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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  • 5

    Stop what you´re doing and BUY IT!

    Posted by StrobiWanKanobi on February 4, 2020

    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.

  • 5

    Great things comes in small packages

    Posted by dGenius on December 1, 2019

    Got this lens from a friend and it has been my go to lens. Never disappoint in clarity and color.

  • 5

    Great Optics and Price

    Posted by Marlee on November 7, 2019

    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.

  • 1

    Worse than 18-140 zoom

    Posted by Max on September 22, 2019

    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:
    - compact
    - 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.

  • 3

    Excellent avec ses limites

    Posted by Winny on February 13, 2018

    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.

  • 5

    Outstanding Lens at an Outstanding Price

    Posted by Opwe on October 13, 2017

    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.

  • 5


    Posted by Veronikafth on September 22, 2017

    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.

  • 5

    Perfect lens

    Posted by Kohl on September 15, 2017

    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.

  • 1

    Focus not sharp

    Posted by CrazyCatLady on March 17, 2017

    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.