Nikon 35 1.8 review

 

Nikon 35 1.8 G Dx review

Nikon 35 1.8 G DX

Nikon 35 1.8 G DX

Technical datas:

Focal length: 35 mm

Max aperture: f1.8

Close focus distance: 30 cm

Format:

Dx (Aps-C size camera app 22*15mm) but can be used on Full frame cameras as well, I saw it even on a D3.

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Introduction:

Until now I used only Canon gear, but even that times I thought about to use this lens even on my Canon camera with an adapter. This lens has a very good value. This lens is a ‘no brainer’ : if you need it, and has a budget for it, buy it. This is a normal lens for a “DX” camera. It means that this lens has the same field of view what we see normally with our eyes. As a prime lens the framing is not automatical, it needs careful preparation for each shot, we “zoom with our feet”.

Build quality:

The lens has good but not professional build quality with manual focus override and silent auto focus.

Optical qualities:

The lens is sharp at almost every apertures, little softer at f1.8 and perhaps at the really small apertures because of diffraction.

See samples below

Aperture f1.8

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Aperture f2.0

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Aperture f2.2

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Aperture f2.5

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Aperture f2.8

as sharp as it gets, on paper slight improvements until f5.6

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Price/performace ratio:

Perhaps the best bang for the buck in the whole Nikon lineup. The 35mm wide angle makes it much more useful than the 50mm lenses.

Pros:

f1.8 brightness, sharp almost all apertures, not so expensive compare to the optical qualities, small, light, good focal length, manual focus override

Cons:

none really

Sample pictures:

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Bicycle back Nikon d5200 with Nikon 35/1.8 DX iso 160, f1.8

Nikon 35 1.8 f3.2 Nikon d5200

Nikon 35 1.8 f3.2 Nikon d5200

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Parliament building , Budapest Nikon 35/1.8 Nikon D5200

Nikon 35 1.8 f5.6

Nikon 35 1.8 f5.6

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