Just received my new nikkor 50 1.4G today, i heard great things about this lens. After a couple test shots, and what not, im not quite sure its any better than its cheap little brother. the 1.8 is just as sharp, focus speed seems to be the same, colors seem relatively the same. Pros of the G: Bigger, Better built, weather sealing, quiet focus. Ill give it a week of using it, ill see what the real use with flare and CA thrown in the mix. But right now, im thinking this puppy may be put back in the Buy and Sell forum of Fredmiranda. Maybe get a 85 1.8 or something instead.