Summary: What can I say it's a 50mm Lens! All of the same lens elements except it's got a shiny new retro inspired exterior that I'm a sucker for so if you are too you should just buy it! if not get the non special edition version.
Summary: I opened the box and was surprised to find this very light lens within. The reason it was purchased was because I needed to have a fast 50mm because most of my work is with available light. I could not believe the sharpness and image quality from this lens...and the price!
Excerpt: This was my first lens purchase after getting my D5100 with the 18-55 kit. I still use the kit lens but this lens stays on my camera most of the time and I just love it. It focuses quickly and accurately and most importantly produces really great images. Only knock I would give it would be the focus ring could feel a little smoother but other than that it is a really great lens.
Excerpt: Did a lot of research on this vs the 1.4g model. If you are stopping down to the sharpest it seems like f2 is the sweet spot for both. So saving a couple bucks is a no brainer. Also, we are using this for portrait work, not landscape so outer edge sharpness wasn't a main concern.For what it's worth.
Excerpt: I bought this lens to take photos of a wedding. I tried it with and without direct flash. It is amazing to see such clear photos with excellent detail without the flash. I would strongly recommend it.
Pros: Easy To Use, Great results, Lightweight, Reliable