Excerpt: There's a reason the Nikkor AI-S lenses are still being used (and still being made, in the case of this focal length): they're great quality! While I've only owned it for a few weeks, it's a delight to use and shoot with. I'm using it primarily for video, so I have no need for autofocus.
Excerpt: This lens is completely Manual. Both the Focus and the Aperture rings are manual use only, and can not be operated by the camera. This doesn't bother ME too much but it might bother you.
It is very small and light-weight, but yet built very sturdy. Both of these are pro's.
Excerpt: Solid build quality, and very sharp lens, focus is smooth and honestly is very easy to do manual focus even on newer digital cameras like the D7100, but i bought this lens for film cameras and is perfect.
Excerpt: This is by far one of the best lenses I've ever invested in. I use this lens on my Canon 5D Mark II with an adapter. The photos are tack sharp and full of detail. I would recommend this lens to anyone looking to invest in it..
Excerpt: We use this lens for product vignettes and catalog photography, but it has also proven to be incredibly versatile for video as well. The lens performs well in low light and the wide angle minimizes camera shake during hand-held operation.
All in all, an exceptional value for the price.
Excerpt: One of Nikons finest AI-s lenses. The center sharpness is fantastic at every aperture and the corners are tack sharp from F/5.6 on. I use this lens almost exclusively now for landscape photography on my D800e.