8 out of 10 points and recommendedLarge constant aperture. Low price. Well built. Good image quality for the price.Heavy. More money can buy you better quality.
I bought this lens to go with my D50 becausereviewed November 17th, 2006 (purchased for $340)
a) I wanted a fast full frame zoom that could also be used with my FM2n s
b) It was cheap enough
The image quality has been better on the D50 than I expected. It can be a bit soft wide open, but then so if you want to be critical can an AIS 50mm f1.4. The built quality feels excellent though I've not dropped it to test.