Summary: Very good performance in low light with no distortionsBut there are some chromatic aberrations near by highlights, but it is not too highAs overall this is very good for portrait photography and low light photography and for landscapes also...
Summary: I have used this lens on a D610 and D7100 for about a year, and what can I say that has not been said ...... super sharp ...super fast .... light weight..... and a really good price. Nikon's best kept secret !!! PLUS it works great on a DX body. I highly recommend this lens.
Excerpt: This is a must have normal lens! Even though it's a bit narrow for how I see the world and shoot, it is fantastic for portraits and every day shots. It's also very small and light. A 50mm is the first prime most folks buy, and this one should be no different.
Summary: A major upgrade to my previous lens, the starter lens of the Nikon D3200. The focus is much more intense and better. The f/1.8 allows me to place my shutter speed higher. It's just overall amazing and better.
Excerpt: I can say nothing good about this lens. Except of course, it is a prime lens and it is supposed to be sharp. But it is not. Let me explain. Prime lens has to have better sharpness in its widest apertures. I understand of course it is not fuji prime or leica or zeiss glass.