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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.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology.
AS
AS
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.
M/A
M/A
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.
Rear Focusing
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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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
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
SIMPLY AMAZING!!!!!! 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
Incredible lens! I purchased this glass for use with my [new] Nikon D7100, and I was absolutely thrilled with the shots I achieved! It's lightweight, inexpensive, and really fun to use, actually. It's really great when you are shooting in low-light situations. I am enthralled by this lens; the magnificent clarity, the amazingly smooth bokeh, the astounding depth of field, and the solid feel and flawless performance. I would recommend this to any photographer; the beginner, the enthusiast, and the professional. August 11, 2014
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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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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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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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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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Manually focus to infinity in the daylight and mark the barrel and the focus ring.
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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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Is this compatible with Nikon D5300

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I ordered a Nikon D5300 body only. Is this compatible with Nikon D5300?
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Fully compatible.
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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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is this compatible with the D3200?

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Yes it is, lens has built in focus motor. The-S designation means is has a built in silent wave focus motor.
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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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