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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

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 2
2.0

China-made lens does not hold up

Quartzmine Photo, B&H Photo
24 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Bought this to use with a D7100 DX camera. The lens is made not in Japan but in China, a fact not disclosed prior to purchase. Optical quality acceptable. However, after only 6 months of lightr use, the mount came loose and caused a lot of lost photos before the problem was discovered.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Flimsy construction, Weak Casing
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

SassyPhotographer, Walmart
15 May 2014
  • Summary: After reading the reviews I was really excited to try this lens but was really disappointing. !. I have a D3200 and I just could not get the autofocus to do its job. it would only focus on small areas (even with higher aperture settings).
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Overall 2
2.0

I'm not in love with this lens.

Adorama
5 February 2014
  • Excerpt: First off Adorama is great! Really fast, free shipping.I did an initial review and feel that I really need to do another one.I purchased a D3200, which I really like, due to it's ease of use for my wife. It is cabable of taking some really good photographs.On to the lens...
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

Doesn't focus right; service terrible

Michael, B&H Photo
13 April 2013
  • Excerpt: I have had continual problems with this lens not focusing properly with my d5100. I sent it in for service three times to Nikon and they were unable to fix it, although they claimed it was fixed three times (it was not).
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

Not so good...

Adorama
19 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Received my order... tried it, returned it. The lens was so soft at large aperture that it would not autofocus accurately. Compared it a the same focal length and aperture (set aperture priority) to the AF-S 18mm - 55mm f/3.5 - 5.6GII kit lens. The kit lens was always better.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad

rakuten
5 October 2012
Overall 2
2.0

Tend to front focus

Vasya, B&H Photo
11 March 2010
  • Excerpt: This is a second lens I got from B@H. The first one was quite bad, it front-focused. Very often focus was much worse than 18-55 lens kit focus. Now I am sending second sample back to B@H since this 35mm lens does focus in the same manner.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor quality for Nikkor

John, B&H Photo
22 July 2009
  • Excerpt: May be it was just the one I got. Sometimes I am special that way. I have a sigma 28 70 f/2.8 to 5.something. When I got the nikkor lense I unboxed it and took a photo of my car. then put my old sigma on and took another pic and the difference was amazing the nikkor was not nearly as good.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

Returned for exchange

Don, B&H Photo
5 April 2009
  • Excerpt: New lens was tried on a Nikon D300 and also a Nikon D60 with the same result that it was very soft from 1.8 through 5.6 after which it was returned. [...]
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

unable to focus properly

1OBX, Walmart
28 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Just got this lens....brand new. First, I have a very hard time putting it on, and taking it off my camera. I feel as though I will break either my camera or the lens. Second, it will not focus at all. When I look through my viewfinder it's a blurred mess.
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