Most Nikkor primes produce images that run right down my lane -- I just like 'em -- and the 35 is in that bunch. I can see it being a somewhat boring lens due to focal length but sometimes you just need that boring length, i.e. the "normal" FL -- whatever that is. I think I detect a little shutter release button push type camera shake in your night shots. Gotta be careful if you are shooting at or slower than 1X the FL in shutter speed. That button push will fuzz you up every time if you're not careful.But I am not sure about it, what say you?