Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8 G DX Lens Specifications
Front Lens Cap LC-52, Rear Lens Cap LF-1, Bayonet Hood HB-46, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-0913
AF-S DX NIKKOR 35 mm f/1.8G Lens
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Aperture With Max Focal Length
Hoya: 52 mm Circular Polarizer, 52 mm HD Ultra Violet, 52 mm HMC (NDX4) Neutral Density, 52 mm Pro1 Digital Circular Polarizer, Digital Filter kit 52 mm, HMC 52 mm Ultra Violet
70 mm x 52.5 mm
Closest Focussing Distance
Filter Attachment Size
44°(Picture Angle with Nikon DX Format)
Absolute must for DX Nikon DSLRs
By Romir Bannerjeeon
Firstly, thanks to Flipkart and WS Retail. As usual, excellent price, packaging and delivery! I bought this for around 7.5k, and I believe that 7-8.5 k is the correct price for this lens overall.
Now, if you own a Nikon DSLR with a DX sensor, don't hesitate, get this lens. It is a gem. At the price of 7-8.5k, it is a huge bargain too. It's light, small, sharp, and fast in focus and aperture. No reason at all not to buy this lens!
If confused between 50 or 35 mm, just think where you will take photos most. If indoors you should get the 35, but if outdoors get the 50. This has to do with the distance you would need for framing your subjects. This is my opinion, frankly, but whichever of these two prime lenses you buy, you cannot go wrong. They are both great and at their current price, no reason at all not to own at least one of them!
Why buy a fast prime lens? Firstly, low light photography. But also professional looking out of focus backgrounds and subject isolation -- the 50 mm has better quality of background rendering (bokeh), but the differences are subtle and won't get in the way of great photos.
Only con is, yes, there is some color fringing if you have strong highlights which are just in front or behind the subject (otherwise this is not visible) -- this is normal with all but the very highest quality lenses which would then cost many-many times more, so just frame carefully whenever you shoot in harsh (like mid day) lighting. This is the only time you will notice these since all other forms of color fringing is automatically removed by all current Nikon DSLRs automatically (other brand DSLRs don't remove this).
Two tips: If you have to focus manually, switch to live view and zoom in, half press the shutter and then fine-tune the focusing manually (remember you DON'T have to switch the lens to manual focus for this). It's very easy. Second, remember to turn ON lens correction in the camera settings, it is turned OFF by default!
Happy shooting :)
The Best Cheap Nikkor Autofocus Standard G lens for the Nikon DX Body
By C H S Manion
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens (Standard Lens)
The literature about this lens fascinated me to the extent that I was tempted to experience it. My appreciations to all who wrote about this lens here and elsewhere.
I started clicking in 1973 with Agfa Click III. Had used many - Olympus OM 40 P with Olympus Zuiko 55mm f1.2. & 85mm f2 lenses. Zenith with Helios lenses, etc. Now using Nikon D3200.
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens
This is a fixed focal length (not a zoom lens) with a super silent AF motor built inside the lens. Its filter thread size is 52mm.
The lens lacks an aperture ring. But the following aperture settings are possible on the Aperture Priority mode from the camera body 22, 20, 18, 16, 14, 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.1, 6.3, 5.6, 5, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.2, 2.8, 2.5, 2.2, 2 and1.8.
It has a focus ring and you can manually fine adjust the focus if you desire so. Fine focusing is fantastic. But the focus ring is narrow and appears inconvenient to me.
The package comes with a black plastic lens hood and a lens pouch. It also has a manual & warranty card.
Nikon had packed the lens inside the carton such that the lens stays 2 cms above the bottom of the pack; 1.5 cms inside from the sides of the pack and more than 6 cms deep from the top of the pack – exemplary packing. No fear of reasonable impact damage from top bottom or sides. The Nikon carton is factory sealed.
It comes with a 2 year service warranty.
Flipkart (WS Retail) had used an air bubble packing to safely pack the Nikon carton. So no possibility of damage due to reasonable impacts during handling and transit.
35 mm DX is equivalent to 52.5 mm lens in DX format D 3200 body
The Nikon 50 mm f 1.8 D, which is around Rs 6000/-, is also cheaper, sharper and crisper, but will not auto focus in D 3200 body, since D 3200 body doesn’t have an auto focus motor incorporated into it.
The Nikon 50 mm f 1.8 G will auto focus and is almost the similar price of this lens. But 50 mm lens in a DX body is not standard; it is equivalent to 75 mm lens (or 80 mm lens) and becomes a portrait lens.
This lens is a G lens where as the 50 mm f 1.8 D costing Rs 6000 is a D lens. The G lens produces images with beautiful backdrops and splendid bokehs than D lens. Of course G is costlier than D.
One drawback is, this lens lacks VR (vibration reduction) wrt 18-105mm lens; so you need a tripod or at least a monopod for very low light situations.
Since it is equivalent to 52.5 mm lens (35 x 1.5 = 52.5) it is a standard lens; and presence of VR would have been an added advantage for handheld photography in low light situations. Another positive side of the same coin is absence of VR makes the lens rugged inside its housing.
I feel that a wide lens that DOESN'T need VR would be 23.33mm (35 ÷ 1.5 = 23.33) or wider ones. But it is Nikon R&D team to think about this.
When compared with Nikon 18-105 lens, this Nikon 35 mm f 1.8 G is producing brighter, sharper, crisper and colourful images and definitely superior to kit lens at 35 mm in bokeh effect.
For night shots and low light shots without flash this is superb lens w.r.t. (w.r.t. = with respect to) to kit lens. It produces splendid images in low ambient (natural) light. I prefer ambient light to flash since it produces natural images.
At ISO 6400 and Hi1 settings, this lens renders night shots with stunning image quality.
At f 5.6 and smaller apertures, this 35 mm Nikkor glass gives exemplary sharpness at this price
As the lens gets wider, naturally light enters the camera from a wider area, and the image gets brighter w.r.t. tele lens.
More light falling on the sensor translates into a faster shutter speed and blur free pictures.
More light on a more Megapixel (24 MP) sensor further translates into stunning image quality and better cropping possibility.
My other choice was a Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Lens. Reviews say that you have to get more close to the subject which is a disadvantage for general purpose photography. Mover over I can buy a 52 mm close up lens filter or reverse lens adapter and get the same purpose done. But if get a lot of spare money I will definitely buy this lens because I love close up shots. But, not for now.
Above all this 35 mm lens is lighter in weight.
My purpose is general photography, family shots, outdoor vacation photography and indoor shots like meeting, family function, etc without flash.
So I opted for 35 mm f 1.8 G as the prime standard lens for my DX format camera. It also has an angle of vision almost near to the older 50 mm lens of Film SLR camera (same for FX format DSLR) which I am used to, since 1980's.
This lens is MADE IN CHINA & imported by Nikon India Pvt Ltd in Aug 2013.
Flipkart (WS Retail) was perfect in receiving, processing and dispatching this order.
Blue Dart handled this shipment with professional standards.
Cost Rs.12440. Ordered on 29.09.2013 Delivered on 02.10.2013
It will make you a better photographer!!
I mean it. This lens will truly make you a better photographer. Its a simple prime lens(no zoom) and takes pictures with astonishing clarity. Its one of those lenses that almost all professional photographers have in their kit. After reading a lot of reviews I went for this, and now I understand why they have it.
At larger apertures(f/1.8,f/2) you get amazing bokeh effects, almost like the ones you see in magazines. Also, I'd strongly recommend this for low light photography.
(35mm vs 50mm)
Many folks are confused between these 2. Both are equally great lens. I chose 35mm since it gives a slightly wider viewing angle. For outdoor photography the difference is almost negligible. For indoors, with the 50mm you might have to step back quite a bit from the subject.
A must have lens for your DSLR
By Vinay Von
This is an excellent prime lens and a must have in your kitty of lenses. I would even recommend this as the only lens for your camera. Once you have experienced the awesome quality sharp and crisp pictures from this lens, other lenses will pale in comparison.
I have a Nikon D5000. This 35mm prime lens has replaced the 18-55mm kit lens as the default lens. Now, I use only this 35mm prime lens for everything.
Pictures from this lens are sharp, colourful and very lively. The bokeh effect is also satisfactory.
I like this lens a lot for it's ability to get great quality pictures in low light. This is especially evident when shooting indoors. Many a times, with the 18-55mm kit lens, I have had real difficulties shooting indoors. Flash spoils the naturalness of the photo and without it, the shutter speed needs to be so slow that unless you have a tripod, you won't capture good photos. But the 35mm prime lens works wonders in these situations. It gathers more light and allows you to shoot at higher shutter speeds. This means better, blur-free photos..
Don't even think twice about this lens. It is an absolute must have. Once you get this, you might find all your other lenses redundant. :-)
Some people might be confused with 35mm vs 50mm prime lens. If you have a 18-55mm kit lens, set the focal lengths to both 35 and 50mm and then see how much area is covered. You'll get to know the difference. The 50mm will have a more zoomed in view as compared to 35mm. For outdoor shots, this won't make a difference. For indoor photography, this makes a lot of difference as you may not have too much space to step quite far away from the subject(s) to frame the photo correctly. I find that 35mm is perfect for both indoor and outdoor photography.
If your camera has an inbuilt auto-focus motor (D90/D7000 and above), then you better go for the other 50mm lens (Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8D lens) which costs about Rs.6100. That model does not have auto-focus motor built into the lens, but since your camera has it, you will save quite a bit of money..
For cameras like D40/D3000/D3100/D5000/D5100 which do not have built in auto focus motor in the camera, this particular lens (Nikkor AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8G lens) is the best.
This lens will truly make you a better photographer.
By SANDEEP SUTARon
Nikon 35mm 1.8g is very sharp lense for capturing portraits with cool bokeh.