Well, I finally spoiled myself and bought myself the 50mm f1.8 for my nikon d40. It's the most I can spend on a lens right now because I'm saving up for college, but it should be a very fun lens. It should arrive Friday and I have a feeling I'll be taking quite a few...hundred shots that day when it comes. I know it's a great lens for portraiture, but what are some of your other uses for it? I'm kind of excited to be limited to manual focus. In fact, I might take my 18-55 AF-S outside and lock it on 50mm and MF and get used to the change before it gets here. I'M EXCITED!!!!!