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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 4
4.0

Quite Dissapointing

RetiredGuy, B&H Photo
15 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens based on many positive reviews. Upon receiving my copy, I performed my usual lens testing by taking a series of photos: - Camera body mounted on a good tripod - Remote shutter release - Vary the aperture from maximum to minimum.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Tough To Attach
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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 4
4.0

Boring rendering

Frank Dobbs "Frank Dobbs", Amazon
23 April 2014
  • Summary: I had hoped it would render as beautifully as my 50/1.8G. It's clear from the early samples that it does not. I returned it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing

Gus Basso, B&H Photo
24 March 2014
  • Excerpt: After buying the cheap and excellent Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D (http: //www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/247091-GREY/Nikon_2137_Normal_AF_Nikkor_50mm.html), I decided to try the 35mm f/1.8. Why? Because owning a D7000, the 50mm was too cropped on some ocasions. Nevertheless, I got very disapointing with it.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Backfocus, Blurry Focus, Chromatic aberration
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Overall 4
4.0

Be advised

Bartlioni, B&H Photo
12 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I am getting ready to send my second copy of this lens to Nikon due to back focusing issues on my D5200 and my D7100.
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Overall 4
4.0

Overrated

riverwalker, Adorama
18 June 2012
  • Excerpt: I was disappointed in this lens, since I'd read so many good user reviews, prior to buying it. It was sharp in the center and fast, and might be OK for indoor/general low-light photography, but I am a nature phtographer who needs a fast lens for the low light in dense forests.
  • Pros: Fast, Sharp in Center
  • Cons: Fringing, Nervous Bokeh
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Overall 4
4.0

Focus issues

Mike, B&H Photo
14 June 2012
  • Excerpt: I have read/seen many reviews of this lens and know it should be very good. I ordered a refurbished model and believe I must have just gotten a dud. The lens is very slow to focus not only in low light but in a variety of lighting conditions.
  • Pros: Lightweight
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Overall 4
4.0

Not up to classical prime optical stands

Anon, Adorama
16 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Small, reasonable price, good constructionThe only thing wrong with this lens is that the resolution is worse than f2.8 Nikon zooms... Primes should be as good. A Leica 35mm is better. The Nikon 50mm if1.8 is sharper than this lens and fx and cheaper.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

Low marks for Low light autofocus

Wolfie, B&H Photo
16 December 2011
  • Excerpt: I thought that this fast normal lens would be a good choice for shooting indoor basketball tournaments with a D5000. I was wrong. The autofocus is slow and inaccurate in low light. It prefers to focus on distant bright objects rather than subjects in the focus target.
  • Pros: Fast, Good color rendition, Good tonal rendition, Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Chromatic distortion, Not sharp at high f-stops, Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

Stick with the zoom

Brent, B&H Photo
3 December 2011
  • Excerpt: I wanted more sharpness than what I get from my Sigma 18-250 zoom. But with adequate lighting, they produced identical images, even at 4x zoom. With very low light this lens produced slightly discernibly better detail in one test. For me it was not worth it.
  • Pros: Lightweight
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