9 out of 10 points and recommendedFast (as in fast aperture) and fast (as in fast focussing)Not really cheap (in Germany), not really small.
This is currently my only lens on a Nikon D50, bought to produce photos of my little daughter indoors without a flash. And in this role both camera and lens perform just great.reviewed December 28th, 2006 (purchased for $470)
OK , I had to (re-) adjust somewhat to the shallow DOF when shooting wide open, but the results justify that.
AF performance is stunning. You can turn off the AF assist completely. If you can see with your eyes what you are shooting the AF locks without hunting.
I admit that I'm not the pixel peeper type. So far I didn't verify whether my copy is sharp to the corners. As long as I'm pleased with my results I don't care.