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


Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX DSLR customer reports


Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX reviewsCapture the scene in its most breathtaking quality through the lens of Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX. With its features and capturing quality, you won’t even believe it’s real. Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX review will provide you the information you need about this camera lens.

The AF-S Nikkor 35mm F1.8G DX is an updated 35mm lens with a built-in autofocus motor and  it’s designed for use on DX format bodies which has allowed a smaller, lighter and cheaper lens.

Its 35mm focal length fits into the ‘standard’ category with an angle of view offering none of the ‘perspective distortion’ associated with wide angle or telephoto lenses. The fast F1.8 maximum aperture is lighter than other lens and this is useful for shooting in low light while keeping shutter speeds reasonably high. It also features a ‘Silent Wave Motor’ which allows autofocus on all of Nikon’s DSLR bodies.

The 35mm F1.8G also features an optical design of 8 elements in 6 groups. This includes an aspherical element for the correction of aberrations usually associated with large aperture prime lenses.

Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DXcommunicates with the body electronically via an array of contact pins, with mechanical control of the aperture using a metal lever. It also has a rubber gasket around the circumference of the mount which provides a degree of protection against dust and moisture ingress into the camera. Moreover, its bayonet-mount HB-46 lens hood has a matte black finish on the inside to minimize reflection of stray light into the lens, and to reverse neatly for storage.

The focus ring has an 8mm wide ribbed-rubber grip, and rotates about 120 degrees anti-clockwise from infinity to closest focus. The action on our sample felt slightly ‘rough’, but this had no negative impact on achieving precise manual focus. There’s no distance or depth of field scale though.

The 35mm F1.8G DX is relatively resistant to flare for a large-aperture prime. It does very much better than the various designed-for-film 50mm F1.4 lenses we’ve tested recently. Flaring is solved by moving the sun just outside the frame area and, although there’s an overall loss of contrast, there’s nothing resembling the sheets of veiling flare seen with older large-aperture designs.


Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX DSLR Camera Lens Specifics and Features:

–          35mm focal length; fast F1.8 maximum aperture

–          Silent Wave Motor allows autofocusing on all Nikon DSLRs

–          Full-time manual focus override

–          For DX format cameras

–          Diagonal angle view: 47o

–          Maximum aperture: F1.8

–          Minimum aperture: F22

–          Number of diaphragm blades: 7 rounded

–          Minimum focus: 0.3m (1.0 ft)

–          Dimension: 70mm diameter x 52.5mm length
(2.8 x 2.1 in)

–          Supplied accessories: Front and rear caps and HB-46 hood

–          Weight: 210g (7.4 oz)

According to the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX customer reports, they are amazed by the excellent image quality  and the fast and accurate autofocus with full-time manual override of this camera. It is also resistant to flare, a problem with many lenses. It low price also captures the heart of the customers.