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Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX
9.3 out of 10

Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX

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Nikkor AF-S 35mm f1.8G ED

Camera Labs
1 March 2014
  • Summary: The Nikon 35mm f1.8G ED put in a good performance and proved to be a worthy member of Nikon's line-up of f1.8 primes. It's a step-up in performance compared to the old Nikon AF 35/2.0D in every aspect: sharpness, contrast, coma, light fall-off and bokeh. Plus it has a built-in silent focus-motor.
  • Pros: Good to very good quality in the DX image-circle., Quiet and reliable AF operation., Weather sealing at the lens-mount., Little flare/glare.
  • Cons: Longitudinal CA often seen in the background., Weak performance in the extreme FX-corners., Somewhat nervous Bokeh.
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Overall 9

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Review

What Digital Camera
20 February 2013
  • Summary: Some buyers will treasure the extra f-stop of lens speed and the additional selective-focusing opportunities that the wider aperture brings. The chances are, therefore, that anybody who can live with the DX-format restriction and who won't need a macro capability is likely to be highly delighted by...
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Overall 9

Nikkor AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8G

Camera Labs
1 June 2010
  • Summary: In fact before our usual analysis, we'll cut right to the chase and say the DX 35mm f/1.8G is as close to a no-brainer for owners of Nikon DX-format DSLRs as we've ever tested. It delivers a step-up in quality over typical kit zooms, not to mention gathering loads more light for dim conditions or...
  • Pros: Crisp, detailed, well-corrected images., Bright f/1.8 focal ratio ideal for low light work., Autofocuses on all Nikon DSLRs., Light weight, compact size and low price.
  • Cons: Some coloured fringing in uncorrected images., No focus distance window., Slightly coarse-feel to the manual focusing ring., Not corrected for full-frame FX bodies.
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Overall 8
Value for money 9
Features 8
Picture quality 8
Ergonomics 9
Build quality 8

Expert Review

DP Review
8 May 2010
  • Conclusion: The AF-S Nikkor 35mm F1.8G DX is a lens which certainly caused a degree of dismay on its release, with many Nikon fans disappointed by the decision to make it compatible with the DX format only.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality when stopped down just a little, Fast and accurate autofocus with full-time manual override, Generally attractive rendition of out-of-focus regions ('bokeh'), Resistant to flare, Low price
  • Cons: Slightly soft and low in contrast wide open, Lateral chromatic aberration somewhat higher than traditional 50mm 'standard' primes, Prone to purple fringing and bokeh chromatic aberration, most visible at large apertures
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Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens

The Digital Picture
15 January 2010
  • Excerpt: Is the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know about the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens in The-Digital-Picture.com's review!
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Gear Patrol
16 December 2009
  • Excerpt: Lately, a lot of our readers have been interested in the gear we use to make Gear Patrol happen. So, we’re making an effort to go anti-Steve Jobs and peel back the curtains back to show you what we use to bring you Gear Patrol’s daily doses of awesome.
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Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8G

Pop Photo
26 October 2009
  • Excerpt: The first DX Nikkor with the classic advantages of a high-speed "normal" lens ($220, street), this 52mm full-frame equivalent is also the fastest DX and widest nonfisheye digital-only Nikkor prime.
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REVIEW: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G DX

8 September 2009
  • Excerpt: This compact wide aperture lens for DX compatible Nikon digital SLRs costs around £170 and provides a similar angle of view to a 50mm lens used on a 35mm camera and sports a silent focusing motor.
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REVIEW: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lens Review

8 September 2009
  • Excerpt: This brand new compact wide angle lens from Nikon costs around £470 and sports a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture and silent, internal focusing with full time manual focus override. Is it good enough to be considered as a cheaper alternative to Nikon's highly regarded 35mm f/1.4G lens?
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Overall 10

NIKKOR AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8G

1 July 2009
  • Excerpt: If you’re a Nikon shooter and you’ve been contemplating buying a reasonably priced, professional prime lens, you should give serious consideration to the new NIKKOR AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8G. What makes this lens so special?
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