AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
Lens is extremely sharp but will not focus on the intended subject. I have tried it on 4 different bodies, D2Hs, D2X, D7000 and D40X. It focuses behind the intended subject on all four bodies. A focus adjustment of +20 on my D7000 is not enough to bring the intended subject into focus.
I sent it to Nikon for warranty service. I hope they fix it and do not try to tell me it's normal.
May 16, 2011
This is an outstanding lens (and definitely worth the $200US pricetag) only when it is working.
I'm not sure if I just got a lemon, but I have problems with the aperture fins sticking wide open. Even though the metering on my camera's LED readout says the shot should come out well-exposed at higher apertures (i.e. f/ > 1.8), the stuck lens causes most photos to be extremely over-exposed.
I sent it back to Nikon repair and it was thoroughly cleaned, but the lens still sticks wide open.
July 31, 2010
Stay Away from Refurb
Ordered this refurb right from the Nikon site, had done a lot of research and decided on this over the Sigma 30mm f1.4, price was great. Shipped quickly got it here and it looked great. Popped it on my camera and the A/F is so slow that my Grandmother with cataracts can focus faster than this thing can. Very disappointed with Nikon, this lens was either never fully tested or if it was, it should never have left the bench. RMA Number requested.
October 13, 2011
Reconditioned is a no... buy new
wonderful lens that everyone should own. However if you are going to get this lens, purchase it new. I purchased mine Reconditioned. Regrettably after the warranty period has expired the lens is having focusing problems. Continual hunting and searching, and unable to maintain focus. I will repurchase this lens new when they become available. I have learned my lesson...
April 14, 2011