AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
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Fast, lightweight f/1.8 prime DX-format NIKKOR lens perfect for low-light conditions, travel, environmental portrait and general photography.
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AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
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This lens is an absolute must for any arsenal! Theres absolutely nothing you CANT do with it. It creates very sharp, clear images and adapts well to any situation. Purchased 2 weeks ago and have yet to swap lenses due to its immense quality, and overall usefulness. For under 200 bucks, you´re crazy to let this one pass.
Got this lens from a friend and it has been my go to lens. Never disappoint in clarity and color.
Got this in today and tested for my son´s DX camera and love it! The color and clarity this lens renders with is stellar for the price point. I got it on sale and saved $30.00 which is icing on the cake. My son will really enjoy this on Christmas day. I do have to say, I am a bit disappointed in most lens builds these days and don´t like all the outward plastic. But, at the same time, the DX kit lens with my son´s D3100 is about 8 years old, with a plastic mount and is still in perfect working order. Go Nikon! I am about to add the 24mm f 1.8G ED and the 85mm f1.8G lenses to my full frame kit, and the worries about plastic barrels have been holding me up. Those are a bit pricier than this 35mm f1.8G. I have finally decided that if Ford motor company can put a plastic manifold intake on my V8 engine and it still runs 13 years later, I´ll probably get my money´s worth out of the nicer Nikkor lenses. One thing I am sure of is that Nikkor glass renders beautifully.
Bought this to complement a stock lens (18-140 mm) for my 5300, but returned it 2 days later after multiple shots with both lenses to compare:
- nice bokeh
- not sharp (landscapes are less sharp than with my 18-140 lens with different shutter and aperture settings);
- poor performance in low light even at max open aperture (again sharpness)
- some focus problems (not sure what was going on, but had more blurred images)
- no VR
I guess, the low light performance depends not only on max aperture ratio, but also on lens diameter which is much less here compared to 18-140 lens.
Conclusion: if you already have 18-140 as a kit, you don´t need this lens as it less sharp. If you want a blurred background for portraits - just zoom in and step back. And don´t forget that this 35 mm is like 50mm for DX cameras, so not everything will fit if you shoot landscapes.
J´ai acheté cet objectif, après avoir lu plusieurs critiques qui disaient toutes la même chose, la netteté de cet objectif peu dispendieux était ce qu´il y avait de mieux pour le prix. Étant un objectif à grande ouverture, il vient aussi avec certaines imperfections, comme de l´aberration chromatique prononcée à F/1.8. Donc connaissez ses limites et vous serez heureux avec ce produit.
Saw this lens as an open box at a big box store. The price was reduced and I said, what the heck. I hit the lottery with this lens. This is an outstanding lens that more than exceeded my expectations.
Bought this because I´d heard good things about it. The bokeh can be a bit rough, depending on the background. But, it´s small, light, fast, and sharp.. incredibly sharp when stopped down a bit. Focuses quite close. And, at a very reasonable cost. If you´re looking for a ´´normal´´ range prime lens on DX, you really can´t go wrong with this one.
Love this lens. Use it daily and it has held up beautifully after a solid year of use in the field. Very satisfied with the lens for the price point. Worth way more.
I´ve shot thousands of images using this new lens and none are sharp enough for stock photography or large prints. At long distance (ie: landscape), focus is not sharp. It seems ok at shorter distances, such as building interiors.
I´ve tried different aperture settings from f/8 through f/18, manual both manual and auto-focus, ISO less than 400 on bright sunny days, and high enough shutter speed (faster than 1/80 sec) for hand-held shots. I am shooting with a D7100 in RAW and do not have any issues with my other 3 lenses. I am unable to get a sharp image with this 35 mm lens.
This product is not sharp enough for professional photography.
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