Nikon's New AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Should Feel Familiar

For many photographers, the simple pleasure of shooting with a fast 50mm lens is unmatched. Its no excuse not to make space for it in your bag. It will make your photography teachers so proud.

For many photographers, the simple pleasure of shooting with a fast 50mm lens is unmatched. It's a surprisingly tough experience to get with a DSLR, though, thanks to crop factor. But, Nikon's new 35mm 1.8G is the equivalent of a 52mm lens, which should feel like an old friend when you're looking through the viewfinder. It's sharp, fast and uses an ultra-compact Silent Wave Motor to make operation nearly silent. Plus, it's only $200, which means there's no excuse not to make space for it in your bag. It will make your photography teachers so proud. More details after the jump.