So I've had my 50mm f/1.4 for about 2 months or so now, and I just wanted to run down some of the main points I've noticed about it, as this is my first lens other than the 18-55mm kit lens, so I wasn't used to shooting really wide open like this lens allows. I was hoping I could get some verification or clarification of some of these points, or let me know if I'm completely wrong. I'm basically trying to understand this lens and the focus and DOF. This lens seems to be inherently soft from f/1.4 down to about 2.5 or so, at which point objects that are focused on really start to look sharp. The Depth of Field is extremely narrow at f/1.4 down to about f/4 or so...and even then, the closer you are to the subject, the more narrow the DOF. As is typical of photography, there are trade-offs with this lens. Yes, it is fast as it can open up to f/1.4, but at f/1.4, what are the practical applications? I rarely use f/1.4 anymore when shooting portrait shots which is what I mainly bought the lens for, because often times I will have one eye that is sharp and the other eye is not in focus due to the razor-thin DOF. I usually try to limit my widest aperture to 2.0 and even that is still very thin. Thanks for any feedback.