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Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G

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The Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8G lens is a great choice for everyday photography. Its large maximum aperture gathers lots of light so you can use faster shutter speeds to "freeze" moving subjects. It's also perfect for shooting crystal clear photos indoors — without using a flash. And the lens' compact, lightweight design won't weigh down your camera bag.

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Highlights:

  • 35mm f/1.8 standard lens
  • designed for Nikon DX SLR cameras
  • 53mm effective focal length for APS-C sensor cameras
  • ideal for everyday use
  • minimum focus distance: 12 in.
  • minimum aperture: f/22
  • lens construction: 8 elements in 6 groups
  • one aspherical lens element provides clear, accurate focus from one edge of the image to the other
  • multi-coating reduces flare and ghosting
  • attachment/filter size: 52mm
  • lens is 2-7/8" in diameter, 3" long
  • weight: 7 oz.
  • warranty: 5 years with Nikon registration
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • lens hood, front and rear lens caps, and soft lens case

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Features and Specs
General
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Nikon
Image Stabilization
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No
Focal Length
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35mm
Maximum Aperture
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f/1.8
Weight
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7 ounces
Parts Warranty
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5 Years w/registration
Labor Warranty
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5 Years w/registration
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What's in the box?

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  • 35mm AF-S DX Nikkor lens
  • HB-46 Lens hood
  • LC-52 Front lens cap (installed)
  • LF-1 Rear lens cap (installed)
  • CL-0913 Flexible lens pouch
  • Instruction Manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ + 9 other languages)
  • Warranty form
  • Product Registration sheet
  • Nikon Extended Warranty offer

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Features
Specifications
Warranty Information

Features

Overview: This lens has a fixed focal length of 35mm; equivalent to 52.5mm when used on a Nikon digital SLR camera with an APS-C image sensor (for which this lens is specifically designed). With a maximum aperture of f/1.8, this lens works well in low-light conditions.

Built-in CPU: The lens has a built-in CPU which allows it to communicate with the camera body for focus and exposure functions. A set of CPU contacts is located on the lens mount for interfacing with the camera body.

Auto Focus: Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet autofocusing without changing the length of the lens, retaining subject-working distance through the focus range. Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-high-speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation. The manual/auto focus mode switch allows quick response to situations requiring manual focus operation.

Aperture: Because there is no aperture ring on this lens, the aperture must be set on the camera.

Diaphragm: The lens is equipped with a fully-automatic, 7-blade diaphragm that produces a rounded aperture. Out-of-focus images in front of or behind the subject are rendered as pleasing blurs.

Optional Accessories: Compatible optional accessories include 52mm screw-on filters; including circular polarizing filter.

Specifications

  • Type of Lens: G-type AF-S Nikkor lens with a built-in CPU
  • Type of Mount: Nikon bayonet type
  • Filter Diameter: 52mm
  • Focal Length: 35mm (the 35mm equivalent is approximately 52.5mm when using a camera body with an APS-C image sensor, which this lens is designed for)
  • Closest Focus Distance: 1 foot (0.3m)
  • Maximum Aperture: f/1.8
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22
  • Angle of View: 44°
  • Lens Construction: 8 elements in 6 groups with an aspherical element
  • Physical Dimensions:
    • Without Lens Hood:
      • Length: 2.993"
      • Diameter: 2.857"
    • With Lens Hood:
      • Length: 3.475"
      • Diameter: 3.040"
  • Weight: approximately 7 ounces

Warranty Information

Warranty Terms: Nikon offers a 1-year parts and labor warranty on this lens. An additional 4-year Extended Service Coverage is available at no charge if you register the product with Nikon within 10 days of purchase.

 
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This lens's large maximum aperture lets you use faster shutter speeds to "freeze" moving subjects. It's also perfect for shooting sharp photos indoors, without a flash.

 
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5 out of 5

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm

Written By horselover818, shawnee, ks on Monday, July 21, 2014
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This lens is one of my favorite to use for low lighting and portraits. The blurred background in my pictures is incredible. Every shot is clean and crisp! I would highly recommend this lens for anyone wanting something better than their standard packaged lens. I usually focus on landscapes, but this lens is great for me taking photos of my kids during indoor parties & such. I have a D3200 and it works great.
Pros:
small, lightweight, crisp pictures, great for low light situations, blurred backgrounds
Cons:
none for me
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

great for low light

Written By otakustacy, S W Fla on Tuesday, May 06, 2014
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I purchased this lens for low light situations, light photographing the little ones in our clan. I was not disappointed. Shots that used to warn me about needing the flash, now are taken with no flash and are plenty bright. Mission accomplished!
Pros:
great for low light where flash would be disruptive or harmfull.
Cons:
none so far
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

GREAY BUY

Written By JoeS, Hudson, Fl on Sunday, January 26, 2014
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Great for low light situations. Also a really great price. Produces crisp, and sharp photos. Great for indoor shooting where space is at a premium.
Pros:
Works well in low light.
Cons:
NONE
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Review

Written By Gixer, Maryland on Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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Great lens for the money! I have had the lens for a little over a month and it has very quickly become my go to lens! Great price and great performance!
Pros:
Nikon lens with an exceptional price to performance ratio!
Cons:
Build quality could be better, but hey...you'd pay a lot more for that and its definitely solid in its current form either way.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G

Written By rrp, Laurel, MD on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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The Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX lens is a great little standard lens for the Nikon APS-C sensor DSLRs. Its sharp, quick focus, and great for use in low light. Its light weight coupled with a Nikon D5100 is a great combo for walk around photography.
Cons:
Haven't found any.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G

Written By pml, Illinios on Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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Nice and compact, takes nice pics. Best of all now I can stop messing the perfect focal length and just concentrate on getting great shots.
Pros:
size and ease of use
Cons:
no VR but it is fast enough not to be a problem
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5 out of 5

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G

Written By BobR, New York on Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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This is a great walk around lens. It covers a broad range from bright landscapes to low light without a flash. My first pictures taken with this lens exceeded my expectations. The image quality in both RAW & JPEG formats is fantastic. Beats any kit lens.
Pros:
Inexpensive and light lens that works well as your normal walk around lens. Cannot beat the price and quality of the lens.
Cons:
No negatives
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

35 mm Nikon 1.8G

Written By Apollo, Charlottesville, VA on Wednesday, June 12, 2013
 
This is a great fast lens. I use it for all my indoor portrait style photos. It works great in low light conditions. Nice sharp photos.
Pros:
You cant get a better "normal" lens for the money.
Cons:
None for me
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

35 mm Nikon 1.8G

Written By K2P, Yorba Linda, CA on Monday, June 03, 2013
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Only had the lens for a few weeks, but love it! I already took some great shots and I am still learning how to use my camera. My family thinks I'm a pro even though I have no idea what I'm doing. This lens is straight forward to use. It has great low light capability and you definitely get a good value to the price. This is a must have lens for anyone learning photography.
Pros:
Takes great portrait shots. Good for low light.
Cons:
None so far.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G

Written By bcd, Niagara County NY on Thursday, May 23, 2013
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I love low light photography. I can catch that moment when people are relaxed and natural or when my grandchild is sleeping. The Nikkor 35mm 1.8 lens is a super lens in low or bright light. The images are bright, clear, clean, and natural looking edge to edge. Nikon optics are excellently utilized in light gathering and range broadening. I can't do without my low light wide angle Nikkor 35mm 1.8 lens.
Pros:
Low light wide angle photography with no distortion, sturdy, fast, and easy to use.
Cons:
0
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

great lens

Written By Anonymous, putnam new york on Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Great bokeh, easy to use. Pictures come out amazing
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5 out of 5

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G

Written By Mr. A, St. Croix, USVI on Thursday, May 02, 2013
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This lens is awesome! Beautiful portraits and sharp images!
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5 out of 5

Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G

Written By Arthur D, Seattle, WA on Monday, April 29, 2013
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The lens arrived promptly and lives up to the expected Nikon quality. It is clear and very bright in low light conditions. So far I give it 5 stars!
Pros:
Light weight and excellent in low light. The ability to overide/adjust the automatic focus is a real plus.
Cons:
None that I can see.
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5 out of 5

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G is a screamer!

Written By MasonM, Reston, VA on Monday, April 29, 2013
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I absolutely love this lens. It's fast, light and delivers outstanding images on my D7000.
Pros:
Quality and Price
Cons:
None yet.
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5 out of 5

Awesome lens

Written By SethF, New York, NY on Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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Awesome lens. Super sharp and very fast. Everyone should have this in their bag.
Pros:
Sharp, fast, cheap (but sturdy)
Cons:
No VR. (You can live without it with this aperture and price).
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5 out of 5

Prime Lens

Written By Randy, West Lawn, PA on Friday, April 19, 2013
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Excellent lens. Was looking to change up from a kit lens and this is just what the doctor called for. Pictures come out crystal and it is much faster then the kit lens. Highly recommend for anyone who likes to take portraits.
Pros:
Everything. Build is solid, fast, easy to use.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G

Written By ovy31, Brooklyn on Friday, April 05, 2013
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Great walk around lens. Got this for my d7100 and the images are superb. Its nice and light and works very well in low light. If you have a nikon DX camera you have to buy this lens!!!!
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great lens

Written By Joe, massapequa ny on Sunday, March 31, 2013
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What a great lens for this price range. I bought a 50mm 1.8 and gave it to my daughter to use, just not flexable enough for me in a room. I was just backing up all the time just to get the right picture. The 35mm was perfect for what I wanted this lens to do, sharp, clear, low light or flash and no trouble with backing up. A no-brainer for anyone looking for a fast lens. Joe
Pros:
clear sharp pics with or without flash great price range fast delivery and no tax
Cons:
non-so far
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8G

Written By Nero, Unadilla, NY on Thursday, March 21, 2013
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The NIKON DX f/1.8 35 mm lens is one of the sharpest lens I have. Great photo shots with out flash, (of course you have to have some light,but a candle will do if placed right !) you will not be disappointed. The service is 5 star,received in two days of order,
Pros:
Great sharp pictures
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Excellent!

Written By Lamont, Douglas,Ga on Saturday, March 09, 2013
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Excellent lens. It takes crisp, clear, exact pictures. Easy to handle. Best lens I ever invested in.
Pros:
Great for quick set ups and easy shoots. Also for main event like weddings or graduations and things like that.
Cons:
I haven't experienced any negative actions where this lens is concerned. It's all good.
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5 out of 5

Amazing Lens to Own!

Written By Augustin A. F, Saipan,CMNI on Wednesday, March 06, 2013
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This 35mm f/1.8G DX Lens, Delivers Sharp Images on my D7000 Camera, and the Price is very reasonable. That's Awesome!!
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

AWESOME LENS

Written By Mario O, Manati, Puerto Rico on Monday, March 04, 2013
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This Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX lens produces sharp pictures and great color and contrast. It is also perfect for portrait and other general purposes (semi-macro etc). This lens also produces nice bokeh. The picture quality and bokeh quality are comparable with the other Nikon prime lenses (50mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.4 AF-S etc) lens which are famous for being sharp. Overall, this is a very versatile lens.
Pros:
An Excellent lens for an affordable price !!!
Cons:
Not Yet !!!
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5 out of 5

Nikon 35mm

Written By Brian, Florida on Thursday, January 31, 2013
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Good prime lens at a good price point. It does what it is supposd to and has a good feel.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G

Written By Anonymous, NJ on Sunday, December 23, 2012
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Great lens, Have not fully used it in all areas, but so far its great and crisp pictures.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G

Written By Anonymous, nyack, ny on Monday, October 08, 2012
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Great lens, very versatile.
Pros:
takes great wide-angle photos, sharp and crisp
Cons:
none
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

No shipping, great price, great glass!

Written By MLight, Texas on Tuesday, September 04, 2012
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Recently purchased this lens for a extra "walking around" lens. Have not been disappointed...very fast with crisp photos. I've taken some portrait photos with this lens and the result was stunning .
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Best Online electronics site ive been to.

Written By Arod, Bronx, New York on Wednesday, August 08, 2012
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No tax + Free shipping. Orderd my product on Mondey and it arrived Wednesday morning. Whats more is i got an email confermation from Crutchfield letting me know my package had arrived. It does not get any better that. Highly recommend this site for shoppers and i will be shopping here again.
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5 out of 5

Excellent

Written By Peacepole1, Brooklyn on Thursday, July 19, 2012
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Love the lense. Great place to shop - came fast and was just as described. Would recommend Crutchfield,
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5 out of 5

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G

Written By Anonymous, Derby, Kansas on Thursday, May 24, 2012
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Great!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Awesome!

Written By RM, Lihue, Hawaii on Monday, May 21, 2012
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An amazing piece of glass. I love this lens.
Pros:
First rate lens. Fantastic price!
Cons:
Non
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Couldn't be happier!

Written By Nattie Lou, Toledo, OH on Thursday, January 19, 2012
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This lens does not leave my Nikon D90. I am so impressed with it. I recently went on a few vacations and brought my camera along with only that lens. Whenever I show friends or family the pictures, without fail, they always comment on how great all of my pictures look. You can buy this lens with no regrets!
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

It's a No-Brainer Purchase

Written By Ray, New York on Saturday, September 03, 2011
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There is a reason why this lens is on most camera review web pages as a must buy for your Nikon DSLR, just look at the fan club the "Nifty-Fifty" lens has and you'll see why. On a DX Body this lens is cropped to 52mm making it a fantastic focal length. This lens performs wonderfully in low light situations and allows you to achieve a nice short depth of field. The image quality of this lens is outstanding above f/2.8, your kit lens (18-55mm or 18-105mm) cannot touch this. And at this price it's an absolute bargain for the quality of the photos you will get. It will quickly become the go-to lens in your bag. Don't think about it, just order it...
18 out of 18 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Good lens great price

Written By GS, Cincinnati on Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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This new lens arrived quickly from Crutchfield and works great. It seems to be a very good lens for a great price.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

35mm is a definite upgrade to 18-55mm kit lens

Written By Jacobi Lucattini, NYC, NY on Monday, August 22, 2011
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I am a travel blogger and rely upon a camera to take pictures of places that I stay, eat at and visit.

I purchased this 35mm DX lens from Crutchfield just before I left for a trip to Italy and it did not disappoint.

I had read reviews of this prime lens by Ken Rockwell and by reviewers on various tech sites and I must say that I agree with many of the reviews in regards to the lens' sharpness and speed.

PROS The lens is extremely sharp and quick. I noticed this most when I took portrait shots of family and friends. The lens also performs admirably in low-light conditions though a tripod is necessary to cut down on the blur of even slow-moving subjects. The lens is perfect for taking pictures of dishes at restaurants. The bokeh isn't great but it's not bad either.

CONS The lens isn't for landscape photography though some of the landscape I shot came out nice.

CONCLUSION Overall, this lens is a great prime lens and is an upgrade to the standard Nikon 18-55mm lens. Worth the investment.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

New Favorite

Written By Dave Y, Highspire, PA on Monday, August 22, 2011
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I've had quite a few lenses in my day, and regardless of price this is quickly becoming my favorite.
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5 out of 5

Great, versatile lens

Written By CroJack, Boston, MA on Tuesday, August 16, 2011
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I bought this lens for low light situations and when I don't feel like lugging my 18-200 around. On a crop sensor (like the D7000 I use), I see a fixed focal length of roughly 53mm. This is about what the eye see's, so it is great for tight indoor situations too. I'm very happy with it's performance and would definitely recommend it.
4 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great Lens

Written By Andrew, Irvine, CA on Wednesday, August 10, 2011
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GREAT prime lens for beginners such as myself. I'm using a D5100 and really enjoy using these lens for low light settings. The service was fantastic. Came exactly in 3 days just like they promised and the shipping was free! Definitely am a happy customer.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great Value for "Normal" length Lens

Written By Markekai, Hawaii on Friday, July 08, 2011
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As an aspiring hobbyist photographer, I am in the process of leaving my kit 18-55mm lens behind, for lenses with more clarity, colors, and speed. This is a fixed focal length lens, so here are the major down sides: You have to walk forward and backward to "zoom", you have to change the lens when it doesn't suite the shot, and you'll have to carry more lenses if you need lots of focal lengths.

The positives far outweigh the negatives for me. First is that the clarity of the glass is immediately noticeable on the camera screen and look even better on your computer. My pictures look sharper, and almost start to look clear enough to be professional. Due to the ability to gather more light, I am able to expose my subjects which are in shadows, and pull enough colors to be useful without heavy photoshop work. Due to the increased speed of the lens, I can capture pictures indoors without a flash, merely but using a large aperture and a bump in ISO. You'll know that the scene is too dark when your autofocus light is not able to provide enough light to focus on your subject. I might use the kit lens for vacations, but for my hobbyist photography work, this is now my "Go-to" lens.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G

Written By Ajay, South Plainfield, NJ on Friday, July 08, 2011
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Clear snaps from this light portable lens, great addition to the arsenal.
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5 out of 5

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G

Written By Anonymous, Dallas, TX on Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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Very nice lens for the price. Love the pictures at F1.8....very sharp and bright.
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5 out of 5

great!!!

Written By Vitalii, Key West, FL on Tuesday, June 14, 2011
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This lens is doing fantastic job. I`m using it to capture night parties in the clubs. it makes really good pictures! =) Can`t beat for this price!
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5 out of 5

Fun Lens

Written By Mark, New York, NY on Monday, June 13, 2011
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This is a very fun lens. At this price for f/1.8 and exclusively made for DX cameras, it's a no brainer. It's light, it's compact, pictures almost always look good with this lens. I used to have D300 and 18-200mm as my all occasion gear and I hate to carry it on vacation trips. It's too heavy and iPhone takes good pictures too. But now I take my D5100 with 35mm out with me more often.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Superb Prime for your Everyday

Written By Filterxpert, Long Island, NY on Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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This may be the shortest review I've written.

Colors are off the charts focus speed good.
Small Light great for D80-90 and D5k-3K.
35 mm range is perfect for shooting kids at activities.
f1.8 is handy when a flash is not allowed.
I am beginning to appreciate the primes over the zooms because they are range
that I need.
Zoom with your feet and use this lens it will not disappoint.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

no flash anymore

Written By Y. L., NY NY on Monday, December 27, 2010
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Very good buy when you don't want to "scare" your subject with flash; also at the same
light level 30mm gives better resolution then my 18-105mm - something you will see
well with some magnification, however still visible on photos 7"x5'' or larger.

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5 out of 5

Nikon Af-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens

Written By Photographer Ed, New York City on Thursday, December 02, 2010
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This lens is very sharp with a compact profile. I recommend its' purchase.
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3 out of 5

18-200 owners probably don't need this

Written By andrewshrm, Henderson, NV on Saturday, August 29, 2009
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I've been using the Nikon 18-200 exclusively for the past 6 months and
been very satisfied with it. Not content to leave "good enough" alone, I
decided that I wanted to try this lens out to see if it's low-light benefits
were really all that. By low light, I mean the kind of soft lighting you have
in your living room with just a lamp and the TV on during the evening. I
tested it out side by side with the 18-200 for about an hour.

Yes, it's true, this lens DOES enable you to get a slightly higher shutter
speed than the 18-200 when you're taking photographs in low-light. But
what I didn't consider is how much an advantage the VR gives my 18-200.
I was surprised to find that most of the time, the 18-200 was still able to
give me a sharp photo in the dark. I must be lazy too, because despite the
weight savings, I was almost immediately missing the convenience of the
zoom. In the end, I'm choosing to return the 35mm 1.8 because I didn't
feel that it really gave me anything that I didn't already have. With the 18-
200, I'm sharp down to 1/8 shutter, and I find that I can do all the low light
photography I'm really ever going to get into just fine.

I'm glad I tried it out, but for me the 18-200 is still the only lens I need.
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4 out of 5

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G

Written By Trevor, Lafayette, CA on Monday, August 17, 2009
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This lens is a very good deal. It has a convenient focal length for DX and it's fast enough for just about any situation. The bokeh is very nice. It has a lot of primary lateral chomatic aberration (red/blue fringes near the edges of the image) but in my experience this is not noticeable in most real-world shots. The AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D lacks this problem, but doesn't autofocus on the D40, so overall I prefer this lens.
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5 out of 5

dx fomat, low light, buy this

Written By doug, Omaha, NE on Friday, June 05, 2009
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If you have a nikon DSLR and you want to shoot in low light your cameras ISO adjustment and lenses that have VR are a help. If you want to maintain a high shutter speed, you need this lens. Your camera must be the DX format. I use mine on a D40, it works great.
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