as i said, i just started. just has a normal focal length stock lens on it.
i actually prefer film pictures to digital prints i've seen, you can get much better density in black and white with film i think.
it is a bit expensive to buy paper and film though, but i think its better.
The 1.4 is a metal body, where the 1.8 is plastic. ~$320 for the 1.4 and you can find one for $100 for the 1.8. Only a partial step wider... which is it really worth it for ~$220? Stopped to around f/2.0-2.5, they are equally sharp. The small DoF is amazing with it. I say just pick it up. Its a great addition for any indoor work or where you want to shoot with just a street lamp.
I took a shot at night, ISO 400, 1/13s EV +1.7 and no flash, and it came out perfect.
Only thing, its not AF-S, so if you shoot with a D40, D40x or D60, its MF only. But I don't have a problem with it. But if your body has the autofocus mechanism on it, you'll be fine. They are coming out with a 1.4 AF-S, but its supposed to be in the $400 price range. There is the focus meter on it which tells you approximately how far your focus is. Minimum focus is ~1.5 ft.
Takes amazing pictures. I recommend it :)
HDR of Casino
I really like that HDR, its not overdone, just enough to bring out the highlights and shadows of each object. Well done :)