Nikon's just announced a new normal prime lens to take the place of the old bog-standard 50/1.8 24x36 lens in the reduced-sensor firmament: the Nikon 35mm ƒ/1.8G AF-S DX.
While new prime lenses are always of interest in these precincts, beyond that this is a bit of a disappointment. It's erroneously listed under "Wide Angle" at Nikon USA, when it should be under "Standard." But speaking of that, why are manufacturers having such a hard time simply translating standard WA focal lengths to APS-C? I'd have been a lot more excited about a) a 35/1.8 FX lens, so we could take our pick how to use it (on FX or DX cameras), or b) a 35mm ƒ/1.8-equivalent DX lens. A 52.5mm-equivalent DX lens—i.e., this one—limps in a distant third. First a new 50 and then a new 35 DX? At the very least, they could have made it a 30mm. Or a 28mm, given that they're apparently so attached to legacy focal length numbers.
Well, no—at the very least, they could have made it FX, because I suppose this means that now we're not going to get a medium-speed, medium-price 35mm FX lens. I suppose the next lens in this focal length that'll be coming along will be a humungous 35mm ƒ/1.2 FX lens that weighs two pounds and costs $1,200. Grump.
But if this is what you wanted, well, here ya go.
(Thanks to Eolake)
UPDATE: See also "On Second Thought..."