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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
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- 35mm focal length, Minimum focus distance : 0.30m/11.81inch
- 52.5mm equivalent focal length on DX cameras, 52mm filters
- F1.8 maximum aperture; F22 minimum
- Ultrasonic-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing
- Nikon F mount for for DX DSLRs
- Lens not zoomable
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||HB-46|
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (DX)|
|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Item Dimensions||2.76 x 2.76 x 2.09 inches|
|Item Display Weight||200 grams|
|Item Weight||0.44 pounds|
|Macro Focus Range||0.30 m|
|Material Type||Plastic barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F1.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||35 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||APS-C / DX|
|Minimum Focal Length||35 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||35 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||8|
|Number of Groups||6|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||44 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||0.93 pounds|
|Style Name||Lens Only|
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|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (DX)||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon F (FX)|
|Dimensions||2.76 inches x 2.09 inches x 2.76 inches||1.54 inches x 2.5 inches x 2.5 inches||2.83 inches x 2.83 inches x 2.83 inches||2.91 inches x 2.13 inches x 2.91 inches|
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|Maximum Aperture||1.8||1.8 f||16||1.4|
|Max Focal Length||35 mm||50 mm||35 mm||50 mm|
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From the Manufacturer
With a compact, lightweight design, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G provides the high reproduction capability and picture quality for which Nikkor lenses are renowned at an affordable price. The ring type SWM offers quiet AF operation. Although all lens groups shift during focusing, the front element and filter mount do not rotate and the barrel length does not change, which is useful when using filter mounted SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight units.
The AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G optical design allows a different look and feel to images taken with zoom lenses, and its dimensions are ideal for discrete snapshots and landscape shooting with a picture angle that approximates that of the human eye. With its rounded seven-blade diaphragm opening, out-of-focus elements appear more natural. When mounted on a DX-format SLR, the picture angle is the 35mm equivalent focal length of 50mm.
The AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G has two focus modes, M/A (manual override autofocus) and M (manual focus). The M/A mode enables instant manual switching during AF operation. The lens also features a rubber seal to minimize moisture ingression around the mount and can focus down to 0.3 meters (0.98 ft).
AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lens Highlights
- Fast, f/1.8 prime lens is perfect for low-light conditions, travel, environmental portrait and general photography
- Engineered for Nikon DX-format D-SLRS, the AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens renders a picture angle approximating the classic normal angle of view of a 50mm lens on a Nikon FXformat digital SLR or 35mm film camera
- Aspherical lens element minimizes coma and other types of lens aberrations, further improving image integrity
- Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) enhances light transmission efficiency and offers color consistency and reduced flare
- Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus
- Close focusing to 1 foot for creative perspectives and versatility
- Rounded 7-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural
- Accepts 52mm filter attachments
Top Customer Reviews
Many of us, including those who already own the 50mm prime, have been waiting for this lens (prime lens that has wider angle than the 50mm) for a long time, especially for non full frame DSLR owners that usually have about 1.5x magnification due to the smaller sensor size. Those 50mm lens on a non full frame DSLR is equivalent to 75mm which is often too much zoom for many situation. For example in a room where you can't keep backing up to compose your photos, or when taking picture of a group of people where you will need to move back a lot with the 50mm lens. This 35mm lens will solve that problem to some extent as this is a lot wider lens than the 50mm prime lenses. Having said that the 50mm prime lens is still a great lens. If you don't own any of the earlier version of the 50mm lens and wondering if you should get this 35mm or the 50mm, then I would recommend you to get this lens over 50mm, unless you know for sure that you need more zoom than the 35mm for your purpose, then you can go and buy the 50mm or 85mm (both available on f/1.4 or f/1.8).Read more ›
What is clear to me in using this lens is that Nikon has put its money in exactly the right places to make this lens a star despite its price. There may be nitpicks here and there, but the optics, the coatings, the engineering, and perhaps most importantly the quality of the focusing system, are exactly what they need to be to allow this lens to make photographs that are the equal of those made by professional zooms costing in the thousands.Read more ›
On to the lens...
First off, when a $199 lens comes around from Nikon I have two thoughts, "Right on!" and "Seems pretty cheap for Nikon". I was skeptical but for $199 and all the great reviews why not give it a shot? Well, I did.
Amazon taunted me, B&H teased me, and my local camera shops didn't exactly sooth my fear that it would be months before I could get my hand on one. Putting a pre-order in with all the above mentioned establishments my local store came through first (and for the same 199 dollar price tag).
I get it home, take it out of the box and the first thing that comes to mind is how much heavier it is than some of the kit lenses I have picked up. Yes it's plastic, but the thing has a different level of quality from the other Nikon budget/consumer lenses. You can peruse the other reviews on Amazon and other websites for more specifics but the point is there is a noticeable difference.
I then put the thing on my camera (made sure to put on a filter first) and start snapping away, outside, inside, and everywhere in between. The pictures are fantastic, in low light in particular. The bokeh isn't top notch but for anyone but a pro this likely will be worth the tradeoff being the 199 price tag is a huge selling point here. And don't get me wrong, the bokeh isn't terrible, I've just seen better with more (much more) expensive lenses.
So is it hype? Can a Nikon lens selling at $199 be good enough for the more demanding consumers out there?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is my favorite lens and I own three others. I prefer it over my 50mm prime lens on many of my portrait sessions because the autofocus appears to be more precise. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Karlee
Sometimes a 50mm is still too much, that's why this 35mm does the trick; especially in the tight areas of China Town in San Francisco during the Chinese new year festival!Published 1 day ago by Daniel Dahbour
I gave this lens to my wife as a present and it's been one of the greatest gifts. It is great for taking portraits of people and makes for amazing looking photos. Read morePublished 1 day ago by MKBalla
This is my 'go to' lens. Perfect for quick shots in low light and everything else!Published 3 days ago by Lisa
The auto focus is FAST. The lens is light in weight, easy to handle. Nice bokeh. Of course, you have to like the price; it is budget friendly.Published 4 days ago by Eddie Li
This lens is amazing for low light photography. At it's price it can't be beat!Published 5 days ago by Matt H
takes great portraits of my family while really bringing out the Bokeh that my wife loves. Seems to be best suited for targets 1-10 meters away.Published 5 days ago by ANONYMOUS