Summary: My favorite lens, period. I love the creaminess that this lens can provide for out-of-focus parts of the image. While there may be a newer version, I still think this is the best 85mm lens around. It is very durable but still relatively light compared to most zooms.
Summary: Thank you Richard for running this to the post office for me and sending it so quick! I needed the lens to shoot a wedding and he was right on top of it! I truly appreciate the awesome service and I am so excited to use my new lens!
Summary: First of all, this lens is a home run. Second of all, getting it from Amazon, is a home run as well. I have owned this lens for about a month, and it has been on my camera (Nikon D 7000) for about 90% of the time. It allows the amateur photographer to take pictures like a pro ( yes, I am referring to that beautiful bokeh). The lens looks great (very appealing to the eye), and is built like a tank.