Excerpt: My first lens was the 1.4G and I loved it. But when I bought other lenses I stopped using my 1.4G. Compared to a lot of the 2.8 zooms, it just didn't knock me out. After reading strong reviews for the 50mm 1.8D I thought for such a low price it was worth a try.
Excerpt: I have to say I wasn't sure about getting the cheaper of the two "nifty fifties", but this lens hasnt let me down. I like having the aperture ring on the lens as well. Sure it feels a little cheaper, but it has indistinguishable quality from the gelded model (and it's way cheaper and lighter!
Pros: cheap, Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: If you don't own this, or one of the more expensive 50mm versions, then you are missing out. This one is primarily made of plastic. Very cheap feeling, but what did you expect. The photos themselves turn out fantastic. A quick lens and easy go to for portraits.