Excerpt: Overall amazing lens, I mainly use it for street photography and landscapes and I absolutely love it. The lens is well built, optic-wise and exterior-wise, so yeah, its tough.
If you are the type of photographer who dont mind manual focus this is the lens for you!
Excerpt: This lens has been on my wish list for quite some time now. The quality is amazing, with full metal body and even lens hood. It isn't light as a result, but it is very sturdy. The focus ring is also absolutely fantastic, and feels smooth and solid.
Excerpt: I tested this on my D810 against my Nikkor 50mm D and 24 - 120mm f4 zoom, and my 45mm Nikkor pancake lens. Sadly this lens had the worse CA of the lot. At this point in time anyone interested in a manual 50mm for digital use should be looking at the Zeiss Milvus range as this lens design is outdated...
Excerpt: I was worried when purchasing this lens that the manual focus would be an issue. It is not. Like others say it's smooth and the perfect tension. I can quickly focus the lens for "action" shots. Granted not in an AI servo way but things stationary moving is no problem.