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Compact, fast FX-format 35mm prime lens that excels on Nikon's high-resolution HD-SLRs.

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Unleash the power of your high-resolution Nikon HD-SLR. The AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED draws maximum definition and image quality from Nikon's high-pixel-count image sensors for truly dazzling photos and HD videos. It brings the outstanding optical characteristics of AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G to Nikon's f/1.8 FX-format prime lens collection, which includes 28mm, 50mm and 85mm versions. With 63° of coverage, ED and AS glass elements for outstanding contrast and minimal distortion, Nikon's innovative Silent Wave Motor for fast, quiet, precise autofocusing and a lightweight, compact design, the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED is an outstanding choice for your photo or HD video applications.
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ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
Rear Focusing
Super Integrated Coating
Silent Wave Motor
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Naturally beautiful photos and HD videos

Versatile 35mm focal length with a fast f/1.8 aperture

On an FX-format Nikon camera, a 35mm lens approximates the angle of view we see with our eyes, an ideal perspective for so many photo and HD video applications. The AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED combines that natural perspective (52.5mm equivalent on DX-format cameras) with an f/1.8 maximum aperture for outstanding depth of field control and low-light performance—all in a compact, lightweight design. Capture vibrant natural looking photos and HD videos with softly blurred backgrounds, even in low light.
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Unleash your camera's potential

Optimized for high-resolution Nikon FX-format HD-SLRs

A great lens draws peak performance from a camera, and the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED is no exception. Impressive on Nikon's FX- and DX-format D-SLRs, it delivers consistent, superlative performance, even in tough shooting situations. Aspherical (AS) and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements combat sagittal flare at wide aperture settings. Super Integrated coatings (SIC) enhance contrast and color and nearly eliminate ghosting, even in backlit scenes. And Nikon's innovative Silent Wave Motor (SWM) uses ultrasonic waves for fast, accurate, quiet autofocusing.
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Build an exceptional fast prime lens system

The final piece of Nikon's versatile f/1.8 FX-format prime lens collection

The AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED completes Nikon's versatile collection of advanced f/1.8 FX-format prime lenses, joining the 28mm, 50mm and 85mm versions. All four lenses offer the latest Nikon advancements and optical design characteristics, providing consistent performance at each focal length: wide-angle, standard and medium telephoto.
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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.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
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.
Super Integrated Coating
Super Integrated Coating
Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
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Very good lens for everyday photography This lens is very sharp, create beautiful background blur and is outstanding when shooting in low light. It works perfect for me to shoot pictures in a bar at late night, at such situation, it works way better than my 16-35F4, highly recommend if you need a small, lightweight lens for everyday photography, especially in low light. July 29, 2014
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When's the release date?

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When you say "on February 20, 2014", is it worldwide?
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The AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens will be released on February 20, 2014.
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Weather Sealing

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I know a lot of people on Nikon Rumors have complained about the price. But I think the lens looks quite nice. I was wondering, however, whether this lens has any weather sealing?
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We do not produce a weather protection for the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED lens.
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Is this considered a wide angle lens with an FX camera?

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50 mm is considered the "standard " focal length for an FX DSLR. 35mm would more be considered semi-wide with 63 degree angle of view. 28mm (75 degree angle of view) would be considered wide angle.
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Will this lense have full function on a D3200 body?

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AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED is impressive on Nikon's FX- and DX-format D-SLRs, it delivers consistent, superlative performance, even in tough shooting situations. This lens will fully function on the D3200 body that it may be mounted on.
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Is this lens compatible with the Nikon D5000?

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AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED is compatible with the D5000. For more information on which lens to choose with your D5000, please see: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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