Not a new lens as stated. Broken components in accessories.
17 March 2015
Summary: The lens is fantastic, takes brilliant photos. Brand new lenses would have a factory seal on a nice box. Used lenses are in a scuffed box that has no seal and that's what I received. Also, the tripod in the starter kit was broken and the broken piece was nowhere to be found.
Excerpt: I debated buying a 50mm for some time; I invested a substantial amount of cash in the gold-ring trio of a Nikon 16-35mm f/4 G, 70-200 f/4 G and 24-120 f/4 G. Each is superb, but each is also heavy and large. Did I "need" a 50mm? No.
Excerpt: I have always had a 50mm F/1.4 lens in the film days. Just moved up from DX to FX and needed a 50mm lens. Evaluated the 50mm F1.4's and this F1.8 lens. DxO and all the testing labs are correct - it's a very sharp lens.
Excerpt: Excellent product for taking kids picture. Lens is really fast and takes amazing pictures. I have 18-140 mm lense which works great but since I got 50mm, it's on my camera 90% of the time. Excellent pricing and delivery from B&H. Very trusted name int he market. Pictures are crisp with D5300.
Excerpt: This lens is everything. It may as well be welded to my camera because I'm never taking it off. Great for food shots and portraits and even landscape. I've been a picture taking maniac since I got it. Everything is bright and sharp. Wonderful.
Summary: This is an absolutely phenomenal piece of equipment! This lens adds an entirely new dimension to my photography. This being my first purchase beyond the 18-55mm kit lens, I'm completely blown away. The lens itself is not large or bulky, and fits at a great balance with my D5300 camera body.