... Special Edition version. I picked up a Nikon refurbished unit for 2/3rds the price of the standard lens. It worked for around 2 weeks and then spent 6 weeks in the Nikon repair centre waiting for a replacement of the circuit board. Well worth the wait. That band of metal around the lens is just so cool. Nikon should have made other "Special Edition" lenses.
Another trip with the Nikon AF-S 50mm F1.8G Special Edition - I love this lens. I don't know which of these I prefer. The first one the flowers display a lovely sense of ... almost evil ... as though they are about to overwhelm you.