Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Camera Review
We get it, your DSLR equipment is heavy enough and you don’t need another lens. Well, down inside you know that you want all the lens in the world but really now, hear us out. This one is quite good. It’s about Nikon’s AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G. Yes, that’s right, the f-stop of this lens is whopping 1.8 but that’s not the only trick that this puppy does. First of all this lens pack is really compact and we mean every letter of that word. Tiny and discrete, it will let you bring it anywhere and you don’t even need a bag for it – your pocket will do just fine because it’s light as well. By no means are its capabilities limited due to the size though, make no mistake – this lens packs serious punch. It is designed around the concept of mimicking the human eye so photos taken with this lens will be as close as possible to what you really see. If you ever wanted to capture your view faithfully and show the world what exactly you’re looking at, this is the tool for the job. Mount it on a DX format camera and the 35mm lens will perform with equal focal length of a 50mm lens.
The diaphragm opening is beautifully rounded and the seven blades will make your out of focus photos look really realistic, natural and organic. It’s really hard to describe how different the photos are made with this lens compared to zoom lens. Two focusing modes are at your disposal, namely a fully manual one and manual override button which lets you instantly take over control from AF operations, just in case you decide that nature’s millions of years of development and evolution which resulted in a product called the “human eye” will perform better than the machine. You can focus on objects as close as 0.3m or just under a foot which is really amazing for such a compact and inexpensive lens. Shooting photos that close will let your creativity run wild with the photos you’re now able to take. Rubber seals prevent moisture ingress in an effort to stop fungus from growing inside the lens and ruining them.
This potent prime lens performs great in low light condition as you’d expect from such f stop numbers and is an excellent accessory to take on your vacations and travels due to its compact body. The aspherical elements will nearly completely prevent coma and almost all other image aberrations, further improving the quality of each taken photo. Nikon has splurged on the elements a bit and coated them in SIC, or what they called Super Integrated Coating in order to boost light transmission efficiency and chop down unwanted glare. Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor will be doing the focusing job nearly noise free so that your videos don’t get ruined by scratching and buzzing noises while the lens is auto focusing. Just in case all of this isn’t enough, you can slap on any 58mm based attachment to the lens and customize it to be exactly the hero you need it to be.