Summary: What else can I say about this lens that everyone else has already said? This lens creates incredible pictures, especially in low light. The shallow depth of field and beautiful f/1.8 creates a pleasing blur. I've uploaded a couple pictures to show the amazing depth of field this creates. I have no experience with the 50mm f/1.8D, since I chose this lens over that, but simply look at the other reviews. I personally believe this lens to be well worth the extra money.