8 out of 10 points and recommendedIQ for the priceAF, build quality
Let's face it for this price you won't get a better portrait lens. It's a must have for any photography starters on a budget. It'll allow you to take pictures you just cannot take with your standard kit or even most zoom lenses.reviewed November 9th, 2009 (purchased for $150)
Got it for a year, once I got more serious about my new hobby I updated it for the 1.4 model, sold it for the price I bought it.
It's very cheaply built, doesn't always focus correctly, and manual focus is more or less useless, so anybody who's got some extra hundreds in his pocket is better of going directly for the 1.4 version directly. But still a nice starter lens to fall in love for prime lenses.
8 out of 10 points and recommendedGood Normal lens. Nicely built. Relatively light. Fast.APS-C/DX only.
I bought this lens mainly to have a normal lens on my Canon 7D for general walk around. I quite happy with it.reviewed December 19th, 2009 (purchased for $600)
The build quality is quite good for the price. AF is fast (at least as fast as my Canon 50 1.4). Basically a good general purpose fast lens (which can also be used for portrait but for this I usually prefer the 50 1.4).
CA, distortion and vignetting are ok, but nothing stellar for a prime lens.
Overall I highly recommend it for those seeking a fast normal lens on an APS-C/DX body.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedVery good IQ, nice bokeh, perfectly usable from f/1.4Uncomfortable manual focus
The perfect companion for X-Pro1.reviewed June 17th, 2012 (purchased for $630)
I used to shoot Canon 7D & 30/1.4 then 5DMkII & 50/1.4. The Fuji has a much nice bokeh, especially than Canon 50/1.4. Overall lens is better than all, both in build quality and IQ.
Really nice to shoot f/1.4-2.8
The construction is good, with nice aperture ring.
Manual focus is not practical at all.