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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
Crisp, Clean Colors in a Light Fast Lens Excellent for use with my D300 as a low-light normal lens or my D700 as a full frame landscape or Group Portrait lens. No visible distortion and crisp, clean colors translates to a print straight out of the camera. No need to apply any software lens corrections. Easy enough to carry all day on the camera and get Pro quality images from any format Nikon. October 10, 2010
Perfect prime lens for DX format This is a great lens for DX format cameras. It translates to a 52mm; which is a perfect standard prime focal length. I use it for portraits, and it stays on my camera more than my 50/1.4 lens (which I love also). The 35/2.0D lens is very fast, extremely sharp from 2.8 up (even nicely sharp wide open). Great color, contrast and image quality...a must have for DX cameras. July 30, 2010
So much quality in such a small lens For FX cameras, this is a great lens for everyday use. I have most of the time mounted it in my D700. For DX cameras it is more suited to portraits as it gives a narrower view. Back to FX, this lens will perform correctly both for portraits, still nature or even not too wide landscapes. As a bonus it has a minimal focusing distance rather short, compared to other fixed lenses, which allows for more extreme close-ups than usual. Its maximum apperture of f/2 it is a bit soft, colors are not so well captured, and most of the time the depth-of-field is too narrow. I almost never use it. In fact most of the time, when speed is mandatory, I normally stick at f/2.8 where its performance and sharpness are simply excellent. July 30, 2010
small but fine Good lens, very sharp in the range f/2.8-5.6, small enough to take it with for every travel. Helpful when there is not enough light around. August 20, 2010
Good Lens This is a very good lens. The optics are great, it's reasonably small, lightweight, fairly well built, pretty much everything you could want. July 31, 2010
The best all-around low-light wide angle lens I've gone back and forth trying to decide what prime lenses to own for my various nikon cameras that range from 35mm manual focus to DX and FX digital. I love the 35mm focal length because I find it IDEAL for full frame and still useful on DX. The Nikon 35 with its f/2 maximum aperture serves as my night/evening walk-around lens. Coupled with my D700, I can capture some great low-light images, even if they're in motion. I appreciate the good build quality, compact size and manual aperture ring (needed on my FM3A). It's a real joy walking around with just a prime lens sometimes. My only small complaints are it's price compared to the Nikon 35mm AF-S f/1.8 DX prime (an amazing bargain if you only shoot DX), and it's average amount of distortion compared to my Nikon 28mm AI-s lens (a true benchmark design with ZERO distortion). Overall I think this lens strikes the best overall balance for my varied needs. July 30, 2010
Oily aperture blades, common problem for this lens. My serial number 347XXX lens is going in for service to clean oil from the aperture blades. This a very common problem for this lens and I can only find folklore that suggests Nikon ever fixed the problem effectively. In fact, when I bought my lens the problem was supposed to be history. June 14, 2012
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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 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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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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Yes t is compatible.
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Nikon does not recommend that you attempt to lube or otherwise repair your lens on your own. If you are in the USA please visit http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Service-And-Support/Service-And-Repair.page for service information. If you are located outside of the USA, you can find service information for your area on http://www.nikon.com.
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Will it work on an F5?

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