the band instructor
I am absolutely stunned at what the 50mm f/1.8 Nikkor lens can do.
Bad high school theater light. Shot from 5th row and severely cropped. Manual mode, ISO 800, 1/80 shutter, f/2.5. Post consisted of nothing but a crop. That's the exposure and color and sharpness that came directly out of the camera.
Anyone who has tried to shoot school events under similar circumstances will know how hard it is to get anything worthwhile. I'm amazed at the value of this lens. Now I know why every Nikon owner says this lens is a must have. And at $100, everyone should be able to afford it, too.