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