AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
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
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
Outstanding and Highly Cost Effective
Truly exceptional sharpness and contrast. I'm a long time Nikon user and adding this fixed focal length lens to the stable of contemporary zooms has been a great choice. Terrific in low light candids. Also outstanding in landscape and architectural shooting with color, sharpness, contrast and minimal distortion unexpected at this price. I'm personally enjoying revisiting the earlier days when composition was done with a fixed focal length prime, of course then on a rangefinder 35 mm camera. Interesting how going back to basics sharpens skills.
May 31, 2014
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