like this lens but wish Nikon would have made this f/1.8 like the Canon competitor. Still not enough to get me to jump ship back to Canon. A solid sharp lens at f/2.8. If this is your focal length, this light, fast, sharp, unobtrusive lens is for you.
Summary: Purchased this lens and it arrived a couple of days ago. Just did a lens test this morning with a target and I am very impressed. A touch soft around the edges at 2.8 but this is still a usable f/stop. Clears up nicely by 5.6. f/22 not a hot f/stop but f/16 is very nice.
Summary: I bought this lens to act as my walk around lens. I use a D7100 and this is somewhat equivalent to a 50mm on a full frame sensor, which is what I was aiming for. F2.8 is good enough for me. P.S. I also bought this lens along with others to get rid of zoom lenses. I have a 14mm, 28mm, 50mm and 100mm. Works great.