Originally Posted by dudemanppl
1.8 AF-S G? I've heard nothing but good from it. I've had a sharp 1.4 AF-D before and I loved it. I still don't get how only one of the 60+ lenses I've owned had bad AF.
Well it's weird. I'm comparing my observations with the reviews, and I guess it is more or less on from a sharpness perspective, but it just has rather low contrast, which is what the reviews say. The back-focus is quite real, although I do have it pretty well corrected at -15.
And upon further inspection the crack is definitely before the first element, so that shouldn't be affecting the image quality.
We shall have to wait and see.
Anyway, Gone, here's my updated list for the OP:
Tokina 12-24 f/4 AT-X Pro
Sigma 30 f/1.4 EX DC HSM
Nikon Nikkor 50 f/1.4 AF-D
Nikon Nikkor 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR