I just got one last week... and I'm getting married to it.
The results I'm getting are absolutely stunning, crisp and full of detail.
It's very sharp from 2.8 onwards (1.8 is soft, 2 is acceptable), gives crisp details and colorful and contrasty photos... Excelent for portraits and low light situations... and it is very good value for money. Don't worry about build quality, ok so it has a plastic body but it is resistant and makes for a very lightweight lens.
, not to USM
standards, but focus faster than the 18-55 EF
-S lens. And it is much, much more sharper than the kit lens.
I don't believe USM
and the extra stop you get with the 1.4 justify the price difference. Now I can't wait for July and the FAO
Feel free to email me if you need aditional info.
[Edited 2005-04-08 12:55:29]