Excerpt: I'm a professional photographer and use this lens for my business. This lens is fast and very clear. If you are looking for a versatile lens this should be a lens to look into. It wonderful and when other lenses have failed me in the past this little lens has come to the rescue.
Excerpt: I bought this used from the good folks at B&H. I'm still a new to this hobby. I recently bought the D5200 which came with the 18-55mm but wanted to try out this lens. I bought it because I read the reviews and yes - it is all that. I paid $ for it. Enough said! I basically took the camera to the same places I took shots with the kit lens - just to see the difference. The first thing I noticed was the exceptional Bokeh.
Excerpt: I recently owned the 50mm f1.4 G and the manual focus 50mm f1.4 Ais but this inexpensive updated D lens is far superior for my style - why? Because it has minimal barrel distortion. It's a modern D lens if that makes sense - great contrast and sharpness and although it has an aperture ring, when you put it on your modern DSLR the ring locks and you control the aperture from you camera - just like you do with any other modern ringless lens.
Excerpt: At right around $ this lens is the best bang for your buck. Its small, light, compact, and it takes exceptional photos. What I like most about the lens is that it is compatible with nikons lower beginner cameras as well as the professional full frames. So by purchasing this lens you'll save in the long run because you wont need to upgrade to FX lenses.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is just a great lens. I consider a lens you just HAVE to buy. Why? Well it is the cheapest lens you can buy. It is also very sharp and quick to focus with excellent color rendition. On a APS-C sensor, it is a great portrait lens. On full frame, its a great 'normal' lens. Good for head and shoulder portraits and street photgraphy. Fast so you can shoot in dim environments.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction