Summary: After reviewing various lenses I selected this 50mm. I have not taken a lot of shots with it yet but love the quality of the pictures i have taken. Looking forward to using this more. Excellent quality by Nikon. Received as scheduled in excellent condition.
Summary: Very good lens for money and extremely sharp wide open. Got it tested with my Nikon d7000. The first one was defective though. Returned it and got the same lens from B&H. That one was top notch. Highly recommended.
Summary: Great prime lens from Nikon. Sharp in the center wide open and across the frame by 2.8. Great low light lens and decent portrait lens on a crop body like the D7000. I had the 50 1.4 before this and actually like the 1.8 better as I think it focuses quicker and is ever so slightly sharper.
Summary: If you are a beginner photographer and want to increase the quality of your picutres without upgrading your camera quite yet, this is the way to go. You can use it in low-light situations (like at home during the evening or winter months) and get better quality pictures. It is also great for shots outside, you can create great bokeh behind your subject to make really nice portraits. Have fun shooting!
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.