Excerpt: This lens is one of my favorite lens I owe. It comes with me on all shoots and is a preferred lens when that focal length works! I use it on my D800 with amazing results. Awesome sharpness and fantastic bokeh, highly recommended lens especially for the price!
Excerpt: I have two of these. One reads so much about sample variation on blogs that I thought I'd buy a second one to see for myself. I tested on a D810. There was a slight difference in sharpness. So slight that I'd not much care which lens I used. Neither had noticeable de-centering. The difference in autofocus accuracy was not noticable.
Excerpt: This lens is a good all around lens that can also be used on both DX and FX bodies. It is only measurably less sharp than the f1.4 and less than half the cost. It functions as a good walk around lens on FX and portrait lens on DX. I also use it for high quality panoramic images in both DX and FX systems.
Excerpt: It was a hard decision choosing between the Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8 and the Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4 lenses. I ended buying this AF-S 50mm f/1.8 and I am very happy with it. The good: -Great picture quality -Fast autofocus -Nice bokeh -Very lightweight -Very small The bad: -Autofocus doesn't work as well in low lighting conditions. Manual focus is the solution in those cases.
Summary: I have a Nikon D3200 and I always use this lens. I'm a student and I really recommend this lens for everyday use. I use it for photography and video. All the extra accessories are great, makes the lens and your camera look even more professional! Many pictures and video taken using this lens are available in my webpage.