Excerpt: I upgraded from the 1.8 and couldn't be happier. Gorgeous bokeh. Used mainly for photographing my kids, indoors and outdoors. Haven't had an issue with focus speed as other reviewers mentioned.
Excerpt: I purchased the 50mm f/1.4G for edge to edge sharpness. I had owned the 50mm f/1.8G and was not entirely happy with the edges. I think the 1.4G is definitely an improvement over the 1.8G in this regard. I get very clear and crisp shots at f/5.6.
Excerpt: This is a great lens for any aspiring photographer that is looking to enhance quality without a heavy hit to the pocket book. The 1.4 is a medium speed lens, sharpness is crisp and reliable. Ideal for landscapes or portraiture, this is also a great travel lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
Excerpt: Light weight nice when you don't want to carry a heavy telephoto. I think I would prefer a 35mm lens with 1.8 than this one. The lens is built very well but with D5300 the 50mm converts to 75mm and some subject are just too close and you have to back up more than you would like.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Overall, it is definitely a great lens. I took one star off because of the following: 1. My copy required a micro adjustment to autofocus correctly on my D750 (not to bad, just -2) 2. Slight barrel distortion - easily correctable in Adobe Lightroom (or other raw conversion tools) 3.
Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Highly recommended for portrait photos and low light conditions for higher exposure. If you are new to photography and thinking maybe you should go with a 1.8 for a portrait lens, I would recommend considering this lens.