Excerpt: I returned the first lens that I bought, as it wouldn't focus correctly and the manual focus ring felt very cheap and didn't stop clockwise or counterclockwise when used. I found that the new lens did not have focusing issues, takes nice, crisp pictures, but has the same issue with the focus ring. If I had it to do again, I would have paid a bit more and bought a Sigma lens.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: I tried this before eventually getting the Sigma f/1.4 instead. I just didn't think the lens was that great in terms of focus, sharpness, bokeh, and general photo quality. I compared shots I took with this to ones I took with my 70-200 and zoom was just better all-around. SO, back it went and now I'm trying the Sigma- it's more $ but I'd rather invest it in a better lens that I love than one I'm ok with.
Excerpt: This lens is pretty sharp but not as sharp as some of the Canon primes I have seen (my dad shoots Canon). I might try the 50mm 1.4 instead, but I admittedly prefer the 35mm focal length for indoor use (less cramped in tight spaces).
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: Nice addition to DX lenses, has great sharpness and bokeh at f/1.8 to f/2.2. I'm still testing this lens, but my initial impression is that this could become my walk-around, general purpose lens also. 35mm lens on DX is the equivalent of 52mm full size. Images feel very natural and distortion free. Very light, very compact lens.
Excerpt: I am overall pleased with the lens. I also have a 50mm f/1.4 that REALLY like. If I had to pick one, the 50 would win. I am evaluating the 35 by contrasting with the 50, which might not be fair. Also possibly important to point out (although since I am using a DX lens, I think it might be obvious?
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, In Decent Light, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I have tried it with D3000 and D90<br />It works quite well with my cameras with high shutter speed. However, when it comes down to lower shutter speed it is really hard to grasp sharp images even in stable stand. <br /><br />For starters, do not be discouraged to buy this lens. It is a good start. I've taken great portraits with this on ISO 200 and sold them to my customers. <br /><br />Just avoid using it with lower shutter speed.