AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
Lightweight, good color/contrast, good responsiveness.
May 25, 2014
The best value lens Nikon makes
I already have a 50mm 1.8/G for use on FX, which I use with my D600, so I almost decided not to buy this lens. However, the price is too good to pass up. I have been very pleased with this decision. Focusing capability is quite fast on my D7100, and the pictures are clean and crisp. Low light performance is great. Bokeh isn't quite as nice as the 50/1.8, but when used stopped down their performance is equal. I especially enjoy how light the 35mm is and it is well sized to match a DX body.
May 12, 2014
#1 lens you need for DX camera
If I have to keep only one lens for my D5100 or D200 it would be this 35mm 1.8. When I go on vacation and I know I have to walk a lot I just take one this lens and never miss any other lenses. Very simple to use, nothing gets in your way, yet excellent quality, colors. Very good in low light.
Fast, very sharp, light and inexpensive. You can't go wrong with this one for your DX Nikon body.
May 9, 2014
Great Lens, Takes great shots and has a nice wide angle. I just have the kit lens that came with my 3200 (18-55mm) and I use both lenses but this lens is the one I use the most because it takes wider shots and is better in my opinion for portraits.
May 8, 2014
I must say the first time I took this lens out on a shoot I was very impressed! The clarity, the sharpness, the fast focus. This is now one of my go to lenses. If you are trying to choose between the 50mm and this 35mm this is the lens I recommend.
May 6, 2014
Love this lens
Just received this in the mail a few days ago and am loving the pictures. You will definitely need to move a lot more because it doesn't zoom at all. I have a lot to learn but so far so good!!!
May 4, 2014
Great lens for the entry level user and advanced users.
I bought this lens about two years ago. I first bought the 50mm 1.8G and loved using that lens for everything. However I wanted something wider. I looked for a while and was stuck between this lens and the older 35mm f2 AF-D.
At the time I wasn't really into video so this lens fit the bill for my needs perfectly. I still use it today, this is one of the best lenses you can buy for a DX Nikon body. Its sharp, quick to focus and well built. Plus its price makes it a no brainer.
This lens will allow you cameras image sensor to really capture all the little details you've been missing out on. If you thought your camera took great pictures with the kit lens, then slap one of these on you camera and you'll see an improvement in overall detail. Plus you'll be able to better isolate your subjects since this lens has the ability to create a shallow depth of field, which allows people to concentrate on what you were trying to capture. Plus it adds a more pleasing look to your photographs.
On a DX body this lens has an equivalent field of view of 52.5mm which is good for portraits and general photography. This lens is great for both indoor and outdoor photography. You just have to keep in mind that you'll be using your feet allot to "zoom in and out". But that's what prime lenses are all about. Its adds in a bit of a challenge at times, and increases the "fun factor". I really love shooting with prime lenses.
This lens has served me well. It has taught me allot and I have gotten some great images with it.
April 19, 2014
The best 35mm lens like... Ever.
I love this lens. I am a 14 year old so money isn't abundant but this is a lens for me and every millionaire photographer out there! It is an amazing lens! So sharp I cut my self on it (Yup, I just said that) And at 1.8, It is amazing.
March 19, 2014
Purchased from local store for the online price. great lens and great product from nikon
amazing sharpness for the pictures great value for money.
February 15, 2014
This lens will get 75% of the time on my d5100
I had 3 lenses before this one. The kit lens (18-55) that came with the d5100, a 200mm sigma small telephoto and the manual 50MM nikon lens. I just got this one yesterday after extensive research on my next lens and I have to say I am dully impressed. I can tell instantly that the clarity and bokeh on this one is sweet. I can't wait to test it some more!
February 2, 2014
PLEASE TELL ME IF MY LENS UNDER WARRANTY OR PROTECTION
January 26, 2014
Sharp as a tack
I love this lens -- very sharp, great for low light conditions, good Bokeh. Good lens for tight spaces. I used it on my old D90 and now on my D7100. This is my go-to lens for sharp pictures of people.
January 18, 2014
Sharp, Versatile and Easy to Use
After reading loads of positive reviews about the 35mm/1.8, I bought it for a three day trip to Cannon Beach for New Year's. Having used it for a week now, I can say I've been nothing but impressed by this little lens.
It has a solid feel, is fast, produces sharp photos in almost every situation. I'm an adventurer and look for lenses that are great for landscapes, portraits and general travel shots with my D7000, and this fits the bill perfectly.
If you are looking for an exceptionally sharp multi-purpose lens for under $200, you literally cannot beat the 35mm/1.8.
January 5, 2014
Nikkor AF-S DS 35MM f/1.8G
Recently purchased this lens for my D3200. Unbelievable lens! Quality is amazing! Ditch the kit lens and get yourself this lens ASAP.
December 26, 2013
My New GoTo People Lens!!
Love this Lens. Cheap. Compact. Fast. Sharp details with soft backgrounds. Indoors or outdoors. On my D7100, it becomes a normal lens so its perfect for portraits and candid pics of my family. I doubt you'll find a better lens for the price.
November 5, 2013
All-around excellent prime lens! A must to add to your bag!
I'm an amateur photog looking for great portraits and night shots on a D5200.
After reading many reviews and videos, I was able to finally determine the 35mm prime would be a great addition. In just the first day, taking some low-light pictures, I could easily determine that it was WELL worth it! You can tell this is some major glass by the weight of it! Go out and buy it today!
August 27, 2013
The only essential lens for a DX
After only a week of having my D3200 I realized the low light limitations of the kit lens and after hours of research online I found the 35mm 1.8 as the most highly recommended option especially from Jared Polin who is awesome. I felt like replacing the kit lens with this was a huge step for me learning photography since I wasn't preoccupied with zooming in and out and focused on the composition instead. In addition the low light capability of this 1.8f aperture is fantastic since I'm not a fan of using the built in flash. Highly recommended to anyone as a first lens to replace the kit lens, then get a 55-200VR or a 70--200 to compliment it.
August 16, 2013
Incredibly Fast and Sharp portrait lens
I love this lens. I originally purchased it with my Nikon D7000. I have a wide selection of other lenses (70-200 f2.8, 18-35 f.3.5-4.5, 50mm f. 1.4) and so far it is my favorite when it comes to street photography. I tend to enjoy very up close and personal shots and this lens is perfect as long as you are not nervous about being very close to your subject. This lens also performs incredibly well in low light which is ideal for street photography. Overall I have no complaints.
August 5, 2013
Zoom with your feet !
Forget about fussing with kit zoom lenses, pick this lens and zoom with your feet! Great for indoors with just the camera's built in flash to fill in any shadows, or available daylight. I've been through all phases of amateur lust after this or that zoom lens and I STILL come back to this (DX) lens as the most versatile.
The quality of the optics and the maximum aperture is so much better than a cheap kit lens, you'll be glad you chose it.
May 30, 2013
Love this lens!
This lens is a favorite when it comes to taking pictures of my son most of all. Great detail, great in low-light environments, and love the blur it creates. I can't wait to see what other great pictures it gives me.
May 27, 2013
a low light lens
I am relatively a newbie but I already have three lenses in my bag. A telephoto 55-300mm, the stock 18-55mm, and this 35mm.
This lens was suggested by my friend/mentor and he said that this is good for low light, no flash, room photography. He is right and I produced good "boudoir" type photos with excellent quality. A must for a new photographer specially if you want to do portraits or similar subjects.
May 18, 2013
The best lens. It is fast and takes excellent pictures. Get yours now!
February 28, 2013
Best of the Best !
When I first tried this lens, I had it on my D7000, in a room with minimal lighting and no flash, and the performance of this lens was spectacular. I eventually replaced my 50mm with this 35mm, as my "go to" lens. It's great with just about every avenue of shooting. I HIGHLY recommend this lens to any shooter, regardless of experience, you won't be disappointed at all.
February 18, 2013
Great for any Nikon camera!
This lens is just stellar. It's lightweight, pin sharp, and fast to focus. I haven't taken it off my camera yet. The hood is a little cheap and it doesn't do much for flare, but I leave it on for protection. The SWM is really quite quiet and the metal mount is a nice feature. It's plastic for sure, but it still feels pretty solid. Plus, the price is the icing on the cake! If you have any hesitation of buying this lens, don't. You'll be pleasantly surprised with the performance.
January 9, 2013
Love this lens on my D7000
I'm new to dSLR and so happy with this purchase. It's a great low cost one-lens solution for indoor/low light scene. It performs extremely well in low lighte. A picture is worth a thousand words.
December 29, 2012
Right out of the box i was very impressed... As a 13 year old this was the only low light lens i could afford and i feel like i definitely got my moneys worth. I use this with my D7000 and the lens provides a stunning background blur and performs excellently in low light conditions. I would recommend this lens to anyone, even a professional. If your decision to buy the lens depends on these reviews, don't hesitate! You will not be disappointed!
December 21, 2012
A very very useful lens
The first thing I noticed when using this lens was the fantastic contrast and sharpness it produces even when wide open at f/1.8 which in turn gave a certain quality look and feel to my images that was not easily obtainable with other lenses in this price range. The speed and focal length make this a great 'go to' lens which has served me well in most situations. I have used this lens for portraits and food photography on a D40 and D90 and have yet to be disappointed. Highly recommended.
November 14, 2012
Lens for every dream photography
i own a D5000 for the last 2 years. Being not satisfied with the kit lens i went for a 55-200, though i loved the bokeh effect when using my 55-200 lens, somehow i was missing the kick in my photographs. I am just a amateur photographer and loved experimenting, this is when i came across the 35, f1.8G. No words to describe on its output, sharp images & colors it brings out which seldom require post editing. And for the price it would be a shame to not add this in the kit bag. My camera refuses now to use any other lens.. go for it if you love your photographs.
November 3, 2012
Oh!! Boy, I just love it..
Every DX Nikon user should have it.. So I can only say, Just buy it.
August 25, 2012
Cursed? Why? Because once you own one, it's hard to use anything else. I have a multiple range of lenses but somehow I am gravitated to keep on using this one. I've been to 3 different countries and it was still hard for me to use the mid-range or the telephoto lens and I still keep using this very versatile and very high quality lens. And for the price... you're crazy for not getting it.
August 7, 2012