It's been a very long time since I've been back on here, but due to winter break I won't have to return to class or work for a couple weeks, so I'm hoping I can get a few posts in. Recently, on some random day, a Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 lens was gifted to me, so of course I've spent the last couple days testing it out.
In regards to the lens, I couldn't be happier. I had been shooting with the standard 18-55mm kit lens that came with my D3100 for the last couple years and while I was always impressed with it's versatility, it hardly compares with this new lens in terms of overall quality.
Generally, it seems to do well at many different shot scales, however it's most ideal with extreme close-ups and portraits.
I also tried to mess around with long exposure. I suppose I should invest in a good tripod.
It works well with low-key lighting as well. Overall, I would highly suggest this as a primary lens to any Nikon users out there, especially if you aren't looking to drop a ton of money on gear. For that reason I think it's great for enthusiasts and amateurs such as myself.