Excerpt: Purchased to use for portraits and to augment the 18-105, f3.5-5.6 kit lens that came with my D7100. Love the added speed and sharpness, and autofocus is very fast despite not being an AF-S lens. Hope to try it with a reversal ring for macro applications (since it has an aperture ring). Versatile, and truly a bargain.
Excerpt: This was a great upgrade from the kit lens (18-55 mm) if you're not looking to spend a lot of money. The prime lens gives you that quality shallow depth of field without spending hundreds on a zoom lens with a high f-stop. Do be aware that the autofocus is NOT compatible with some Nikon cameras!!
amazing lens is light and the image quality is sharp
Luis Ezcurdia Razo, Amazon
17 March 2015
Summary: amazing lens is light and the image quality is sharp, the only complain is that the autofocus it will only work on some body cameras, most of the entry level cameras don't have focus motor mine is a DS3300
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