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NikonAF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens
 
4.7

(based on 82 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (62)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (46)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (40)
  • Consistent output (23)
  • Nice bokeh (23)
  • Easily interchangeable (19)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Low light (43)
  • Landscape/scenery (35)
  • Night photography (23)
  • Weddings (22)
  • Video (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (27), Semi-pro photographer (14), Pro photographer (10), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (53)

Reviewed by 82 customers

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(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

b$h is my store

By al

from gloucester va

Verified Buyer

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

excellent product very happy

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So far so good!

By DC

from Undisclosed

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

The lens works as I would expect any G lens to work with my Nikon D810. That is a good thing. It looks sharp where focused at, with aperture F1.8 upon pixel peeping. If you need a 35mm lens on Nikon full frame body then this is it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pleased with purchase

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I use this lens with a Nikon D750 and so far it works great. I considered a less expensive f/2 Nikon but comparing the reviews convinced me to spend the extra bucks and I think it was worth it. I've photo'ed a landscape just before dawn, a panorama of four 35 mm shots (the lens distortion didn't seem too bad and was easily corrected in processing) and a still life focused at about the close limit for the lens. All were great shots (and that's not just my opinion). So far, I'm quite pleased with the results. Love the f/1.8. All of my shots were made using a tripod. There is no VR. A B&H employee said that when hand-holding shooters typically used tripods or large enough apertures that shutter speeds were capable of eliminating blur. Seemed reasonable but I haven't tested that yet. My other Nikon FX lens is 28-300 mm, which has been very useful as a single lens to take when traveling. The 35mm is so versatile and light, it will probably be taken along also or maybe instead.

 
5.0

Fantastic lens!

By Neil

from Undisclosed

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

Wanted a lens for landscape and small groups images. This is one fast and sharp lens.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By Ana

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Very clear. Crisp clear indeed.

 
5.0

I would buy this again

By Dana

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Great quality and prime for on the go. Also really like the aperture for lower light situations. Good depth of field

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love!

By Sara

from Undisclosed

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

This lens is so great! Bought this for my first lens and have used at a wedding and for family photos! The images are so crisp and clean!

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

This is a really nice lens

By EE

from Baltimore, MD

Verified Buyer

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

I am a working photographer but I won't consider myself a pro given that this isn't my full time job. This lens is a very useful focal length and tack sharp. If I worked in tough environments with my gear I wouldn't pick this lenses as a work horse. It feels a little light to be a work horse. Overall, I really like the images that I am able to produce with this lens. It's a really good compromise for the price. I've rented the 1.4, which is a superb lens, but I decided that I could put the $1,100 saving towards a trip where I could put myself in front of some interesting subjects.

(36 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good all-around solid lens...

By ES

from Colorado

Verified Buyer

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

I love the 35mm focal length, it's very versatile and I have used that focal length with many different systems such as Nikon, Canon, Mamiya, Leica, etc. I'm currently using a Nikon D800 and have tried four different 35mm's with this camera: the Nikon 35mm f/2d, the Zeiss 35mm f/2 ZF.2, the Sigma 35mm f1.4 and now the Nikon 35mm f/1.8 G.

Each of these 35mm lenses offers a unique trait/traits that the other one does not. The f/2 D older lens, is a great size, light, fits well with the camera and has relatively quick/accurate but noisy focusing. It's not the sharpest of the bunch but is good in the center and you feel like your getting a lot of bang for your buck. The Zeiss has a wonderful construction, solid, all metal feel, sharper than the D lens, but not as sharp as the others. It has very smooth focusing, fantastic contrast and tonality and of course has no af. The Sigma is big, heavy, the fastest at f/1.4, almost as close in contrast/tonality to the Zeiss, but it's the sharpest of them all with af and that's pretty good.

That said, the Nikon 35mm f1.8 G doesn't have one or two unique stand out traits like the other 35mm's mentioned above, where the lens offers something that your not able to get in another 35mm lens. But what it does offer is it does pretty well at all the features one would like in a lens. It is relatively light, still has some weather proofing and pretty sharp (not the absolute sharpest, but close). It also has a good contrast and tonality (but not as good as what Zeiss offers) and overall has pretty quick, accurate and quiet af. It's an all around good lens. It doesn't beat any other 35mm lens in a particular trait but it comes close and does pretty good, just not the best. And for me that made it my lens of choice. It's a funny little guy!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super lens!

By Freddy

from Vernon, NJ

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • great aperture

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      This was my first prime lens and I very happy with my purchase! I highly recommend it

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great little lens

      By audog

      from St. Louis

      Verified Buyer

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

      Was looking for a 35mm lens for a walk around lens. Was using my 24-70, but it is a heavy lens to carry around all day. This lens was perfect. Lightweight, sharp, and great price.

      (19 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very nice!

      By Ken

      from Brooklyn, NY, USA

      Verified Buyer

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

      I bought this lens to fit between my Nikkor 20mm 1.8G, and my Nikkor 50mm 1.8G lenses for when I want something wider than a 50, and not as wide as a 20. It fits right in there where I thought it would. I use a full frame Camera (Nikon D750). The 35mm is light, small, very sharp, fast focusing and accurate in my opinion. It is light weight, plasticy like the other G lenses are, but that's not a problem for me since I don't abuse my lenses. They feel solid, not toyish at all, and they work great! The price is not that bad either considering how well they work, the 35mm included. It is weather sealed, has a metal mount, a nice lens shade and a decent focusing ring which I only use now and then because the autofocus is very good. I like that this lens is wider than a 50mm yet doesn't bend lines as much as the 20mm. I had bought one of these lenses refurbished from Nikon's online store to save some money but when I got it I found out it only has a 90 day warranty on it instead of Nikon's usual 5 year warranty, so for the small savings the warranty trade off was not worth it to me. So I returned it and went over to B&H and bought this lens. I have shopped at B&H both online and in their store and have never come away with anyhing but a feeling of satisfaction. They're great! I'm sure this lens will be with me on my walks around NYC for many years to come. I recommend this lens to anyone that wants a wide, but not super wide angle lens.

      (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This lens is razor sharp

      By Bob

      from Collierville Tn.

      Verified Buyer

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

      The 35mm1.8 is right on the money, about as sharp of a lens that any owner could ask for. On a full frame Nikon body, it is in the category. Of legendary, I say that because it is continuing the line of 35mm lenses that Nikon has been known for. I have used this lens for mostly general work andf just playing around, but yes it is serious. I will be taking this lens on a travel assignment pending in the future and any and all commercial assignments that might come up, over all no issues, and any chroma or lens refractions are dealt with in Lightroom

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Bargain

      By Dion

      from Boston

      Verified Buyer

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

      Bought this lens for panoramic photos hooked up to a Manfrotto panoramic head. Came in the next day from B&H's awesome shipping department. From New York to Boston overnight at no charge....all the time. My business depends on gear and B&H never fails to deliver. I have also used it for studio shots. Absolutely sharp as a tack. Love this lens! Didn't see the need to pay triple the price for the f1.4. Glad I did not.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

      By Gustavo

      from Montevideo

      Verified Buyer

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

      I had been using my 35mm DX on my D750, and it worked for a while until I got tired of the vignetting, so I decided to by this lens. It´s excelent, autofocus is fast and it is quite sharp.

      (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sweet Spot

      By Duncan M.

      from Co.Spgs., Colorado

      Verified Buyer

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

      Good lightweight prime on a D810, nice to have on a relatively heavy full-frame body. An improvement over the old 35 f2 D lens (image quality). Not that impressed with optical quality wide open, but sharpens up well even at f2.8. Very pleased with center, edge, and corner optical quality at my most used aperture range for landscape work (f5.6 through f11). No complaints with AF speed, although I'm not shooting any action. F1.8 provides a nice bright view – especially compared to the slower f4 zooms, very useful with lower light levels. Nikon provides a decent hood – seems to provide adequate cover and doesn't add too much bulk when reversed. Construction quality has obvious tradeoffs for the price and weight, but I don't anticipate putting the lens through any serious abuse – no problems so far. Happy with the product overall, and looking forward to adding more of the f1.8 lenses (20 & 24mm).

      (3 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not sold on it yet...

      By Grace

      from Ann Arbor, MI

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

      Used it a couple of times but not convinced that I am getting sharp photos. It's light so carrying it around with my D750 is comfortable.

      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this lens

      By Mark

      from Houston, Texas

      Verified Buyer

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

      Sharp, Light, fast focus. This is a great lens with a wider angle of view than the standard 50mm. fast enough for most situations and sharp even wide open. This is my perfect general use fixed prime.

      (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good lens.

      By GasolineKulture

      from Philadelphia

      Verified Buyer

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

      So far so good. The lens is made in China so we'll see how long it lasts? But it does exactly what I wanted it to do. A lightweight alternative to lugging around my 24-70 all day. The only negative I can come up with is it has a bit more chromatic aberration than my 24-70. It's so very slightly soft at the edges wide open but only under 100% plus magnification. A new lens of this quality for less than $500, it's does the job. I am a professional photographer that is my living so I can not afford to shoot with low quality equipment.

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sharp with wonderful rendering.

      By Scott L.

      from Memphis

      Verified Buyer

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

      This has become my favorite lens. Not too wide, not too tight. Great for people. Great for scenic shots.

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