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Compact, fast f/1.8 prime lens for DX-format cameras

Optimized for DX-format cameras, the compact, lightweight AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G delivers the consistently stunning images you’d expect from a prime lens. Its fast f/1.8 maximum aperture is perfect for low-light shooting and creating softly blurred backgrounds; and its classic “normal” angle of view (approximating what we see with our eyes) makes it a great all-around lens.
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Beautiful background blur

Isolate your subject for a dramatic effect

The secret to creating beautifully blurred backgrounds in your photos and videos is using a lens with a wide maximum aperture. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G’s maximum aperture is f/1.8, which provides complete depth-of-field control for isolating your subject and creating stunning portraits.

Outstanding low-light performance

Shoot in a greater range of conditions

An f/1.8 maximum aperture isn’t just for creating blurred backgrounds—it’s also the key to exceptional low-light performance. With the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G, you’ll be able to shoot in more situations with only the available light—indoors or out, from morning until night.
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Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology.
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AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.
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Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens.
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Rear Focusing System
A system in which only the rear lens group moves during focusing, thus eliminating changes in the physical length of the lens during focusing and enabling faster focusing. Such lenses are designated with RF on the lens barrel.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great lens Great lens. Value for money. Crispy photos with vivid colors. August 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beginners dream I somewhat recently took up photography and was using an 18 - 50mm kit lens. I'd always seen these sort of magazine quality images with perfect contrast and creamy bokeh, and I could nail the composition of my photos but it still wouldn't ever look quite as good. This lens fixed that. It's incredibly sharp, but what's more is that colors pop like crazy on my photos! I got it a few days ago and I can already tell a huge difference with my photography. As an amateur, I'm definitely looking to learn more about photography. This lens will help me in that it is a fixed lens with no zoom, and so forces me to think more about framing the subject and the angle instead of just lazily zooming in or out. My only complaint about this lens is that it somehow has made my camera louder, specifically focusing and shooting. But it's not a big deal. All in all, I recommend this lens to anyone learning photography or looking for an inexpensive, professional looking lens. June 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Look No Further This lens is truly one of the best purchases I've ever made. I use it every single day, and it works for so many kinds of photography. It is perfect for portraits, but also landscapes and scenery. I love this lens so much and don't think I could find a better "everyday" lens if I tried. If you're considering this lens, go ahead and get it, you will NOT be disappointed. May 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
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Can this lens focus when AE-L button is set to AF-ON (back button focusing)?

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I have the lens and it doesn't seem to focus when I have the AE-L button set to AF-ON. I have the D5100 model. Is this normal or a defect?
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Check your custom settings "C1" it is probably in the on position. This automatically klocks the focus when you half depress the shutter release. Switch it to off if you want to cancel.
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I am a Nikon user and have a D7000 with a few other lenses. The one I am currently using the most is the Nikon 18-200 1:35-5.6.

I mostly utilize my camera for family, friends, vacation traveling, kids sports videos, etc...

I have been researching lenses and am looking for a more lightweight lens for vacationing with family ie Disney, Europe etc...

I have read reviews on three websites, but figured asking for my specific use may also be useful information prior to making a final purchasing decision.
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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G has a maximum aperture f/1.8 which is great for for creating blurred backgrounds and it’s also the key to exceptional low-light performance. The f/1.8 aperture provides complete depth-of-field control for isolating your subject and creating stunning portraits of family and friends.
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does this fit D3200

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Yes it does
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is this lens compatible with my d5300 and will it autofocus?

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Fully compatible including auto focus.
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Is AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G is compatible with Nikon D3300?

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Yes, fully compatible.
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not working in Auto Focus mode

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I bought this lens for my D5100, for some reason Auto focus is not working, i tried resetting menu and set it M/A but no luck, any body any suggestion please?
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This AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens is compatible with the D5100 and should autofocus when you press the shutter release button halfway down. The switch on the lens should be set to M/A and your D5100's Focus Mode should be set to AF-A, AF-S or AF-C. Information on setting your Focus Mode starts on page 39 of the D5100 Reference Manual. A copy of the D5100 Reference Manual can be found here: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...

If you continue to have trouble please contact Nikon Support at http://support.NikonUSA.com.
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I am looking to buy a Nikon 3200, as well as a 35mm lens! Will the Nikon work with it?

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Yes, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G will operate with the D3200. For lens suggestions for your D3200, please see: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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Can I use this lens in a coolpix P7100?

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No, the P7100 is a fixed lanes camera.
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Can I use this lense with my Nikon D600?

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The D600 is compatible AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G. In digital SLR cameras, the camera's format refers to the size of its image sensor. Nikon makes a DX-format sensor and an FX-format sensor. The DX-format is the smaller sensor at 24x16mm; the larger FX-format sensor measures 36x24mm which is approximately the same size as 35mm film. The DX sensor makes possible the production of lighter, smaller cameras, but because it covers a smaller portion of the image projected by the lens, a 1.5x crop factor (so called because the smaller sensor crops the image compared to an image from a 35mm film frame) is introduced. This means, for example, a 24mm lens on a DX sensor camera will provide an approximate 36mm view. Here is a link for choosing a lens with your D600: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an....
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moreover, there exist available MTF curves with the same parameters for both?
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You can't shoot at 33mm with a 35mm lens. The MTF curves are only available on the 18-55 at 18 or 55 mm and the 35mm at 35mm.
The 18-55 is a very sharp lens as is the 35mm. The main advantage of the 35mm is it's maximum aperture of f/1.8 making it a superior low light lens with the ability to produce excellent bokeh.
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I was wondering if this lens would work with filming videos. The videos don't have much going on in them, they're just makeup videos and such. I'm looking for an inexpensive lens, and am thinking about purchasing this one. The one that came with my camera's auto focus is quite noisy in videos. Would you guys recommend this lens for video shooting?

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Will work perfect with video but you will still get some autofocus motor noise. If you shoot a lot of video, invest in an external mic such as the Nikon ME-1.
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What kind of warranty is offered with a refurbished lens like this, if any? Thanks.

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Refurbished products have a 90 day warranty.
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M/A with D70?

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Will the Auto focus or M/A setting work with the D70?
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Leave it on m/a and it will autofocus or you can over ride and manual focus just by rotating the focus ring.
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Video at different aperture?

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Hi there. I'm using D3300 and I'm considering buying this lens, but first would love to see some video samples recorded at different aperture settings. Every single video on the web is shoot at 1.8..Where can I find other samples? Thanks.
 
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When shooting video, the aperture setting does not change.
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Manually focus to infinity in the daylight and mark the barrel and the focus ring.
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Does this lens have equal or greater bokeh than the 50mm f/1.8G?

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I bought the 50mm 1.8G for my D3300 before learning that it actually works as a 75mm on my crop sensor. I want that standard 50mm focal length for street photography but I love the sharpness and stunning bokeh of my 50mm. All online reviews I have seen claim the 35mm to be very sharp but also say the bokeh is underwhelming or poor.
 
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Never had a problem with "bokeh" with this lens. It is a fantastic little lens and the price can't be beat. I find it performs best when stopped to f 2.8.
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Is it OK to file off the small projection on camera end of the lens that is preventing it being fixed on D5000 pre fixed with LPS filter?

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I would like to use this lens with D5000 camera that has been pre-fixed with Light Pollution Suppression filter ( Hutech make). The small projection on the camera end of the lens is touching the LPS filter and preventing it being fixed on the body. My other lens does not have this projetion. Can I file off this projection without affecting the working of the lens?
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Touching the internal parts of the camera or lens could result in injury. Repairs should be performed only by qualified technicians. Should the camera or lens break open as the result of a fall or other accident, take the product to a Nikon-authorized service representative.
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When the AF switch is placed in the M position, does it disconnect the drive motor or merely serve as an electrical contact?

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Many of my AF lenses disconnect the drive motor when in the M position. This lens does not. Just asking if this is normal?
 
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The AF switch on this lens switches off the electronic AF-S function when moved to the "M" position.
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Is this lens use canon 60D body?

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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G is used only with Nikon DSLR cameras.
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can i use this lens for fire scenes

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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G has a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture is perfect for low-light shooting and creating softly blurred backgrounds; and its classic “normal” angle of view (approximating what we see with our eyes) makes it a great all-around lens, even for shooting fire. Please see the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G's User's Manual for information on what precautions you should take when shooting fire that could be started with flammable gases.
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Will this work on a nikon em 35mm film camera?

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No, it is desigend for DX bodies only
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is it compatible with D7000

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Yes, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G is fully compatible with the D7000. For additional information on choosing lenses for the D7000 out this helpful article: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-An....
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