AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
A MUST for every DX shooter
I've used this product for quite a time.
At first glance, the fit and finish looks good, light, easy to handle. The SWM is a great addition for users of all entry level camera bodies, AF speed is acceptable and MF override is possible.
Image quality wise, TREMEDOUS, it goes beyond my expectation even at widest aperture (though contrast dropped just a little), sharpness is great at the center, the corner is not bad, then everywhere looked tack-sharp just around F2.8 - 4. Background blur is a little harsh wide-opened and becomes most pleasing around F2.8
All in all, if you're a DX shooter, go to buy this lens now, I know you'll love this just like me.
July 30, 2010
Amazing for journalism photography
I'm one of the photographers in my school's yearbook program. This lens has been amazing every step of the way.
-First off, it is extremely lightweight which is awesome because I can focus on photography instead of struggling with camera shake like my friends who use the school's huge canon zoom lenses
-Focus is very fast when in viewfinder mode.
-Photos are tack sharp
-Obviously, it's very fast shutter speed due to aperture options
-However, there is a slight purple/magenta chromatic aberration in some pictures.
-very versatile, from portraits to basketball games
-cheap lens but still very good quality photos
January 25, 2015
Excellent, Small, Low Light, and Sharp Every Day Lens
This DX 35mm f/1.8 lens is an excellent value. Its resolution rivals that of FX lenses three times the cost. The image below was taken with a Nikon D40 camera body at a shutter speed of 1/125 of s second, an aperture of f/1.8, an ISO of 560, Auto White Balance, and Matrix Metering.
November 3, 2014
Although this lens is a prime lens, it is very versatile ! If you are looking for a lens that is compact and can offer a little of everything this is the lens for you. It works beautifully as a macro lens capturing small details. But is tack sharp at longer focal lengths. This is one of my new favorites! I think for the price you really can't go wrong. This is my 5th lens I have purchased from Nikon and its nothing short of amazing!!!
October 1, 2014
A must have lens for the DX format camera
If you have a DX format camera and do not have this lens you are missing out. Everything about this lens is fantastic. It is in my opinion the best value lens on the market as far as price vs performance goes. This lens is on my camera 90% of the time. It is my go to lens for portraits, street, candid and all around people photography. If you want to take your photography up a few notches from the kit lens you can not do any better for the money than this lens.
September 25, 2014