Updated: Jul 11, 2020
I currently use a Nikon D3300 which is the cheapest DSLR in the Nikon DSLR family and also it is now over 4 years older, it has a lot of problems like no movable screen and very slow shutter. etc but I still love using it . The Reason is the lens I have the Nikon 35mm - f/1.8 lens , it is in a single word awesome. My camera may be inferior compared to the other models but the lens makes up all for it. So remember one thing , a cheap camera body with an expensive lens is much better than the expensive camera body and cheap lens combo.
I also have two kit lenses which are 18-55mm and 55-200mm but to be honest I feel the glass in my 35mm lens is way superior and more fun to use. The picture quality is considerably better than the kit lenses I have. Don't get me wrong the kit lenses and my Nikon D3300 camera body are very good , I enjoy using it a lot and quality is not bad, I love Nikon Colours, its somewhat peppy and also has good raw mode ( Only for Photo ). Actually 4 years ago I bought this camera for two reasons , it was cheap for its features like 60Fps video and 24Mp which no other competitor was offering at that price and secondly its interface and ease of use which I love about Nikon but thats again a personal choice.
So, coming back to the main reasons why I like this lens is the Beautiful Bokeh, amazing picture quality and texture. I bought this lens for around Rs.9000 ($ 120 ) which was almost 50% cheaper than its original price and it is worth every penny. I honestly don't have money right now to invest in expensive lenses and cameras but this considerably inexpensive lens has helped me produced some of my beautiful work and in turn help me get quite a few clients, Without waiting I want show some of my work with this lens.
So, as you can see it is also very good in low light and it looks much more professional than the other kit lenses. This lens is lovely and perfect for portrait, fashion, product and of course low light photography. It performs wonderfully for those purpose but it isn't so good for landscape photography as it is not so wide and in lower aperture like f/1.8 everything wouldn't be in focus. But overall this lens is compact and very easy to use.
In Conclusion, I would like to say that this lens is very good for beginners who has started doing photography with a DSLR because of its simplicity and at the same time higher quality . This lens pushes you for more creativity and I am quite glad with the experience of its performance. If you are a beginner and want to try something new with your DSLR consider not buying all the kit lens, maybe include one of them and with that invest in the 35mm - f/1.8 lens, I promise you won't regret it.