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9.5 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 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. 1) At wide apertures - 1.8, 2.0, until 2.5 - it presents a STRONG chromatic aberration. Really! So strong you can see it in the camera screen. 2) AF sucks.
  • 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. Unfortunately, this lens produced more fringing around isolated bright colored subjects, such as flowers, than my Nikon D5100's C.A.
  • 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. I am new to the world of slr's but when I switched back to the kit 18-55 lens, there was a clear difference in performance.
  • 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 construction<br />The 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. So this is only being used for low light travel shots.... And if it broke it would have to be replaced with a 35 f1.4, which is to say, it would not replaced at all. An old ai prime would be in the bag instead....
  • 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. I have reverted to a pre-set manual focus strategy for low light sports photography. The autofocus on the Nikon 55-200 VR DX is markedly superior.
  • 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. I wanted a lens for portrait photography, but my tests proved the zoom will produce the same quality and sharpness. At lease I ended up seeing the zoom was pretty good after all.
  • Pros: Lightweight
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Overall 4
4.0

No focus meter/reader

Harley the motorbike, B&H Photo
19 September 2011
  • Excerpt: This lens is not as expected. First, there is no meter/ruler/reader on it. You won't know if you are at infinite at night if you try to use it ti shoot for star trails. Focus problem at night is a very huge disadvantage of this product. For its price, I give 2 stars. I would like to sell it though. A Tokina 11-16, which has F 2.8, will be better, if you want that portrait feeling.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, No focal reader, No focus meter, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing

vertibird, B&H Photo
19 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Needed a "Normal" lens for my D90. Bought this based upon the rave reviews. Image quality is abyssmal. My Sigma 24-70 blows this lens away for sharpness @ 35mm & f2.8.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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