This is an excellent lens for reportage style work
S. Flask, Amazon
27 May 2015
Summary: This is an excellent lens for reportage style work. It is light weight, quick to focus and fast. The image quality is absolutely excellent, and the images have a certain pop to them that you often find in costlier lenses.
Excerpt: I decided to purchase the 28mm lens specifically for landscape photography. I am quite surprised at how well this lens captures the image. Depending on what lighting condition I am shooting in (low light, natural light, etc) there is a slight vignette around the edges of the image.
Excerpt: I just started using this lens over the weekend. It's really sharp and the autofocus is nice and fast. The bokeh is beautiful too. I'm only giving it 4 stars because for this amount of money, I would expect it to feel more sturdy. Build quality feels very cheap.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I would have liked the 1.4 24mm, but could not afford it. This 28 looks good so far. I live near the water, so the polarizing filter is essential. The reviews on this lens are very good, the test shots I have taken so far are good, and the lens itself feels substantial and smooth, so I am prepared...
Excerpt: I bought this lens for street photography and some landscape work. It is a lot lighter to carry about than the Nikon professional zoom. Very crisp image at 2.8 and above. Bokeh is good at F1.8-2.8 but not quite as pretty as lenses with 9 leaflets.
Summary: Used for about a month, overseas and locally. The lens performs quite well. It's bigger than I would like, but lighter and fast. No complaints so far, only about the price for its build. Using on a D800.
Excerpt: I have read much about the soft focus on this lens. This lens is not soft! its fast! Wide aperture lenses need the use of the center focal point to achieve the sharpness most of us desire. At least on a lens in this price category.