10 out of 10 points and recommendedcontrast, rendering, good AF speed, sharpness, manuall focus overdrive, silentvignetting at 1.8
this is problably best money spend on lens ever( i use d90)!reviewed July 21st, 2013 (purchased for $230)
This is a huge improvment in quality compared to the kit lenses ( 18-105mm etc). The AF speed good and decent, and it can be overdriven anytime- I found this more usefull feature - better than 1.8D. Sharpness is good wide open and excellent from 2.2 and up- the tested copy of 50mm G's on SLR gear site must be a lemon copy ( also at 2.2 has little less vignetting and bokeh fringing), contrast is very good wide open and it's not hazy(!) like in other primes wide open apertures. It' reneders good natural colours with neutrall feel in them perhapse little towards warm side and not very ''cold'' looking ( at least on my copy). A lot of people say that 50mm is uselles on dx- I don't agree on this I think this is tottaly fine focal lenght on dx !
you get all in one prime: excellent sharpness, contrast, af speed, very decent built, and I think is better value than 1.4G version. you can't loose on this and it will be hard to get more lens for this money!
7 out of 10 points and recommendedrange, decently sharpy for kit, VRugly distortion, plastic, average AF speed
very decent kit lens and also beat the similiar kit lenses on the market at similar price. Distortion is preety evident and complex to say. It will work good on 12mpx -16mpx sensor other wise look for better lens for more demanding sensor. Oh Af speed is decent but nothing to rave about. Also sharpness is preety nice ( also little less sharp on corners). this lens is very sharp at 5.6( till center to edge) and up to about f10, only using at 105mm close it a little to about f7.1 or f8. VR is also one good point of this lens in my hands I can get a good result of 1/2 speed of actual focal lenght.reviewed July 21st, 2013
A good performer if this is your step into dsrl world.