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


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.



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


Aperture f2.0


Aperture f2.2


Aperture f2.5


Aperture f2.8

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


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.


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


none really

Sample pictures:


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


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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