Excerpt: This lens has been quite well reviewed, so my small voice will just be a whisper. The best available auto-focus 50mm lens for Nikon for the money, or actually for any money. I have used the f1.4 AF-D, the f1.4 AF-S, the f1.4 AI-S, the 55mm f2.8 AI-S micro and the Zeiss 50mm f1.4.
Excerpt: Best 1.8 you can buy for the price. Using this with my cropped sensor turns it into a 75mm portrait lens. Pretty fast focus. Quality bokeh. Actually fools you into thinking you might be a good photographer! But seriously, it's a Prime lenses that forces you to start framing correctly. Just buy it.
Excerpt: Excellent definiton, sharpness and virtually no chromatic aberration. Like a short telephoto in my DX camera. Perhaps too light weight to inspire confidence or trust it will last. I have an old Nikkor AF 24 mm, 2.8 AF that is 35 years old that works and looks like new...
Excerpt: I'm using this lens to take multiple image panoramas on a D800E. It has excellent sharpness and contrast and very little distortion for a lens in this price range. Also nice that its so small and light. Seemed a little tight going on the camera but this is better than being loose and will probably improve with use.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good contrast, Lightweight, Low distortion, Sharp
Excerpt: This is a good lens to add to your lineup. Very sharp! Especially for the price. I use this as my "walk-around" lens since it's so light. Also the 1.8 allows for great low light performance.