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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens USA

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Product Highlights
  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8-16
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Rear Focusing System
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 9.8"
  • Filter Diameter: 58mm
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

The AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens from Nikon is an FX-format lens designed for Nikon F-mount cameras. It features a maximum aperture of f/1.8 which allows you to create separation between your subject and the background as well as the ability to capture high quality imagery in low-light conditions. When used on a DX-format camera, the lens provides a 35mm focal length equivalence of 52.5mm.

For maintaining optical quality, this lens has an extra-low dispersion glass element that reduces chromatic aberrations and increases contrast and sharpness as well as an aspherical element that suppresses spherical aberration and distortion. This combines with Super Integrated lens coatings that minimize ghosting and flare, resulting in a clear image across the frame.

The lens utilizes a Silent Wave Motor for fast and quiet autofocus and its rear focusing system eliminates changes in the physical length of the lens during focusing and enables faster overall focusing. Its minimum focus distance is 9.8".

A very practical wide-angle prime lens useful for multiple photographic applications. On DX-format DSLRs, its 35mm focal length equivalence is 52.5mm.
Silent Wave Motor provides fast, accurate and near-silent autofocus.
Rear focus system means only the rear lens group moves during focusing, thus eliminating changes in the physical length of the lens during focusing and enabling faster focusing.
Optical construction features 11 elements in 8 groups including one aspherical and one ED lens to reduce aberrations.
Nikon Super Integrated lens Coating enhances light transmission thus reducing ghosting and flare.
Seven rounded diaphragm blades produce smooth out-of-focus areas.
Uses 58mm screw-in filters and includes detachable petal-style lens hood.
Performance
Focal Length 35mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 52.5 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.8 - 16
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 63°
DX Picture Angle: 44°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" (25 cm)
Magnification 0.16x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6
Elements/Groups 11/8
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front:58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.83 x 2.81" (72 x 71.5 mm)
Weight 10.76 oz (305 g)
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens
  • HB-70 Bayonet Lens Hood for AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens
  • 58mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • CL-0915 Soft Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
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    NikonAF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens
     
    4.7

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (16)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (14)
    • Nice bokeh (10)
    • Consistent output (8)
    • Easily interchangeable (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Low light (16)
      • Landscape/scenery (12)
      • Night photography (10)
      • Weddings (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (5)
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      Reviewed by 27 customers

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      5.0

      Sharp and affordable

      By Letitia

      from SoCal

      Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens:

      This is my go to lens. It's sharp and has great bokeh. Another reviewer commented that the bokeh wasn't too good, but I found the opposite.

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      5.0

      fabulous lens

      By jacquelynn

      from tucson az

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens:

        great lens that lives up to my expectations for both a Nikon and a f1.8. I think 1.8 is perfect and am pleased I chose this over the 1.4

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        5.0

        love!!!

        By lindsay

        from IN

        Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens:

        Perfect lens for indoor lifestyle photos! Use it all the time!

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        5.0

        Excellent value

        By KGM

        from Madison, Wisconsin

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • HIgh image quality
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Photography

          Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens:

          This is a high quality, fast lens. It's sharp, moderately sized, and reasonably priced. When I need to be careful about size and weight when packing a camera bag, and still want great quality, this is an excellent choice.

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          5.0

          Another 1.8g solid performer

          By Mn photog

          from Mn

          Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens:

          I have the 28, 50, and 85 1.8g lenses and the 35 is another solid performer. If you enjoy using primes this is a good focal length to have. Very few bad habits to this lens. Sharper than the D version I've been using.

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          5.0

          Great lens

          By hpeff

          from Opelousas, La

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Nice Bokeh

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens:

              Wonderful lens, very sharp. beautiful pictures

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Just Right

              By Bob Woolcock

              from California

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens:

                    Plastic filter threads, plastic barrel - who cares. Clear filter never gets removed anyway and I don't plan on dropping it… Wanted a slightly normal/wide perspective and low barrel distortion - Wanted a modern lens design with modern glass. No Nano coating but an ED element which gives it the contrast I wanted. So…I guess I like it.

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                    4.0

                    Great low light lens

                    By Photo Mom

                    from Williams, AZ

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Night Photography

                      Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens:

                      I'm very happy with the lens. Sharp and fast. It seems well built and the size is convenient for having camera on hand at all times. I am using it on a D700 and love the quality. ......

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      excellent lens

                      By Kristopher250

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens:

                        This is now my main panorama lens on my D-810. I can stitch several frames together with no wide angle distortion. I have used it on several all day photo shoots on the Blue Ridge parkway and the results are excellent. Third party tech reviews say that this lens is optically superb.

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                        5.0

                        Top-rate lens

                        By pmaiden

                        from Palo Alto, CA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Nice Bokeh
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Photography
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens:

                          This lens, hugely less expensive than the 35mm 1.4 Nikkor, performs extremely well with only one half stop less speed. It is as sharp as my other Nikkor prime lenses, and although it has seven diaphragm blades instead of the 1.4's nine it has great bokeh. I've published photos using it wide open with good results, happily.

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                          5.0

                          Beautiful lens

                          By Day Cat

                          from Brooklyn, NY

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens:

                            Thanks to the B&H customer help, I bought this lens. It is perfect for what I need - there is little distortion - apparently it mimics to human eye. My images are super clear and clean, even in lowish light. This is the first lens I've ever bought and I'm very happy with it.

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                            5.0

                            Another fine f/1.8 lens from Nikon

                            By Bill McGrath

                            from Western States RVer

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Lightweight
                            • Nice Bokeh

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Dark Sky Images
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Photography

                              Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens:

                              I got this lens to fill the void between the 28mm and the 50mm lenses that I already have. Like the others, it performs well and is light weight. Sharpness is good, especially when stopped down, but more than adequate wide open. The lens has little CA and focuses well. Nothing to complain about. I know that some users are concerned that the lens is made of non-metal, but so far it hasn't seemed poorly made and it should be more immune to small knocks than one made of metal. Don't know how it would survive a real shock, but I don't know how well any lens would do if dropped. I'm satisfied with the build quality.

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                              5.0

                              Overall An Outstanding Lens

                              By FineArt Wedding Shooter

                              from Atlanta, GA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Af Accuracy
                              • AF Speed
                              • Lightweight
                              • Small size

                              Cons

                              • Ca At Wide Open
                              • Cheap Construction
                              • Sometimes Ca At F18

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Night Photography
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens:

                              I purchased this lens used from another photographer because it's on back order here. As a wedding photographer, over the years I've owned many 35mm FL prime lenses, such as Nikon AF-S 35 f/1.4G, Nikon 35 f/2D, Sigma Art 35 1.4, Carl Zeiss ZF 35/2, and I can say I really love this lens. Not only is its size/weight perfect, but at wide open it's as sharp as 1.4G at f/1.8 in center as well. It has less distortion than 1.4G does, which is another plus. The downside is some CA at wide open in high contrast scene but it's not as bad as Sigma. Its AF speed is faster and more accurate than 1.4G. If 1.4G and 1.8G were priced same, I still would choose this one. With today's high ISO digital capabilities on cameras, I don't really need 1.4 for speed anymore.

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                              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Awesome lens

                              By Me and My Camera

                              from Palmdale, CA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens:

                                Love the speed!

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                                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Smooth and sharp

                                By Photographather

                                from Orange County

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens:

                                  I had the 1.4G for over a year and the auto-focus for stills was too slow for my uses. I am using this primarily for video with the D4, but I've used it for both stills and video in the couple of weeks that I've owned it. What I needed was smooth manual focusing and this provides that. The stills look great as well. No issues to speak of.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great new lens

                                  By StuDawg

                                  from Fremont, CA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Output
                                  • Nice Bokeh

                                  Cons

                                  • Weak Casing

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Photography

                                  Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens:

                                  I love this one, really sharp wide open with wonderful bokeh. I found that large aperture Nikkor lenses are horrible on DX bodies, but on FX they are truly amazing! Tack sharp street and landscape pics. A REAL winner!!

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                                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  "Superb Lens and value for the money"

                                  By Sonodea

                                  from New York City

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Output
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Nice Bokeh
                                  • Rugged
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens:

                                      Fantastic lens and great valiue for the money. I thought it would be a lower end lend but it's right up there with the best. I find myself using it all the time for many situations.

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                                      (2 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      3.0

                                      DECENT QUALITY LENS FOR THE MONEY. CHINA

                                      By OREIDA57

                                      from BOISE, IDAHO

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Plastic

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors/Low Light

                                      Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens:

                                      DECENT QUALITY PICTURES FROM THE LENS BUT TOO MUCH PLASTIC IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND MADE IN CHINA. WOULD SPEND MORE MONEY TO BUY BETTER QUALITY.

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                                      4.0

                                      Pleasant Surprise

                                      By CurtG

                                      from Minneapolis, MN

                                      Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens:

                                      Bought this lens to complete a set of small primes for street photography. While bigger than my 20d and 50g 1.8, still smaller and less obtrusive than the sigma art 1.4. Focuses fast and silently. Not as sharp as the 85 1.8 but still good for my uses. After reading initial comparisons/reviews I expected A bit less, but was happily proven wrong.

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                                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Decent quality, light weight, low price

                                      By Tom Q

                                      from Far Haven, NJ

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery

                                          Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens:

                                          I was looking for a light, wide, walk about FX lens for my Df so I didn't have to carry my 24-70 everywhere. This fits the bill and delivers pretty good quality. Pros - light weight, sharp and has good contrast. Cons - the light weight is because of all the plastic, so it isn't as solid as a good f1.4, but because it is taken everywhere I don't mind if it gets a few dings.

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