If you want the best 50mm prime lens for Nikon for your digital SLR camera the Nikon 50mm 1.4 is the one to go for. If you don't need the maximum 1.4 aperture you can buy this lens with a maximum 1.8 aperture for less money.
The next must have prime lens for Nikon digital SLR cameras is the Nikon 85mm f1.4. The auto focus system on this lens is blisteringly quick and almost instant. It really is exceptional and never fails to get a lock on the subject in super quick time.
The build quality of this prime lens for Nikon is good, although it is not as tough and durable as the Nikon professional grade lenses. That said, if you look after this lens it will provide years of trouble free service.
Many photographers consider this the best prime lens Nikon owns and after you have used one it is easy to see why. The image quality of the 85mm 1.4 prime lens for Nikon is simply stunning. Colours are bright, vivid and punchy but not over saturated. There is centre to edge sharpness throughout, even when shot wide open. The images that are possible with this lens really do have to be seen to be believed.