Last week I packed this baby up and shipped it to a friend, and I just feel like I need to stop for a minute and pay homage to my beloved "nifty fifty" (bear with me as I get all sentimental and sappy over a hunk of glass and plastic). This is the lens I learned on, the one that took almost every picture of D as a baby and young toddler. It allowed me to discover my love of prime lenses and shooting "wide open." This lens lived on my camera for the first 2-3 years that I owned it. It is a fantastic lens, especially considering the price. Unfortunately, since then it has been replaced by my 35mm lens (wider focal length = much easier to capture both kiddoes in the frame) and so it has spent the past couple years sitting in my camera bag, hardly used. I resisted selling it for a while, mainly for sentimental reasons (I also have a sigma 50mm macro lens, so I even have another lens in the same focal length), but then the right situation came up and I figured it was time to pass it on so it can go to a good home and hopefully get some use again, rather than just gather dust with me. So goodbye, sweet little lens. You've done me good.