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A Nifty-Fifty equivalent for the D40 and D60,
This review is from: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens (Camera)
A nify-fifty lens (50 mm prime lens) is a standard piece of kit in most photographer's kit. However, with the DX format sensor in the D40 and D60, this new 35mm prime is roughly equivalent to the traditional 50mm.
This is prime lens, meaning that you can't change the zoom. However, you can change the aperture, all the way down to a wide-open aperture of f/1.8. At this aperture size, you'll get an extremely shallow depth of field, resulting in very aesthetically pleasing blurred backgrounds. This maximum aperture size aso means that it's ideal for low-light shooting as you can acheive relatively fast shutter speeds.
This is a very sharp lens, and a great multi-purpose, walkaround lens. It hasn't been off my camera since buying it over a month ago and I've been extremely impressed with its range and versatility.