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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 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). The 1.8 setting produced images so soft they were virtually useless. Granted I was shooting a moving child not a still object but the standard lens had no problem holding focus 2.
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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... When I first got this lense I was very let down. Not up to the quality I thought it would be or should be. Image quality/focus was horrible. The lens was back focusing.
  • 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). Of course, this is a sample size of one, so draw your own conclusions, but I would NEVER recommend Nikon to anyone at this point...
  • 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. At larger aperture where the kit lens would not go, the 35mm f/1.8 was so soft I would not use it. I hope my lens was just a quality control escape and not a characteristic property of the design.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad

rakuten
5 October 2012
Overall 2
2.0

Reconditioned is a no... buy new

Farseer, ABT Electronics
14 April 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 2
2.0

Reconditioned is a no... buy new

Farseer, Adorama
14 April 2011
  • Excerpt: 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...
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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. I understand that 3-5mm of front focusing may not be as much noticeable when you take a picture of bunch of people, but when you photograph just one individual and you focus on one of his or her eyes- later on you can see that focus...
  • 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. So I took the photos again, being careful to use f/2.8 on both, auto focus on both 35mm on both used a tripod, and the sigma still took a better photo.
  • 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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