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Despite its age, this old favourite still has much to offer for the modern photographer. It's an ideal partner to full-frame DSLRs, but also works well on DX as a short portrait lens. It offers the usual advantages of a prime, i.e. a bright maximum aperture for low light and shallow depth-of-field work, coupled with excellent image quality when stopped down; in both regards it offers users capabilities which simply aren't available from zooms.
Scoring is relative only to the other lenses in the same category.
Very nice. I purchased this for "available-light" photo's. ...when flash would not be an option. Nice bouquet. Good picture quality. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dan
The autofocus on this is so fast! (I've got a Nikon D600 so the autofocus works on this) I've got a dog and 3 kids that I take pictures of and speed is so important. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gwen.Owens
I've been using this lens for more than six years on my D80 and D90. This was my first prime lens I purchased to try out photography with DSLR. Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. Park
Wonderful lens. I am excited that I have added it to my list of equipment. Next I want an 85 mmPublished 4 months ago by Courtney Beatty
Everything is great about this lens.
Its my go too for almost everything I shoot. Nature, weddings. low lit churches. Whatever its wonderful
Bought this in February 2013 and about one year later it gave me an error on my D600. I switched to a different lens and everything was fine, but when I put this one on it gives me... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kimberly A. Mclaughlin
I have only had this lens in my posession for about 3 hours and I can tell you it is my go to lens. I have spent lotto moola on glass (f2.8 70-200mmAF VR; 800mm mirror, F3. Read morePublished 6 months ago by llogicl
I got this lens to shoot wide open and it does not disappoint. While pricier than the 50 1.8 it just may be the lens you want to add to your aresenal. Read morePublished 6 months ago by ICONMAKER