Summary: Great depth of field. Faster than most AF lenses on the market. Better optics too. Have had this lens for 25 years. Using it on my new D3200. Love how the old lenses still fit the new digital cameras. Who needs auto focus with a lens like this?
Summary: I loved using this lens for much of my photography, especially when I was in tight or confined spaces. I also loved being able to set it to its hyperfocal setting and be able to shoot "hail Mary" style when doing crowd shots and get great results. During my photojournalism days, this was my standard lens. I still long for a lens like this and like how subjects are rendered in the resulting image. Its edge-to-edge sharpness was excellent and without too much distortion.