Reviews and Problems with Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX
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Not a real upgrade from my 18-55mm VR kit lens
14 August 2012
Summary: Update: After buying it I found it terrible and possibly defective and sent it back to Amazon (great customer service). I ended up repurchasing this a month later after a lot of lame comments about my bad review and how noobish I am and that couldnt use it properly (LAWL)..... heres the new review: -new lens works like a charm, is really sharp the sweet spot being f/2.8-4....I see myself using this aperture range most of the time. Anything slower requires a tripod.
Summary: I have had this lens one day, and am very disappointed. It takes SOFT focus pictures that are overexposed. Honestly, it is probably WHY this lens was MADE. It says its for "low light" (maybe why it overexposes?), and a "portrait" lens (maybe some people PREFER soft focus on portraits)?
Summary: I bought the lens while living in texas in early september/2011. It was great on my D5100 and low light pictures we're pretty much what I expected. awesome performance. Then I came back to Colombia and by early november/2011 AF just stopped working. only two months later, without any particular accident. the AF engine makes some noises though, but it just won't focus no matter what.
Summary: Ordered this refurb right from the Nikon site, had done a lot of research and decided on this over the Sigma 30mm f1.4, price was great. Shipped quickly got it here and it looked great. Popped it on my camera and the A/F is so slow that my Grandmother with cataracts can focus faster than this thing can. Very disappointed with Nikon, this lens was either never fully tested or if it was, it should never have left the bench. RMA Number requested.
Summary: wonderful lens that everyone should own. However if you are going to get this lens, purchase it new. I purchased mine Reconditioned. Regrettably after the warranty period has expired the lens is having focusing problems. Continual hunting and searching, and unable to maintain focus. I will repurchase this lens new when they become available. I have learned my lesson...
Avid Reader of Both Sides... "Avid Reader", Amazon
9 November 2009
Summary: Amazon Verified Purchase ( What's this? ) I bought lens & waited patiently while backorders were slowly filled. Only had to wait 6-8 weeks for item to arrive so that wasn't too bad. BUT, item was shipped in a box with NO PACKING MATERIALS! The lens in it's original box made the entire trip rattling around inside the shipping box. Although there was no visible damage, this is not the way to treat lens.
Summary: Amazon Verified Purchase ( What's this? ) I have been using Nikon 50mm f/1.8, Sigma 30mm f/1.4 and just got this one Nikon 35mm f/1.8. I will not make my review long. Over all, I think this Nikon 35mm f1/8 is over-rated and over-priced. The focus is slow and have hard time focus in low light (compare to Nikon 50mm f/1.8). The Bokeh is not as creamy as Sigma 30mm f/1.4 (I set Sigma to f/1.8 to compare). If you already have Nikon 50mm, you probably don't need this one.
Summary: Everyone: please be alert to the fact that this is an attempt to scam as many people as possible with this outrageous price. If everyone displays a little patience, soon the market will have sufficient supply so that these can be sold at the price they are worth, which is NO MORE THAN HALF OF WHAT THIS SELLER IS ASKING. DO NOT PLAY THEIR GAME- THEY ARE THE REASON THERE ARE NO 35MM 1.8'S AVAILABLE, THEY BOUGHT THEM ALL UP IN ORDER TO SCAM YOU.