It is designed for use on DX format bodies, and isn't fully compatible with Nikon's growing FX format camera range. The fast F1.8 maximum aperture admits more than four times as much light as the AF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR DX kit lens, which is useful for shooting in low light while keeping shutter speeds reasonably high. The 'Silent Wave Motor' allows autofocus on all of Nikon's DSLR bodies, with the added bonus of allowing the user to tweak focus manually in AF mode if desired.
35mm focal length; fast F1.8 maximum aperture
Silent Wave Motor allows autofocusing on all Nikon DSLRs
Full-time manual focus override
For DX format cameras