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Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor

Review Date: Nov 3, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $109.95 | Rating: 7 

Pros: Inexpensive, light, nice focal length on FF, reasonably fast AF
Soft at 2.8 and below beyond 10-15ft, AF inconsistent again at full length portrait distance, needs f4 or more to be decently sharp

Decent for the price. Comparing it to my Canon 35/2 on a 1DMkIIN, the Canon setup was much sharper at all F-stops. The 50 gets pretty good by F4 the 35/2 was bitingly sharp at F4.

It works best and is sharpest at half-body/headshot distances.

Will likely be getting an 85 of some type for the full body shots or the Sigma 50/1.4.

Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 EX DG HSM

Review Date: May 1, 2009 Recommend? no | Price paid: Not Indicated

Pros: Makes a nice door stopper or anchor (for a small boat)
Well... after 5 trips to for service and having nearly everything but the glass and housing replaced it's still doesn't focus worth a sh!t. Constant BF, many where nothing is in focus, tracks horribly if at all.

Bought this POS from here a FM. Had it since August 08. Didn't focus from the day I got it. Sent for service 5 times. It still doesn't focus reliably. It still won't even track somone WALKING towards the camera.

It is sharp at 300/2.8 when manually focused via LV. So I'm into this lens for $2200, got screwed, can't sell it, but at least I can use it as a MF only lens. YIPEE!