Is this a good lens?

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  1. Reyna

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    Ya it's a great lens but i would rather get it from adorama.com brand new for basically the same price.
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    The 50mm is a great prime lens that are in/have been in most Nikon users bags.

    Im getting one soon, when I have some more money. :lol:
     
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    LOL man I always find it funny when people post used things on craigslist for just a little bit lower than retail.

    But yes, it is a nice lens!
     
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    This is what the others are talking about.
     
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    I'm going to add my two cents since I finally have some knowledge on something. I just ordered mine off Amazon for $125 and like others have said got the Nikon warranty with it. I absolutely love this lens too!!!
     
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    I have been doing some shooting with a Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.4 lens recently. The 1.4 is nice, but sells for around $325.00 or so on the major websites, and used lenses go for almost that much.

    For the $200.00 difference, as the f/1.8 goes for like $125.00, for many people, I would almost recommend the f/1.8.

    Spend the $200 towards another lens, maybe the 35mm AF-S f/1.8.
     
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    I got my 50MM 1.8 lightly used for around $70.00. It is cannon but they sell new for the same price so the used market should be about the same too. I paid that at a camera shop which is usually a little higher then CL or other classifieds.
     
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    It is a good lens =) I decided to get it when my D90 was ordered (from Amazon, on Amazon it was $125) just got my camera and lenses last week, and the 50mm f/1.8 is definitely a fun lens to use.

    I personally am glad I decided to purchase it along with the D90 kit.

    I too would say go with a more reputable seller (like Adorama, B&H, Amazon) is the price is basically the same.
     
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    Have the lens. Love the lens. It's my favorite lens. It's my go-to lens for just about everything. I almost always start with that lens and then switch out to a different one if I can't quite get what I want due to distance or whatever. The only lens I like better is the 70-200mm f/2.8 and I can't afford that yet...
     
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    I have The D60 so it prob won't autofocus on my camera? Thanks for all the info. I will most def. buy new with warranty!

    This is why I ask these questions on here! Thanks guys!
     

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