Summary: This lens was recommended to me by my friend after I was complaining about shooting in low light for indoor sports. It is very inexpensive, so I bought it. I love this lens. It is so useful, and it has helped me produce some phenomenal pictures in low light. The depth of field has a very large range, so it is very versatile. The build is good, nothing special, just a standard plastic structure. The autofocus is accurate and fast; perfect for close-up sports.
Summary: My first DSLR is a Nikon D3100 which I purchased in April of 2011. I started shooting with the kit lens, and I thought the pictures from the 18-55 were pretty nice. When I received this 50mm 1.8, I was blown away by the sharpness and quality of the images. The bokeh (out of focus areas of the picture) are smooth and pleasing to the eye, and the large aperture really helps in low light situations. Now, I don't really use my 18-55 that much, only when I need a wider lens.
Summary: Just got this lens about a week ago and I couldn't be happier. Autofocus is fast and snappy and most importantly, the lens is pretty darn sharp by f1.8 already. A minor con would be the cheap plastics used, but the pros more than make up for it. In conclusion, this is a great update to the older 50mm f1.8D lens and I look forward to many years of shooting with it.
Summary: I recently purchased th 35mm lens from here because the only 50mm was a manual focus lens, until now. My family visited for the weekend and showed me the new autofocus 50mm and after taking 5 pictures I jumped on here and ordered it. This is a great lens and the photo quality is unmatched. The lens autofocus works very fast and the low light photo quality is exceptional.
Summary: I purchased this lens because I needed a fast prime for my D7000. I own the 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VRII, the 70-300mm f/4-5.6, and my favorite: the awesome 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII. My take on this lens? I truly hate to say it, but I'm slightly disappointed. Sure, it's a good lens, but for $200, don't expect to get stellar performance. Read on. Pros: - Bokeh. It's a prime, so naturally, you'll get plenty of bokeh wide open.
Summary: For the price I have to give it a 10-er. It has also a very fine resistance against flare and ghosting - but you will get it if you press it with the sun, but at a lower "rate" than a lot of other lenses . No lenses can compete in that area (flare/ghosting)with the" non flare/ghosting king" = The Nikon 28mm f/2.0 AI or AI-S (sorry, but it is manual). It is sharper, than my 50 1.4 G from f. 2.8 to f. 5.6, from f. 8 they are equal.
Summary: I just got my lens today...went outside and took a few shots...it is amazing! The detail is awesome, close up and wide shots. I have a feeling this lens will be on my camera for some time!! (shooting with a D90) Can't wait to use it on a newborn shoot this weekend!!