Nikon 50 mm f/1.4 AF-S lens with hood.
W O W ! I may never take this lens off of my D40! I purchased this lens so that I could take good low light pictures without a flash. The big bonus is it will auto-focus on the D40.
The $100 f/1.8 lens I had was great for the money; it's only drawback was it was manual focus on the D40 which made for lots of less than "tack sharp" pics.
One of the first things I noticed was how "beefy" it is. It's heavy. Substantial for its size. But it feels good on the camera.
I have been looking forward to this lens since I heard about it in fall '08. And initially it has surpassed my expectations. Looking forward to shooting some indoor parties, concerts etc.
Here are some I shot around Oakbrook.