Hello and welcome to my post – The Nikon 35mm Lens Review. We will be reviewing the AF-S NIKKOR 35MM 1:1.8G lens. This is a fast prime lens with a large aperture of 1.8. It is a DX format lens, meaning it will only fit the crop sensor cameras. The angle of view of this lens is equivalent to a full frame 50mm lens. The 50mm focal length is considered natural field of view which gives your photos a more lifelike appearance.
Most camera kits are bundled with an 18mm-55mm (1:3.5 – 5.6) zoom lens. Those lenses are fantastic lenses for outdoors and bright light situations. However they’re not so good for indoors or where the source of light is not ideal. The large aperture of this lens will utilize the full potential of you high resolution camera sensor . A prime lens such as this one will give you extremely sharp detail with clarity.
Overall construction of the lens is good with hard poly carbonate body and metal mounts. The focus ring is a bit flimsey, but the lens does offer auto focus which you will be utilizing most of the time. Nikon has incorporated some serious technology into this lens. Silent Wave Motor or SWM is an advancement to the auto focus system. Aspherical lens elements or AS utilizes non-spherical surface to eliminate lens abberation. RF, Rear Focus system allows parts to move inside the back of the lens body, eliminating the change in size of the lens during focusing. This way the lens does not move in or out from the barrel.
The image quality of the lens is amazing considering its price point. The large aperture is not only great for bokeh effects for portrait photography but it is also a key factor in low light situations. This is great lens for group photos, landscape, and some wide angle shots. Close up photos are rich and vibrant with blurry background .
Overall, the lens performs very well in most lighting situations. This lens is great for both hobbyist and professionals alike. It will give you stunning photos whether you are on family picnic or on travel ventures. I would highly recommend adding this to your line of lenses. It comes with one year manufacturer’s warranty. This lens is great when paired with the Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera.
AF-S NIKKOR 35mm 1:1.8G (White Rock, British Columbia, Canada) -cropped image
AF-S NIKKOR 35mm 1:1.8G
(My sister visiting Canada, Whistler, British Columbia) -full image
Technical SpecsFocal Length: 35mm
Maximum Aperture: 1.8
AFS – Silent Wave Motor
Weight: 200g (7oz)
Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 2.8 in. (70 mm) x 2.1 in. (52.5 mm)