Excerpt: This lens has mega capability from portraits to weddings to landscapes to low light situations, etc. It not only provides great flexibility of purpose, but it also is great in low light situations.
Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Multi-purpose, Reliable
Excerpt: I am 59 years old, and I've always had a passion for photography. I started out with a 18-200mm lens which in my opinion took good pictures, but as time moved on I felt the need for a portrait lens.
Excerpt: It's a very reliable prime lens, I use a D7100 so it acts like a 75mm. It's a great portrait lens, and still a short enough focal length usable for a street photo lens on a crop sensitive DSLR. It's very lightweight. It shoots very well wide open.
Excerpt: Great clarity and sharpness. I especially appreciate the price since I am on a budget, but take photos as my main hobby. It gets great portrait shots, but I have yet to experiment with landscape.
Excerpt: My zoom lenses were not cutting it when doing portraits, so I bought this lens to do the job. This lens has a very shallow depth of field at wide apertures, rendering backgrounds nicely out of focus. Very nice bokeh. Lightweight, good build quality. A great value!
Excerpt: I absolutely love this lens. It has not come off my D5300 since I bought it 3 weeks ago. My primary purpose for buying this lens was to take portrait pictures indoors and because it was highly recommended by my instructor as far as sharpness and quality of my images.
Excerpt: I have owned the 50 1.4g and the 50 1.8d, the 50 1.8g is my favorite, love it for street photography, very light, unobtrusive. If you were thinking about purchasing the 50 1.8d or the 50 1.4g the 50 1.8g gives you the best of both worlds.