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Versatile wide-angle lens for a broad range of uses.

Fast f/2 maximum aperture makes this ideal for low-light, hand-held shooting.

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AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D 4.5 5 12 12
Wonderful Landscape Lens I love this lens for landscapes. Not so wide that you know it was obviously a wide angle. It makes things look natural. The low light capability is excellent at F2. Sharpest at F2.8 or better. See attached photo for how beautiful the perspective of this lens is. Not a bad price either! December 9, 2011
This is a sharp lens Other than a micro lens, this is the first "standard" fixed lens I've used for my DX digital cameras. I expected it to focus sharp because I had read favorable comments about this lens, but it has exceeded my expectations by far. Very fast, very sharp. May 5, 2011
Great lens for the money. Very sharp from f2.8 on, maybe a little soft wide open. Recommended. April 28, 2011
small and sharp This small lens offers good sharpness, especially in the center. Quick focus and good contrast make it attractive for moderate wide angle shots. Mine is sharp and solid. The fast F2 aperture is useable for low light shots. April 15, 2011
Great prime lens for digital at modest cost I am convinced that even the best of the wide and prime range zoom lenses still give up sharpness to fixed focal length lenses, not to mention speed, and the better and faster zooms are painfully expensive. The 35 f/2 substitutes for the traditional 50mm in digital (effectively 52mm on my D1x). This lens is surprisingly inexpensive, and though probably no match for a 50mm 1.4 or 1.8, still remarkably sharp compared to zoom lenses around this range, and much faster than the consumer level zooms. The focal length is flexible for a wide array of situations so I need nothing between my 12-24 and my 80-200 other than this 35. April 14, 2011
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comaprison of af-s dx nikkor 35mm f/1.8g and af nikkor 35mm f/2d for Nikon D7000

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I'd like a sharp "standard" lens for my Nikon D7000, I know the DX lens is for digital only but I'm confused as to whether the standard AF NIKKOR 35mm f/2D lens might offer sharper photos even though it's not specifically for digital cameras.
 
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I believe another big difference is that the DX lens is for the crop sensor that the D7000 has and the f2d is for a full size sensor so on the D7000 it will render closer to a 50mm lens. I have the dx lens and am considering getting the f2d also to have something closer to a prime 50 mm on my D7000. The dx lens is an amazingly sharp and beautiful lens for the money and I love for shooting video, great dof.
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I haven't used the older f2D lens, but the 35 1.8 is a phenomenal lens for the money. It is very sharp and the AF is super fast and quiet.
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Nikon offers two types of autofocus digital camera bodies: those with a built-in focus drive motor and those which require a lens to have a motor. Cameras such as the D7000 do have a focus motor in it so you are able to use the 35mm lens and you will be able to achieve AF.
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Will this work with a d5300?

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The AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D lens will not autofocus on the D5300 but is otherwise compatible. For 35mm lenses that will autofocus on the D5300 consider the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED lens or the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens. Please see this page for more information on choosing lenses for the D5300 https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an....
 
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Manual focus only, neither the lens or the camera have built in focus motors. You need lenses designated with AF-S or the older AF-I
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Yes but will manual focus only.
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will this lens work with the D7000? (AF NIKKOR 35mm f/2D)? I tried it with my brother's D3100, and it doesnt work.

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The D7000 has a built in focus motor so yes unlike the D3100.
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Cameras such as the D3100 do not have a focus motor in it so they require the lens to have the focusing motor – an “AF-S” lens. While these bodies can use a lens with no focus motor (an “AF” lens) you would have to manually turn the focus ring to bring the subject in to sharp focus. Since the D7000 has a built-in motor for AF this lens is fully functional with it.
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is this lense compatable with my D40X?

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yep!
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Yes it is compatable, however it will be manual focus only.
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Will this lens work with my D3100 ?

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It will.work but you will not have autofocus. The D3100 does not have a focus motor and neither does the lens I suggest the AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm1.8 g.
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Yes, but will be manual focus only.
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Angle of view on D300s

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It is my understanding that this lens on a DX frame will give the same angle of view as a 50mm lens would on a full-frame camera. So if I want a "natural" angle of view, the normal lens for my D300s would be either a 50 mm DX lens (which Nikon apparently does not make) or a 35mm FX lens, like this one. Is that correct? So if I wanted a "normal" prime lens for every-day use, my best option would actually be a 35mm FX lens in order to get a natural angle of view, not the 50mm that I am always reading about -- because on my camera, that would wind up looking more like an 85mm zoom. Have I got that right?
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Both a 35mm FX lens or a 35mm DX lens will give you the angle of view equivalent to 52.5mm in full frame format. The DX lens would be optimized for use on a DX format camera and would therefore be lighter and more compact than an FX lens, but both types would carry the 1.5 crop. The DX version would also not be suitable for use on an FX camera due to the crop, while an FX lens can be used on either format.
 
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Yes, the crop is 1.5, so the 35 would give you 52 mm of view and the 50 would be 75 mm.
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Compatable with d7100?

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Does this lens work with the D7100? Will the camera be able to focus it or will I have to do that manually?
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Yes, the lens is compatible and will auto focus. The D7100 has a built in screw drive to focus the lens.

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Yes it will "work" with the D7100 and it will autofocus.
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it will work but you won't have autofocus.
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is it fit for D7000?

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I have this lens it works on my D90, bit when I attach it to my D3X I get a lens error code

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Make sure you haven't inadvertently disengaged the aperture lock and taken the lens off f/22. If f/stop is in the correct position, be sure to listen for the lens to click into place in the lens mount, otherwise you may not be making a complete connection with the body. Finally, carefully clean the contacts on lens and body with a cotton swab dipped in lens cleaning fluid, to ensure a quality connection. There is no incompatibility issue with the D3X.
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