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NikonWide Angle AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D Autofocus Lens
 
4.7

(based on 177 reviews)

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    (32)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (153)
  • Lightweight (144)
  • Consistent output (98)
  • Easily interchangeable (77)
  • Durable (68)

Cons

  • Slow focus (12)
  • Weak casing (9)
  • Tough to attach (7)
  • Poor in low light (3)

Best Uses

  • Low light (74)
  • Landscape/scenery (63)
  • Night photography (63)
  • Weddings (62)
  • General purpose (51)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (36), Photo enthusiast (35), Enthusiast (32), Pro photographer (31), Professional (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (75), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

oh wow, 35mm -- who knew?!

What a great little gem this lens it. Top quality for a reasonable price which is so rare with lenses. It's so versatile as it is wide enough for landscapes and tight enough for...Read complete review

What a great little gem this lens it. Top quality for a reasonable price which is so rare with lenses. It's so versatile as it is wide enough for landscapes and tight enough for some creative portraiture. I shoot products and food and I'm including a sample so you can see what this is capable of. Obviously, none of us want to switch back and forth between lenses which is why we typically get the 24-70mm or 16-35 which are great lenses! But fixed are just better plus you're getting almost a full stop more light on this than the zoom lens and for the price I love having a few inexpensive fixed around that I'm not scared of breaking to backup my 24-70mm. The best part about them is that they are equal if not better than the same focal length on the zooms! Great buys.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Adequate for FX use only

This is not one of Nikon's sharp lenses, softer even than the older 50mm f1.4 and no where near as sharp as the Sigma 30mm f1.4 lens on a DX camera where the Sigma...Read complete review

This is not one of Nikon's sharp lenses, softer even than the older 50mm f1.4 and no where near as sharp as the Sigma 30mm f1.4 lens on a DX camera where the Sigma provides the perspective of a 34mm lens. Well worth the extra money to get the Sigma is you will be using a DX camera or getting the Zeiss 35mm f2 even if it is manual focus for a FX camera.

The 24-70mm f2.8 is much sharper at its 35mm focal length than this Nikon prime.

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5.0

excellent lens, great price

By Rebecca

from New York

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Lightweight
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Nikon Wide Angle AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D Autofocus Lens:

    great lens
    great price
    compact

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    • No

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    5.0

    Super sharp

    By JEStanek

    from Philaburbia, PA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Nikon Wide Angle AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D Autofocus Lens:

      This is a fantastic lens for my DF and my D90. Very fast AF, sharp across the field. I prefer it to the 50mm for many shoots.

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      5.0

      Lived up to my expectations and more

      By The Cat

      from Thousand Oaks, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Manuel Focus Is Very Nice
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Purpose "normal" Lens
        • All Purpost "normal" Lens
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Nikon Wide Angle AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D Autofocus Lens:

        Since I upgraded to FX format I have a renewed interest in fixed focal length lenses and manual focus. I used to use a 35mm as my normal back when I was shooting film. The detail and sharpness of the sensor on my Nikon D610 reminds me of shooting with Kodachrome and this lens delivers all the detail and at f/2 is nice and bright in the viewfinder.

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        5.0

        Great Lens

        By Evykae

        from Vancouver, WA

        About Me Pro Photographer

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Nikon Wide Angle AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D Autofocus Lens:

          I bought this lens for large groups. Works great…its light and sharp. Love it.

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          5.0

          Great walk-around lens

          By Ken

          from Fayetteville, NC

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nikon Wide Angle AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D Autofocus Lens:

              I had an old MF 35mm Nikkor lens from years ago, and wanted to update it with this lens. This lens will not disappoint. Edge sharpness is not great unless stopped down somewhat, but I find that it is great for my needs. Small, compact, fast and sharp; what more could you need!? This lens will be with me all the time!

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              5.0

              smok'n DOF

              By trompe sky

              from riverhead, NY

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              Pros

              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Large Format Look
                • Tabletop Compositions
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Nikon Wide Angle AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D Autofocus Lens:

                Excellent/creative-use DOF. Now you have no excuse NOT to create a deep illusion of space in your shots!

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                5.0

                Amazing Lens

                By JFer

                from Bogotá

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Tough To Attach

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Nikon Wide Angle AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D Autofocus Lens:

                This lens is on my Df all the time. the 35mm view is so versatile. the maximum F2 aperture is incredible. i found this lens incredibly sharp at f2.8 but is good to have the option to shoot at f2. The performance is truly amazing for the price. very lightweight, great built quality made in japan, focuses very very very close. almost like a macro. i can't find any reason not to recommend this lens. and also look beautiful. Love this old D series lenses look compared to the new G.

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                5.0

                Good solid lens, should last a lifetime

                By Gramps

                from Beachwood, NJ

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • None that I've found

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Night Photography

                Comments about Nikon Wide Angle AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D Autofocus Lens:

                Great lens for low light photography. Focuses quick & accurate. Thought about getting Nikon's new 35 f1.8G, but I figure this one's built for the long haul, not just something fancy with only a 10 year life expectancy!

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                5.0

                Just right

                By Rocklandken

                from Rockland, ma

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Nikon Wide Angle AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D Autofocus Lens:

                  A perfect fit for the D800. Light, compact and acceptably sharp. I thought about waiting for the 1.4 but I thought about and decided my old shoulders, etc. would appreciate the size of this lens.

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                  5.0

                  Perfect

                  By Doudoulila

                  from Cayenne

                  Comments about Nikon Wide Angle AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D Autofocus Lens:

                  I love it, the perfect lens (among others...) for my F6 !

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                  5.0

                  Really nice lens

                  By Flash

                  from Nashville, TN

                  About Me Pro Photographer

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Nice Bokeh

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Nikon Wide Angle AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D Autofocus Lens:

                    Great, general all purpose lens. I use it more than any other focal length.

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                    5.0

                    Great 35 mm

                    By AshikBD

                    from NY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Nikon Wide Angle AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D Autofocus Lens:

                      I bought this lens as a do-all lens to back-up my 50 mm, but this turned out to be the one that I now use more frequently. I bought these lenses to take pictures of my newborn, the minimum focus distance of this lens allows you to get really close, and this being an f2, is also pretty fast.

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                      5.0

                      Perfect for full frame cameras

                      By Andy8400

                      from Near Chicago, IL

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                      Pros

                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight
                      • Rugged

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Nikon Wide Angle AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D Autofocus Lens:

                        Had this lens a few years ago for my Nikon D90. Worked fine but field of view was a little to narrow for general purpose use. Sold it and bought the 24mm equivalent.

                        Recently got a full frame camera (Nikon D800) and now the 24 mm lens was a little too wide! So... purchased the 35mm lens again bringing me back to the same field of view as the D90 with the 24mm lens. If I could have foreseen my future, I could have saved money by not buying this lens twice!

                        Bottom line: the lens is sharp and fast and helps reduce the weight of the heavier D800. With a 36 mpx camera, I have lots of room to crop and still maintain a large file photo. Cropping is like digital zoom and allows me to use prime lenses such as this one over clunkier zoom lenses, more often.

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                        4.0

                        just what I needed

                        By Photo Bug

                        from Greenville, SC

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Nikon Wide Angle AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D Autofocus Lens:

                          Purchased to help wtih a late day wedding in a very old, stone church. The low light abilities of the lens, coupled with pushing ISO even to 1600 on my D700 gave really beautiful images. WOuld definitely buy again and highly recommend!

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                          5.0

                          El mejor lente por el mejor precio

                          By ddphotomx

                          from san luis potosi, mexico

                          About Me Pro Photographer

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Nikon Wide Angle AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D Autofocus Lens:

                            I had already the previous version of this lens, because the previous scrappage was too old. I use it is mainly for weddings and family sessions etc. The lens performs in the best way approach, sharpness, color especially for the price you pay.

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                            5.0

                            Great Lens!

                            By The Duke

                            from Oklahoma City, OK

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Nice Bokeh

                            Cons

                            • Weak Casing

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Nikon Wide Angle AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D Autofocus Lens:

                            Awesome lens, super fast! D series is d series!

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                            4.0

                            Awesome lens

                            By Flaco

                            from Tampa,FL

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sharpand Crisp

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Nikon Wide Angle AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D Autofocus Lens:

                              this lens is wonderful. it's quick and very clear. Should have bought it along time ago.

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                              5.0

                              Great lens for D800

                              By Steve

                              from Hillsboro, OR

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Nikon Wide Angle AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D Autofocus Lens:

                                I read great reviews about this lens and they were all true! It'll be my main lens on my Bermuda trip next month. What's great about it beside the sharpness and quality is the light weight and price.

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                                4.0

                                Great Value

                                By Tekneektom

                                from Land O Lakes, WI

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Photography

                                  Comments about Nikon Wide Angle AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D Autofocus Lens:

                                  There are a lot of more expensive wide angle lenses on the market, but if you have a limited budget and want really solid results - this is a great value. High quality, rugged build and it doesn't weigh a ton like a lot of other wide angle lenses.

                                  I'm really pleased with my purchase!

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                                  5.0

                                  Theres simply no way back

                                  By Frank Hoekstra

                                  from Melbourne Australia

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Weak Casing

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Nikon Wide Angle AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D Autofocus Lens:

                                    Great all rounder
                                    Nice and smal
                                    Why would you pay for a N series lens only half a stop more
                                    your cients won't even notice or respect the difference in optical quality
                                    these optics are beautiful

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