Excerpt: The only thing that would make this lense better is VR. This is the first prime lense I've purchased (I typically use my 55-300), and the sharpness/image quality is immediately noticeable. You do have to be more creative with a prime, but well worth the upgrade in image quality. Not possible to beat the quality vs. price.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens is the answer I've been looking for since saying goodbye to the 50 mm lens on my old 35 mm camera. Easy to interchange with the kit lens that came with the Nikon D7100, it gives me consistently artistic shots. I can easily control the focus and depth of field giving me the background blur I've sought. No splayed lines to correct in Photoshop. It comes with a velvety bag and lens hood to keep down glare.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction