Originally Posted by Huntsman
May I ask why you shoot so fast? I do, too -- usually for subject isolation, portraiture or lowlight work, so I am always looking for fast glass. My favorite and most-used lens is a 58mm f1.2 Noct-Nikkor which is just incredible. I probably will get the 50/1.8, too -- it's just so cheap, and AF is really nice -- most of my lenses are MF.
Great older lens. I have a soft spot for older solid, heavy, metal beauties. I appreciate the lightweight nature of the DX, but the gravitas of an old quality lens is unbeatable.
Re: my comment -- I have found the focus on this lens to be slower than some of my DX zooms. My observation is more a point of comparison in AF mode, than the nature of the lens independently judged. The need to shoot fast appears mostly in portraiture candids, children relatives (who are always on the move and changing expressions), and wanting to bracket focal points.