Summary: I'm new to photography and ordered this lens based on reviews. I'm absolutely in love with this lens, it takes great portrait photos I'm a mom to a one year old and a six years old so most of my picture taking is of my kids. This lens blurs out background perfectly.
Summary: This is my go to lens for portrait photography. The lens is fast, produces crystal clear images, and small. I've been using this lens for the last 5 years, and it has always performed very well for me.
Kit lens quality, s!ow noisy focusing, just received
Coconut the Critic, Amazon
24 March 2016
Summary: I just received the lens today and although I have only taken a few photos with it so far I can tell you it has the feel of a cheap kit lens for a DX camera. It seems to focus slowly and the focus noise sounds like it is shorting out.
Excerpt: This is a great lens for general photography, but is a little challenging as a "walk around" lens due to its length. I use this lens on a Nikon F6 body. Its great for full frame, but I would discourage any DX user from attempting this for general photography.
Excerpt: I would give this lens a 4.25 stars, for to give it 5 stars would be saying this lens is the best there is, on par with the Nikon 85 1.4 or Zeiss etc. For the amount you have to spend to get the quality this lens puts out is amazing, at 1.8 is a tad soft and has some CA, but this is to be expected,...