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conclusion:We like it

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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/18G fixed-focal-length "prime" lens works well in low light, is able to shoot sharp pictures with a shallow depth of field, and has a built-in autofocus motor, allowing it to work with Nikon's lower-end DSLRs. At under $200, it's a bargain, especially compared to similar lenses in its class. If you have a Nikon DSLR and you're ready to step up from the kit lens bundled with your camera, this should be one of the first lenses on your shopping list.

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Critic reviews

9.0
4 reviews
  • Sharpness
    10
  • Build quality
    8.0
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Size and weight
    8.5

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9.2
16 reviews
9.0
Digital Photography Review Mar 15, 2009

...the lens's performance is very impressive. It produces finely detailed images at all apertures (although with somewhat low contrast wide open), focuses quickly and accurately, and handles well in a small, light package.

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9.0
DigitalCameraReview Mar 27, 2009

In short, the new AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G is an amazing lens with fabulous edge-to-edge sharpness, great bokeh, and an outrageously low price. In terms of overall sharpness and aperture range this lens is superior to several lenses that cost more than twice as much!

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9.0
SLR Gear Mar 7, 2009

The 35mm ƒ/1.8G DX fills an obvious hole in Nikon's lineup, and with its very reasonable price point Nikon may have found a way to ride out the recession. In our tests, the lens performs very well, with good results for sharpness at ƒ/1.8, becoming excellent at ƒ/2.8.

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9.0
cthart cthart

Very nice lens that makes very nice portraits and other shots, even in low light. Bokeh is OK, if not great. Large aperture means it works very well in low light situations and gives a shallow depth of field making photographed items "pop out" from the background. Focusses fast and quiet. Lens...

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9.0
insomaniac insomaniac

I love this lens. It's become my main lens, with a good normal focal length on my D60. It just drinks in the light and autofocus is super quick. The images are pretty crisp and I've never been upset with the colors captured. Excellent value and definitely a lens to keep.

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9.0
st3ph3n st3ph3n

I migrated from my 50mm f/1.8 AF-D Nikkor to this lens recently. I'm using a Nikon D90 which has a DX sensor, making the 50mm a little too long for my liking. This lens is a nice little piece of kit. It feels solidly constructed and autofocuses super fast. You can override the autofocus by...

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9.0
agbenny agbenny

I use us for the past one week, take around 50 Pics, so I am unable to write an in-depth review. But based on my quick feel, I found the lens is a master piece, especially for Portraits indoor. I strongly recommed this.

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9.0
loustech loustech

Great lens for the price you can't get better than f1.8 at this price point. Very fast, even in low light. Highly recommend this lens for any DX format body.

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andibeka andibeka

if i would use my dx Body with only one lens, this would be the one. Sharp sharp sharp, light, doesn't feel cheap, but is cheap to buy. Loved it.

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