I had brand new (2-month) Nikon D90 cam, with 35-105mm lens. I planned to get a new Portrait lens. I tried out a 35mm 1:1.8 lens from my cousin. I'm impressed by it.
I read from one of the website that said this lens would be great for A fast, light, inexpensive normal lens for Nikon's DX cameras, especially for use in low-light without flash. But for Film or FX cameras. For larger DX cameras with built-in autofocus motors like the D50, D80, D90 and D300, getting a 35mm f/2 AF-D instead will also work on FX cameras should you upgrade later.
Because this is a new hobby, not sure how long it will last me. I'm willing to spend maximum S$400 for a new portrait lens. With this amount, what brand/model can I get?