Summary: I got this lense as an upgrade from my 18-105mm kit lense for my Nikon D7000. I needed something that would give me better quality as I become more marketable with my photography and the difference is astonding. The quality is amazing especialy when shooting at 4.0 or smaller. As with most lenses you may tend to lose a bit of sharpness at bigger f-stops, but even wide open at 1.8 this lense renders rather sharp images with soft & smooth bokeh.
Summary: I first tried to save a few bucks on a prime lens and went with the 50mm 1.8D AF Nikkor FX lens. I took a bunch of shots with it, but just wasn't satisfied. The color contrast was not to my liking; it seemed a bit bland even when taking vibrant flower shots. The focus was sharp when it did focus, but it tended to seek too much. Not really a big deal, but I just kept wondering how the 50mm 1.8G AF-S Nikkor FX would perform.
Summary: There are different Nikon lens which they are usually pricey. The 50mm f1.8 is one of the awesome with very reasonable price. At the beginning it's a little bit hard to make a good composition if you are Tel lens user (some back and forth needed). but after getting use to it is awesome. very sharp image.
Summary: This is a great lens for portraits and creating shallow depth of field. This product is made in China but it definitely has Nikon quality. The price is very reasonable. I wish it would have a little zoom range, but then the price probably won't be as good. Overall, I'm very happy with it.
Summary: I bought this lens because of the great reviews and because I wanted my pictures to have that nice blurry background. I mainly take pictures of my kids and the pictures turn out great! The only drawback is that it is a 50mm lens and I have to stand back a little farther while taking pictures, so it I Gets hard in tight spaces. Other than that, the bokeh that it creates is great. I love this lens and it is a must have.