The Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 G lens offers both a wide angle and a wide aperture, ideal for blurring the background and shooting in low light. The lens is also compatible with DX or APS-C format Nikon DSLRs, where the focal length will be closer to a 50mm standard. The lens produces excellent bokeh and offers a much wider aperture than what's available on most zoom lenses. The design is solid and the lens will easily fit into your bag.
While the Nikkor f/1.8 35mm offers an excellent maximum aperture for a reasonable price, Nikon's comparable f/1.4 offers the better image quality. While the f/1.8 produces good images, the f/1.4 is excellent. But, with a much higher price tag, the f/1.8 is a solid choice for photographers on a budget.