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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 35 mm f/1.8G

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Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF-S DX 35 mm f/1.8G
Lens style Normal
Focal length 35 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.8
Angle of view 44 o
Closest focusing distance 0.3 m
Maximum magnification 1:6.25
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type SWM
Lens Construction 8 elements / 6 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 70 x 52.5 mm
Weight 210 g
Additional information One aspherical lens. Anounced: Feb 09, 2009
Average rating (25 owners reviews)
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4.27 Good
Owners reviews (25)
  1. Pcbrinkman
    Pcbrinkman 17 July 2017, 18:53
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    IP 77.173.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 215
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: AF accuracy unreliable AF speed quite slow Not as sharp as many say (my opinion) Focus shift (spherical abberation) when using close focus point

    Pros: 1.8 aperture (of course) Size and weight

    Summary: I\'ve tried a few copies and this lens can\'t convince me. I\'m using a AF-p 18-55 now over a year, which is sharper. AF speed is much faster en tag on always. I tried this lens as a low light indoor but the combination 18-55 + bounce flash still is better. Quite some shots are out of focus in low light (where you want to use it). If using aperture from 2.2-3.5 focus shift is significant when shooting at closest focus distance. Summarized: AF is not reliable at low light (which is the probably one of the most important reasons to buy it) and image quality is not as good as the kit lens...

  2. Vincent V
    Vincent V 21 December 2015, 23:32
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    IP 83.87.x.x
    Owner since: 5 years
    Price: € 17
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Some CA, but that's easy to remove in Lightroom

    Pros: Very sharp, lightweight, much better picture quality than most kit lenses

    Summary: great value for the money

  3. Gabe M
    Gabe M 16 July 2015, 21:54
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    IP 71.232.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: relatively high chromatic aberration, not very smooth focus ring

    Pros: Fantastic sharpness, contrast, color even wide open. Metal mount with rubber sealing. Small and lightweight, yet solidly built.

    Summary: For the low price, every DX photographer deserves one. A noticeably better performer than any kit lens at the same focal length.

  4. Colossus
    Colossus 30 October 2013, 15:34
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    IP 184.160.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: $220. CAN
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: not rating yet!

    Pros: not rating yet! Still waiting/confuse for decision! D or G versionbody!

    Summary: I will like to ask Roger, or all other users about build quality. Here we talking about the poor quality of the G version. Is the D version of the this 35mm, will be better in D version, like the 50mm 1.8D ? Wish one body you think will be better, more solid. The D or the G body?

  5. d7k
    d7k 24 July 2013, 05:08
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    IP 223.228.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 13k INR
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: I DON'T CARE ABOUT LITTLE CA.

    Pros: BEST DX LENS. 1000 $ QUALITY @ 100 $.

    Summary: IF YOU HAVE A DX BODY, JUST PICK THIS AWESOME GLASS. NOTHING BETTER YOU'LL GET.

  6. Tabkhwan
    Tabkhwan 10 July 2013, 04:14
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    IP 202.29.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 260 USD
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: - not good at distortion and CA - plastic body - hard bokeh

    Pros: - Extremely sharp even at F1.8 - compact body and light weight - fit for DX body (x1.5)

    Summary: - good for everyday snap - for poor light situation

  7. Kme
    Kme 3 April 2013, 10:45
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    IP 195.76.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 190 €
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: HUGE chromatic aberrations in high contrast images (purple) , LOTSssss of flares when light sources are in front of you (specially in night photos) with and without filter, horrible performance in that situations. @f1.8-2 is as sharp as mi kit lens, so .. nothing extraordinary here.

    Pros: smooth operation, lightweight, good bokeh , the aperture is great for taking photos without flash, the focal distance on DX format is good for portraits and indoor photos.

    Summary: If you are gonna use it mainly for night (with light sources), you'll got lots of flares, so avoid it. For other situations is a funny lens. A bit dissaponted with this lens.

  8. D7000D800E
    D7000D800E 12 August 2012, 20:58
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    IP 41.159.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: € 16
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Edge sharpness and CAs overall

    Pros: Extreme sharpness in center

    Summary: At this price buy it and find the occasion to use it. It's for DX cameras if you want to follow the 1/3 rule, the sharpness at that par of the frame may be better served by a 50mm AF-D at f5.6.

  9. JPL
    JPL 9 June 2012, 14:59
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    IP 84.193.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: 200 euro
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: A bit harsh bokeh wide open (but gets better stopped down), also soft corners @ f/1.8.

    Pros: Sharp!! From f/2.2 on, it's sharp across the (dx-)frame. Fast AF action and very accurate too. Build quality is quite good considering the affordable price, much better than any kit lens.

    Summary: Nikon dx-shooters should all have this lens in their bag! It's ideal for lots of things, e.g. indoor portraits, small concerts, or any other low light situation where the use of a flash is unwanted or just not allowed.

  10. kgp
    kgp 28 May 2012, 21:38
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    IP 79.131.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 200 euros
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Bokeh is not so good, build quality could it be better, focus ring is not smooth... but hey, this is a 200 euro lens!

    Pros: Sharp @ f/1.8-2.8, very very sharp from f/2.8 and beyond.

    Summary: A must for Nikon DX users!

  11. srk
    srk 6 March 2012, 10:58
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    IP 195.68.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 200E
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: AF not reliable. Bokeh can be nervous at times.

    Pros: Great value for money, sharp.

    Summary: Does the job.

  12. Max
    Max 14 February 2012, 20:03
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    IP 141.225.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: $150
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: -

    Pros: Awesome bokeh and really small in size. Allows me to take photos in low light with outstanding quality without having to use flash!

    Summary: Every Nikonian should have this lens in the bag IMHO

  13. Gianfranco
    Gianfranco 26 December 2011, 11:28
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    IP 2.39.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 220€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Heavy Chromatic Aberration when fully open, DX-only

    Pros: Sharp, reasonably resistant to flare, it's the "normal" lens for DX cameras at a reasonable price

    Summary: A competitively priced but DX-only normal lens, sharp but prone to heavy CA in low-light situations

  14. AbuAhmad
    AbuAhmad 17 November 2011, 16:43
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    IP 175.136.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: RM700
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: huntinf AF in low contrast area, somee copy front focus,

    Pros: sharp wide open, usefull indoor & outdoor,

    Summary: buy it asap, & dun buy flooded nikon gear in thailand arrive ! maybe next 2 month, test for focus accuracy using chart b4 u purchase

  15. Aedos
    Aedos 17 November 2011, 16:37
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    IP 175.136.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: RM 770
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: flat bokeh, poor in AF for low contrast scene.

    Pros: sharp wide open, light, small, normal & very usefull. keeper. my 50mm 1.4G lean in dry container since then

    Summary: must hv for DX shooters, better sharpness than 50mm 1.4G at f 1.8

  16. Cod2ks
    Cod2ks 20 August 2011, 06:15
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    IP 115.133.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: US$200
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: None at all!

    Pros: Sharp wide open at centre, sharper at f/2.8, Light weight, Small, Right Price, Good built quality although plastic.

    Summary: I bought it when it first lauched to the market, at that time i still have not tried others lens except the kit lens for my Nikon D40, sold it later with my D40 and bought D60,D80,D3000,D3100,D5000 and have tried 50mmf1.8D, 50mmf1.4D, i 've cpmpared it to pictures taken with the 35mm f1.8G, This 35mm f1.8G Lens produced much much sharper images than it brothers wide open! Buy one , you will not be disappointed!

  17. asaspasas6
    asaspasas6 21 July 2011, 12:13
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    IP 93.96.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price:
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: not much to say

    Pros: very sharp, good for low light conditions. good for portraits & landscapes. very small, light will fit in everyones bag.

    Summary: Excellent value for many, would say must have lens in everyones bag !!!!

  18. SecondReview
    SecondReview 27 June 2011, 01:28
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    IP 24.202.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 220$CAD
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Visible distortion for a prime lens (but easy to correct by software) AF not very fast No distance mark

    Pros: Small and light AF accurate Very nice image quality Affordable

    Summary: At that price, on a DX camera, it's a must have for beginners (and others) to enjoy low light and background blur capabilities offered by dslrs.

  19. sushi
    sushi 4 April 2011, 23:35
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    IP 82.120.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 200 euros
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: dx format only

    Pros: image quality

    Summary: very nice lens for amateur

  20. Alesh
    Alesh 4 April 2011, 14:57
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    IP 213.220.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: €200
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Average build quality, CAs, slower AF, not wide or long angle - 50mm with DX camera

    Pros: f1.8, metal mount, hood, low weight, excelent resolution on f4, SWM, price

    Summary: Ideal fix focus lens for every Nikon (DX) users

  21. TomasX
    TomasX 29 March 2011, 11:08
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    IP 195.113.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Very cheap build quality, longitudinal chromatic aberation, slow autofocus, no VR.

    Pros: Absolutely amazing image quality at F1.8 in about 75% range from center to edge, without competition at F1.8 at such low price. At F2 extreme difference against AF 35/2D. By F2.8-F5.6 sharper than most of amateur lenses, which has f=35mm. Nice colors, precise focusing, lightweight and very, very cheap for its high optical value.

    Summary: Amazing cheap DX lens for 35mm and F1.8 usage. Low cost - cheap build.

  22. Jose Rocha
    Jose Rocha 17 February 2011, 18:51
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    IP 2.81.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 199 €
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Some purple fringing wide open, no focus distance marks, very difficult to focus on infinity unless with the help of Live View (for astronomy shots).

    Pros: Nice build quality, light but solid construction, excellent sharpness wide open at the center, very good sharpness at the corners starting right at f/2.2, beautiful color reproduction, spot-on exposure all time.

    Summary: Just get it! This is the lens that made me start to feel in love with primes! Very useful focal length!

  23. kgp
    kgp 27 January 2011, 16:37
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    IP 94.66.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price:
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Kind of "dry" bokeh, but for this price i guess you get what you paid for...

    Pros: Super light Razor sharp (but you have to stop it above f/2.8) Ideal focal length prime lens for DX (equal to 52.5mm) Very cheap!

    Summary: The best value for money ratio! You should bought one just for the sharpness!

  24. Malou
    Malou 13 December 2010, 11:34
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    IP 193.194.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 200€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: No distance scale.

    Pros: Very good image quality over all aperture range. Great features/price ratio.

    Summary: Great complementary of a classic zoom. The lens for shoting in poor light without flash, 35mm ensure all possibility from subject indoor to landscape. Good field deepness with f/1.8...

  25. Roger
    Roger 30 July 2010, 11:20
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    IP 80.134.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 200 Euros
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Build quality below average, focus ring doesn't feel smooth, no distance scale. Chromatic aberrations can appear (but can be removed by camera or software).

    Pros: Excellent sharpness even at f/1.8, low vignetting. Nice out of focus-blur. Excellent contrast.

    Summary: A great lens for little money. A bargain.