Good lens, I had one for a little while. I had the ais version, the version right before the latest model, which I think is still being made by Nikon today. I just don't use the 35mm focal length too much. On my nikons I prefer my 28mm f2. Nice solid lenses all around, but it's really amazing to compare it to something like the CV 35mm 1.4 which is just tiny and just as sharp or even sharper. Still kinda blows my mind when you have them side by side.
One is built for and SLR the other not... it doesn't have to "act like a 35mm" with the elements clearing a mirror.