10 out of 10 points and recommendedCrisp Colors, Available / Low Light Photos, Light & Small, Easy Focus Ring for Manual FocusNot as Fast Focus as my 18-70 AFS (though still quite good AF), F1.4 should be used with care
I've had this lens for 7 months, and I use it for special occasions where I can not (or should not) use a flash.reviewed December 22nd, 2006 (purchased for $278)
I also use it for portrait shots where I want to isolate the subject from the background.
I have been able to take great campfire shots & Christmas play shots where use of a flash is either prohibited or (and) just plain annoying.
I Love the color, contrast, sharpness, & background-blur (bokeh) of this lens.
The only reason I put my 18-70 AFS Lens on is if I need just a little more zoom, a lot more in the picture, or If the lighting allows and I need super-fast focus.
This Lens is very light on my D70s, making it a smaller & lighter kit.
Highly recommend this lens to anyone who needs to shoot low-light or would like to isolate the subject from the background.
[The care to be taken is that your subject can end up being someone's nose; thus isolating the eyes & ears at F1.4 ... but If you focus on the eyes you'll be fine]