After a recommendation a long time ago to get this lens and then now for me to shoot a performance of Riverdance I have bitten teh bullet and bought a 50mm. It will be here Tuesday!!! I can't wait! I viewed this thread and a majority of pictures to make sure I would actually use this lens after Wed & Thurs of this week and after all that i have seen i am guessing it will rarely be off my camera!!!! When I get it and some pics taken i will post!