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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.
Silent Wave Motor
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Rear Focusing

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
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
Excellent general purpose lens. I use the 35 mm f1.8 prime lens along with my 18-55 Kit lens and 55-200 tele-zoom lens. Light weight camera bag but 28 mm up to 300 mm range (D3100 DSLR) for nature and travel pictures. Recommended for all. July 10, 2014
AMAZING FOR EVERY TYPE OF SHOOTER! From beginners to the very experienced, this lens produces great sharp and bright images on DX Camersa such as my D3100 and FX such as my D800. All around lesns, amazing price, crazy light. Nice quality plastic. June 13, 2014
Great All-Purpose Lens I love this lens! It has good build quality and the focal length is perfect for shooting walk around photography without any distortion. Images are super-sharp and it adds just the right amount of weight to my D7100 camera. Low-light photography is excellent! I highly recommended trying one out! May 31, 2014
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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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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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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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