Summary: This lens photographs very sharp.. IF you get it jusssst right! It's EXTREMELY sensitive, and that's the only reason I've given it four and not five stars. The quality is great, the shipment got to me fast and I've enjoyed this lens. Definitely isn't for someone who enjoys auto focus and has trouble with manual focusing!
Excerpt: This is the first prime lens I've purchased for my Nikon, and it doesn't disappoint. The auto-focus doesn't work on my model, but I usually focus manually for the purposes I bought it for anyway. The glass creates very clear shots and I love the wide aperture.
Excerpt: Have only used the lens 2X. I am practicing to take portraits of my dauhgter. So far like it. The only problem I have is mounting it and removing it to my D7000. I 'share' the camera with my 25yr old son who also has a difficult time mounting/removing the lens so I know it is not just me!
Excerpt: Now that I have a camera body (D7000) that can focus with this lens, I understand why it's held in such high regard, despite its bargain price. It focuses quickly & quietly. It produces great colors and bokeh in shots of my son. It's exceedingly fast & crisp, even with a fast ISO, helping me freeze the unpredictable movements of a one year-old.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh