For those not interested in photography, you may as well stop reading now… 🙂
This is the lens I always wanted to couple to my Nikon D100 and, more recently, my D300. Small, lightweight, fast, a useful focal length and relatively cheap.
I have a 50mm f/1.8 – and love it – but I find it a little tight for general shooting (pretty decent for portraits though). The 35mm length would be perfect. I can’t justify buying another lens but I’m considering swapping out my beloved 50mm…
It’s been such a gaping hole in Nikon’s range I had begun to think they were never going to release anything in this focal length.
I recommend that anyone who owns any Nikon DX body (like the D40, D60, D80, D90, D200, D300) seriously consider purchasing this lens. I haven’t seen any reviews for it yet but I’ll wager it’s a cracker optically. Nikon rarely produce poor glass – especially for primes.
Kudos to Nikon for finally making the lens that everyone wants! What took you so long?!
Update: DPReview cover the 35mm f/1.8. "Highly Recommended".