Summary: It's a great Nikon AF lens. It is NOT small or light…but a beautiful lens that produces fantastic images. Because I was on a search for a F1.4 "Museum Lens"…I decided to try this. I have a 50 and an 85 but I am still searching for the "right" lens to use in museums and churches while traveling. Now I am looking at the 24…but it seems kinda crazy to be spending so much $$$ just trying to find the "perfect travel lens for indoor shots".
Summary: Great lens love the focal length wish it handle chromatic abbreviation better but hey that's what Lightroom is for. I use this lens 25% of the time. It's great for those quick pix in low light. I recommend this lens.
Summary: You will not be disappointed with this lens. I agree that it's very likely the best Nikkor lens ever made, possibly the best lens for an SLR, ever. It's extremely sharp and the optics are superb.
Summary: I'm not going to knock off stars for some things I knew when I purchased it. Namely Plastic filter threads, slower focus, not a 77 mm filter size, fringing. You should put a filter on it to protect it and only change it when needed. It focuses more slower than other lenses because it is 1.4 and needs to so it can get more in focus shots. I only see it being slow going from close focus to infinity, it's not like your going to be hoping all over the place.
A. Chang "I'm a Photographer and Bible studen..., Amazon
21 February 2013
Summary: I used to use the Nikon 17-50mm, a very expensive lens! But going prime is the way to go after you take your photography to the next level. I can do a wedding with this lens, an 85mm, 50mm and 20mm. Four lenses but oh... so worth it. This one completed the kit to leave my zoom in my back up back. The sharpness is superb. The look and bouque amazing!