Run this with nikon d800. Will just great shots!
Sweet Bokeh! : D
Well worth adding a bit more money (about double) and receive a loophole with better lenses and af.
Not for someone who wants to be able to have it for the next generation of camera etc. ...
3500 to get something that will last for a happy home använare ....
Like Nikon's 35 AF-S is this a must in any Nikon DX camera bag. Sharp with nice bokeh but somewhat slow at focusing.
Very much optics for money and is strongly recommended.
I upgraded from its predecessor 50/1, 8D. So here is a brief comparison of them.
The most obvious difference between these two is size. D version is petite with a 52mm filter thread while the G version, has matured to part with 58mm filter thread. The size is only of benefit to me. It will be easier to keep a firm grip, especially with the lens hood attached. Perfect for situations with poor lighting! The quality feel of the plastic and the focus ring has become sharper.
All Nikon D versions of optics has no built-in autofocus motor. They rely totally on that one exists in the camera body. Otherwise you live with manual focus. But the G version thus has a built-in autofocus motor. Hence the increased size. This makes it ideal in the body without engine so that D3x00 and D5x00 series.
The speed has been improved a bit. Nothing big jump directly but it feels a bit faster and more accurate. In contrast, the noise level is much, much lower. D version blares right proficient compared to the G-version's little buzz.
3rd Optical performance
Here is the main reason for my purchase. D version has problems in certain situations that are handled a bit better in the new version.
Above all, the management of chromatic aberration (CA) much better.
The grip on the G version feels much better in your hand. He also has a hood which is not available to the D version.
If you have interest in photography, even a small one, put some pennies and get a solid 50/1, 8. Do you care less about the noise level at it and have a Nikon D80/D90/D7000 or boisterous, so you can make do on the D version. But I will ask some more demands on optical quality. Buy when the G version. It also fits best to Nikon's entry-level cameras in D3x00 and D5x00 series when the autofocus will work on them.
Very good lens. Fine sharpness and speed.
Affordable to a thousand!