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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Optical design

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

Format: APS-C (crop)

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Nikon F (FX, DX)

First year of production: 2009

Optical design: 8 elements in 6 groups

Features: Ultra-Sonic Motor
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Average price: $300


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Additional information:

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35 mm f/ 1.8 G DX  is a compact  all-purpose fast prime lens for Nikon DX cameras.

It is a good variant concerning a price-quality relationship.

It is possible to use it on DX cameras as a kit lens with a focal length of 52 mm.

The  maximum aperture ratio of 1.8  enables shooting with a very shallow depth of field, as well as shooting in low-level-light conditions.

It is equipped with a rounded 7-blade aperture, which makes it possible to get rather beautiful blurring of out-of-focus areas (bokeh). Circles of confusion are close to the perfect circle.

The lens is already rather sharp even at f/1.8. It is very sharp from f/3.5 onward. Sharpness is good across the whole frame.

Vignetting and distortion are rather pronounced when wide open aperture. From f/2.8 they are already barely visible.

The optical scheme includes  an aspherical element, which has a positive impact on minimizing aberrations and contrast rendering.

Focusing is internal. The front lens does not rotate, which enables the use of a polarizing or a gradient filter.  Manual adjustment of sharpness is possible at any time by rotating the focus ring.

Color  rendering is natural with slightly increased saturation. Contrast is high.

Built-in SWM (Silent Wave Motor) enables fast and quiet focusing. It  focuses perfectly well in low-level-light conditions.

The NIKON AF-S DX NIKKOR 35 mm f/1.8G lens is well resistant to back and side light. In order to ensure a better image quality, it is recommended to use a hood.

Two focusing modes: M/A (autofocus with manual focusing priority) and M (manual focusing).

The NIKON AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G  is a good kit lens for everyday use and for the types of photography where a shallow depth of field is important.

Compatible hood: HB-46

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Posted by: Sergei Borodin   Date of publication: 14.09.2010

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Optical quality4.0812
Pricing / Value4.2512
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Owner reviews: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35 mm f/ 1.8 G DX

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Period of use: 3 months


Weight, size, speed, AF, sharpness, bokeh, PRICE!


Not found, especially considering the cost =)


Required standart lens for crop!