Excerpt: I bought a grey market import for $. The US would have been $, but I felt that such a simple prime may be more durable and have less issues than the non pro zooms.For the price of a couple of polarizer filters you get really a sharp, lightweight lens, It has nice bokeh, contrast and shallow depth of field.I can use it on DX cameras as a 75mm equiv portrait lens, that can be good also for live performances like music and dance where it is possible to get close.I can also...
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I needed an affordable, fixed. fast-ish lens for low light photography and a shallower depth of field. I am thankful that this exists and it is a very decent, sharp lens. I guess it seems a little flimsy and plastic-y, but photos are what matter.
Excerpt: I wanted a 50mm for landscapes and low light shooting.Before you buy this lens google Nikon 50mm 1.8 purple spot and you will find endless comments on why Nikon should recall this lens. With the lens anywhere near wide open you will end up with a purple spot in the center of your picture. It can be removed but so can Nikon from my camera use.