AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
My first Nikon Prime lens for my D90. It's one of the best lens available for DX format. It's sharp, fast, small and handy, marries well with smaller DX format DSLRs like D90, great optics.
April 14, 2011
Awesome Prime Lens
This is the first prime lens I bought to use with my D5000. So far I have been thrilled with the performance. The images it produces are sharp, its low light ability is quite good as well. The lens does seem to have a few issues with Chromatic Aberration nearer to the edges of the picture, but it is not an overwhelming issue. So far I have been very happy with my purchase, and the price is unbeatable for what you get.
April 14, 2011
Good lens to use in many situations such as photographing flowers or travel scenes. Also, very good in low light situations
April 14, 2011
This is a must-have lens. I almost can't believe the low price point. It's tack sharp, light weight and the images speak for themselves. You just can't miss by having this lens in your bag. It's my new favorite.
April 14, 2011
Hard to find but worth it
These lenses are hard to find, but worth waiting for. The Nikkor 50MM 1.8 has too narrow of an angle in my opinion. This lense is much better for all around work.
April 14, 2011
Love this lens for taking family portraits and of our kids in doors. my wife doesn't like it since she has to use her feet as a zoom but i love the f/1.8.
April 14, 2011
Purchased the 35 1.8 about a month ago and have been very pleased with the lens. I shoot it on my D300 and am not hesitant to shoot it wide open.
Sharp, contrasty, lightweight. I own several Nikon pro lens and this is a favorite.
Cannot be beat for $200. Get one and enjoy.
April 4, 2011
Good lens, unbelievable for the price
You won't find a better price / performance lens. It's small, light, sharp, and bright. It lives on my D3100, only occasionally getting swapped for something wider or longer.
The only negative I find is it's softer than I'd like at f/1.8, so I rarely shoot it that open. It typically lives at 2.8 and down to 4 if resolution is the priority over shallow DoF.
Focus is quick and fairly accurate, although again wide open it seems to miss a little more with such a narrow window to work with. It's great for video too.
Buy it, then ask Nikon to make one just like it in 24mm!
April 1, 2011
I mostly do portraits for high school seniors. I recently purchased this lens and I haven't taken it off my camera since I've had it! The shots are so crisp and nice. Great in low light settings. Never had to use a flash of any kind! I would (and already have) recommend this lens to any photographer! I absolutely love it!!
March 11, 2011
This product is great
Being a newbie to photography, I really love the end result of the pictures. My wife likes it so much since she likes the crispiness and the clarity of the picture, the result is very professional like the ones you see on yahoo homepage. Wow, I really find this product amazing. The only drawback to this product is you really have to stand back a little bit so that you could take the whole body, if you're doing portraits. Otherwise, I highly recommend this. The attachment is my first photo I took when I bought this product at Best Buy. It looks very lively when I viewed it on my LCD TV monitor. I got so jealous before looking at my friend's facebook pictures on the outcome of their Canon pictures. Now, I feel they got jealous on mine. lol.
February 27, 2011
The lens is a gem. It is sharp with good contrast even when wide open. I have ED glass but It is my first lens with AF-S and having the ability to manual focus without switching off the AF is more useful than I imagined. The manual focus also feels more natural than non af-s lenses. This lens is immensely better than the 24 2.8 I had been using before. It beats the 24 on almost every quality except that it would not be suitable for FX format cameras. The contrast is not as soft and pleasing as the 1.4 but its not as drastic as the 85 1.8 vs 85 1.4. As others have mentioned selective focus ability at the wide maymay not be suitable for certain types of photography (soft color/contrast, creamy focus wedding shots are better left to the 1.4). I hope to see a 24 1.8 soon too.
February 20, 2011
Wow!!! Amazing Lens.
Oh my... this lens is absolutely fabulous. I've been using it on a D40 and am blown away by the images. Have shot a few weddings using mostly this rig and am very happy. I compared the lens to a Nikkor 50 from the 70's and it turns out better results. Go get one and have fun!!!
January 30, 2011
Great lens at a low price
I purchased this lens to help take portraits. I did some indoor and outdoor test shots with my D300s. It does very well in low light. Set aperture priority and changing the depth of field, this lens focuses fast.
January 29, 2011
Excellent for the Price
This lens provides me with so much flexibility.
Granted, it doesn't have the zoom feature, I think that's what makes it unique. You have to find the photo for yourself, and portraits are remarkable with this easy, inexpensive lens.
Great job, Nikon.
January 27, 2011
Best "bang for buck" in the DSLR biz
I work in a popular camera store chain and recommend this lens daily to customers. It really seems to ramp up and unlock the true potential of DX format DSLRs. I personally shoot this lens 99% of the time on my D80.
Good bokeh, near silent AF, incredibly fast AF, great low light performance. Nicely replicates an old school "nifty-fifty." My camera now shoots the mechanically rated 3fps more consistently with assists turned on.
I really missed shooting my U.S. Army provided professional gear (zooms with f2.8), and this lens was a great option to get back to those low f-stops without breaking the bank.
Sample photos taken at NC Museum of Life and Science with no flash and noise reduction turned off. The last one is a B/W from Taekwondo class later in the day, again no flash, just ISO boost.
January 20, 2011
Best lens yet!
This lens is worth its cost. I have a few other lens and use this one the most. It works brilliantly in low light scenery and produces professional quality pictures. Works great with D3000!
January 6, 2011
i first rented this lens to try it out under low light and macro shots. the macro shots come out great on my D40 and so did the night shots. after renting it i immediately fell in love and bought it. the 35mm fixed length is a minor and i mean MINOR setback for what this lens is capable of. so what if i have to stand back a little further, point is i get to use more of the natural light and i love it!
December 30, 2010
I am using this 35mm lens is used on a D300s body. The lens is light, cost-effective and provides very sharp images. Can't say much more than this is a great lens.
December 26, 2010
Great Prime Lens
This lense is fantastic in low light and everyday situations as a prime lens.
December 14, 2010
great image quality
I bought this lens as a result of a hasty decision because I wanted to try out my D700 but didnt want to wait a week for the 24-120 F4 lens that I ordered for it to get here. so I went to best buy an looked unfortunatly this lens was the only prime lens that they had at the time, so I figured for 200 bucks I would just buy it an set the camera to autocrop mode. An I gotta say I was very supprised by the image quality it exceeded all my expectations for being a 200 dollar DX lens on a 2500 dollar full frame.
December 3, 2010
Great lens at a GREAT PRICE!!!
I use this lens for great portrait shots. You get great color and image quality. I wanted a prime lens with a good f-stop and this lens really does the job. If you don't want to spend the high dollar amount on the upper Nikon lenses this is the lens for you.
November 16, 2010
I have been missing this lens
I am mostly a portrait photographer shooting on a D3000 until I can save up for the D7000, and I was looking for a prime lens for the great sharpness they are known for.
I found that in the 35mm 1.8, and I am in love with it. I bought the lens at the start of the week, and I have been shooting a few different things with to test the lens out, and two days ago I had my first portrait shoot and the photos look AMAZING. Great depth, amazing lighting, my friends, families and the client are in love with the photos.
This lens is different then the normal zoom lenses as it makes you think about framing, location, and lighting, instead of just moving the lens and reframing.
Great lens for the price, and also a great addition to the camera bag
November 13, 2010
primes are always a great item for the camera bag. You can use them in lower light than a zoom without raising the ISO and noise levels.
This is one of the nicest lenses I have ever used. It is sharp and the focus is accurate. It presents the same angle of view as a 50mm lens on an FX body.
You can't go wrong with this one and the price is very friendly also.
November 10, 2010
Amazing affordable lens
I have this lens for about a year now. The quality of the picture since it has no moving parts is great and extremely sharp especially at the center, and it is highly recommended for low lighting conditions.
I think is the perfect portrait lens, and the best choice to move from a starter kit lens to a better more mature lens. The price is also very good making this lens ideal.
November 10, 2010
One of my favorite lens
At f/1.8G it will give you good pictures at low lights. Very nice for general photography. Very affordable.
November 3, 2010
Affordable & Excellent lens
For me this is an all around lens. I use it all the times and it gives tack sharp pictures. Must have for every Nikon shooters.
November 2, 2010
Good prime lens
I bought the D3000 with the kit lens a few months ago. While the lens is good, I missed having a simple, relatively fast, prime lens. I ordered the 50 1.8 and realized it wouldn't autofocus with my camera (my own fault for not checking first) but I kept it for a portrait lens.
I wanted a non zoom lens because it forces the photographer to think more carefully about the image. Instead of zoom and shoot, you need to move in and out to compose forcing more thought into the process. I also wanted a lighter camera with less lens hanging out for travel and a closer focus.
The next Lens I got was the 35 1.8. I am pleased with the lens, and the image quality. Wide open it has a nice shallow depth of field and is still quite sharp in the center. At 2.8 it is really sharp. The lens speed allows for better available light photography and the minimum focus of a foot is handy too, especially when I take pictures of food for my blog.
Overall, I recommend this lens as a prime lens for the D3000. Note that the 35mm lens for the DX camera is about equal to the 50mm lens for film cameras.
October 14, 2010
i originally bought this lens for my d40 because i was looking with a fast lens for portraits that would create more bokeh than the kit lens and a lens to use in low light situations. i already owned the 50mm f/1.8 but i didn't use it very often because it was manual focus. the first day that i shot with this lens i fell in love.
it was too easy to take good pictures with this lens plus my d40. even at 1.8 the pictures were sharp but you could obviously move it to around 2.2 or so to get a little sharper.
the lens and the d40 were both stolen, so when i got a replacement body (d90) and started doing portrait work i chose the 35mm over my old 50mm even though the 50mm would now autofocus.
i believe, for the price, this lens rivals many other prime lenses released for nikon, and is a complete must have for any d40,60, 3000, 5000 etc owners. whenever friends purchase new nikon cameras i urge them to try this lens out and they realize how really great of a buy it is.
*all example photos taken with a d40 plus this lens wide open at 1.8*
October 8, 2010
excellent for low light/close ups/action
This lens is great for low light/close ups I've used it at weddings,kids parties,sea scape, flowers all with great results, I even took pictures from a moving car with great results.
September 29, 2010
Why did I wait so long to buy it?
I've been using the Kit lens that came with my camera for the last year and a half, but needed a wider max aperture. The 35 1.8G has quickly become my go-to lens. It's beautifully sharp, contrasty, and has beautiful bokeh. Anyone who has not yet bought one of these gems, do yourself a favor and do so. Your'e in for a treat!
September 13, 2010