Excerpt: I bought this lens for indoor/low light photography and as an introduction to using primes lenses. Sharpness is good throughout the aperture range and with a Nikon DX body it is a nice light weight package that is easy to carry everywhere.
Pros: Good First Prime Lens, Lightweight
Cons: Back focus, Distracting Bokeh, Heavy Ca, Poor in Low Light
Excerpt: I have used this lens very less since buying. Recently, when my 18-105mm broke, I had to use this full-time with D7100, on a trip to Mexico City. I also tried the 70-300mm (too long for tourist use).
Summary: *** 3 Stars, because of its price *** Why buy a 35mm FX (Full Frame) lens? I own a D7100 (a DX body) along with 85mm and 50mm f1.8 FX primes, and these are too narrow on D7100 for group shots, effectively portrait solutions only.