Great everyday lens. Was well worth the money and still happy with it after five years...
8 October 2014
Summary: Looking back after five, nearly six years, I can say that buying this lens was a great decision. At the time I felt it was a lot of money and although I had done a lot of research, I was a bit apprehensive. Lens has been used on a Nikon D40x, where it is permanent fixture. I bought the Sigma 30mm F 1.4 around the same time, but came to find that this lens gave me most of what I needed and I really never used the 30mm f 1.4 except for some "trick shots" so to speak.
Great lens. I've been using this lens more then ...
10 July 2014
Summary: Great lens. I've been using this lens more then my kit lens. Very sharp and with low light photography it stands better then most lenses out there. It definitely is a step up for a kit lens and it's a great walk around lens. Built strong and heavy. It doesn't feel like a cheap at all, it feel like a well built lens.
Summary: Great lens! I am very happy about the image quality and speed of focus. The only thing I dont like is that this is a 3:1 macro lens and not a true 1:1 macro. I am not disappointed in the lens but the purchase of this lens helped me to understand all macro lenses are not the same.
Summary: This lens did not meet my expectations of being better than my kit lens, Nikon 18-55mm. It was very slow to focus and many pictures came out blurry. I expected it to do better in lower light situations like indoors. Also the color in the pictures was off. It was shipped quickly and the seller has been great so far. We are in communications on making an exchange.
Summary: I like these lenses a lot and it has been my only one for the past 2 years. Excellent images and love the fact that the mechanism is all internal, rather than external like the Nikkor lenses. Only drawbacks are that sometimes I feel that the auto-focus doesn't work at it's best capacity in some conditions that I'm still trying to understand and that it doesn't come with the apperture/depth-of-field ruler. Other than that, excellent return of investment.