Nikon's 35mm f/1.8G replicates the role of the classic 50mm prime for DX-format DSLRs. Small, relatively inexpensive and with excellent optics, it's a lens which deserves to be on many a Nikon shooter's shopping list. The built-in autofocus motor ensures compatibility with every Nikon digital SLR.
|Lens type||Prime lens|
|Focal length||35 mm|
|Lens mount||Nikon F (DX)|
|Min focus||0.30 m (11.81″)|
|Max magnification||0.16 x|
|Weight||210 g (0.46 lb)|
|Length||53 mm (2.07″)|
The 35mm F1.8G DX delivers impressive performance. 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. As such, it deserves to be on many a Nikon shooter's shopping list for its winning combination of high image quality, large maximum aperture and low price.
Good for: Everyday use on Nikon's DX-format APS-C DSLRs, where this sharp and inexpensive 35mm becomes a useful 'standard'.
Not so good for: Shooting wide open, where CA can be an issue, even with in-camera JPEG correction.