The Nikon 35mm f/1.8G DX Nikkor has to be one of the best value lenses available from any manufacturer and deserves a place in any Nikon use’s camera bag.
Designed to be used on DX (APS-C) format digital SLRs it provides an equivalent to the traditional 50mm f/1.8 standard lens on full-frame or 35mm format as with the 1.5X crop factor it is a 52.5mm f/1.8.
With a built in AF-S focussing motor, the lens can be used on all Nikon DX format DSLRs’ and provides fast and accurate focussing.
The fast f/1.8 aperture allows for at least 2 full stops faster shutter speed than the kit 18-55/18-105mm etc lenses so allows you to either use a faster shutter speed or lower ISO setting compared to the kit lens.
|Close up depth of field reduced even further at f/1.8|
Talking of flowers, the lens focuses right down to 0.3 metres so although not a macro lens you will get a good size image of a rose head for instance.
|Used in FX mode on a D800|
|Lovely background and excellent flare performance|
|Nice close-up results used on FX too|
The lens is made of polycarbonate but with a metal lens mount and is supplied complete with front and rear caps, HB-46 lens hood and CL-0913 lens pouch.
Length from the lens flange is just 52.5mm, diameter 70mm, weight just 205g and filter size is 52mm.
So, for under £150 we have a high performance fast aperture standard lens for DX format.
But, you said for ANY Nikon owners bag – and yes, the lens will work on FX format SLRs too. If you leave your FX format camera to ‘auto DX crop’ then when you mount the lens the camera will reduce the image size and you will get the same effect as using a DX camera.
Set Auto-DX Crop to off however, and you now have a high performance 35mm f/1.8 lens for your FX SLR for under £150!
|Used in FX mode on a Nikon D800 at f1.8|