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9.3 out of 10

Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX

Nikon's first DX-format 35mm single-focal-length lens. DX-form Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX

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Overall 8
8.2
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 8
7.5
Picture quality 8
8.0
Ergonomics 9
8.5
Build quality 8
8.0

Expert Review

DP Review
18 September 2009
  • 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. However the main benefit of that decision is plain for all to see - even at its introductory price the lens costs rather less than the venerable AF-Nikkor 35mm F2.0D, despite the addition of an AF-S motor to allow autofocusing on Nikon's entry-level D40 / D40X / D60 bodies.
  • 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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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Audio & image quality 7
7.0
Build quality 7
7.0

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

photozone.de
13 December 2009
  • Conclusion: The Nikkor AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8 G ist able to deliver very sharp pictures wide open already. Vignetting is quite well controlled for a dedicated fast DX lens, distortion is a bit higher than expected, though. This is also true for CAs, which can easily be removed in post processing, though.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
27 October 2009
  • Excerpt: Nikon has no less than three 35mm prime lenses in its lens range and as well as the f/1.8 model we're testing, there's the older 35mm f/2D AF and the professional 35mm f/1.4G AF-S which costs a fraction under £1390. The 35mm f/1.8 is designed for use with Nikon's DX format D-SLRs such as the D5100 and D7000 and offers a 52.5mm equivalent with the 1.5x crop factor applied.
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 8
8.0
Build quality 7
7.0

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

photozone.de
30 March 2009
  • Conclusion: The Nikkor AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8 G ist able to deliver very sharp pictures wide open already. The bokeh, one of the primary aspects for a fast prime, is well developed and generally pleasing (at least slightly stopped down). There are some drawbacks, though, especially rather high distortions and CAs, both lateral and longitudinal. And allthough it's sonic wave driven, the AF is not really a speed demon.
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