I have always had a softspot for the 50mm focal length, since the lens that started me off in photography was a 50mm lens on a mechanical camera for 35mm film. Since most afforadable DSLR have crop factors of 1.5x like my D200, the closest I can get in angle of view would be the Nikon 35mm F2, although it would result in a slightly different perspective. I did a photoshoot with both the Nikon 35mm F2 and the Nikon 50mm F1.4 and I am glad to say that this lens is a solid performer too. It does not have to feel embarassed in the company of its more well known brother. Included in the Nikon 35mm F2 shots are the usual window front and side lightings, and the slightly more difficult backlit shots. Some of the backlit shots exhibit slightly greenish flare, but not that much to distract from the main subject. Its flare resistant and contrast is quite exceptional considering I was shooting backlit subjects at aperture F2.8 straight into the light, without a lens hood. Here are some sample pictures from today's shoot. Believe it or not, all these were shot at a stairway! Cheers!