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Lowest price per CCC on an excellent lens.

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The AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G optical design allows a different look and feel to images taken with zoom lenses, and its dimensions are ideal for discrete snapshots and landscape shooting with a picture angle that approximates that of the human eye. With its rounded seven-blade diaphragm opening, out-of-focus elements appear more natural. When mounted on a DX-format SLR, the picture angle is the 35mm equivalent focal length of 50mm.what's in the box: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G DX Lens, HB-46 Bayonet Lens Hood for AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G, 52mm Snap-On Lens Cap, LF-1 Rear Lens Cap for F Mount Lenses, CL-0913 Soft Lens Case and 5-Year Warranty (1-Year International + 4-Year USA Extension).
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With a compact, lightweight design, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G provides the high reproduction capability and picture quality for which Nikkor lenses are renowned at an affordable price. The ring type SWM offers quiet AF operation. Although all lens groups shift during focusing, the front element and filter mount do not rotate and the barrel length does not change, which is useful when using filter mounted SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight units.

The AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G optical design allows a different look and feel to images taken with zoom lenses, and its dimensions are ideal for discrete snapshots and landscape shooting with a picture angle that approximates that of the human eye. With its rounded seven-blade diaphragm opening, out-of-focus elements appear more natural. When mounted on a DX-format SLR, the picture angle is the 35mm equivalent focal length of 50mm.

The AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G has two focus modes, M/A (manual override autofocus) and M (manual focus). The M/A mode enables instant manual switching during AF operation. The lens also features a rubber seal to minimize moisture ingression around the mount and can focus down to 0.3 meters (0.98 ft).

AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lens Highlights

Fast, f/1.8 prime lens is perfect for low-light conditions, travel, environmental portrait and general photography
Engineered for Nikon DX-format D-SLRS, the AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens renders a picture angle approximating the classic normal angle of view of a 50mm lens on a Nikon FXformat digital SLR or 35mm film camera
Aspherical lens element minimizes coma and other types of lens aberrations, further improving image integrity
Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) enhances light transmission efficiency and offers color consistency and reduced flare
Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus
Close focusing to 1 foot for creative perspectives and versatility
Rounded 7-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural
Accepts 52mm filter attachments
35mm Lens Construction 35mm MTF Chart

Review from dpreview.com
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at This link will open in a new browser window or tab. Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens: Highly Recommended by dpreview.com

The AF-S Nikkor 35mm F1.8G DX is a lens which certainly caused a degree of dismay on its release, with many Nikon fans disappointed by the decision to make it compatible with the DX format only. However the main benefit of that decision is plain for all to see - even at its introductory price the lens costs rather less than the venerable AF-Nikkor 35mm F2.0D, despite the addition of an AF-S motor to allow autofocusing on Nikon's entry-level D40 / D40X / D60 bodies. It's also less than half the price of the few other DX format standard primes currently on the market (such as the Pentax 35mm F2.8 Macro, Tokina 35mm F2.8 Macro and Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM), so Nikon has managed with this lens to produce the first genuinely inexpensive (sub-$200) fast standard prime designed specifically for digital SLRs.

Within this context, the lens's performance is very impressive. 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. In particular, it's much sharper than typical DX standard zooms such as the Nikon AF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 DX VR or Nikon AF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 DX VR. The fast maximum aperture allows pictures to be taken hand-held in low light levels, while maintaining relatively fast shutter speeds to avoid blur from subject motion (a key advantage over image-stabilised, but slow, kit zooms when photographing people without flash indoors). The slightly less tangible aspects of image quality - such as resistance to flare, and the rendition of out-of-focus regions of the frame - are also dealt with nicely.

If the lens has one major flaw, it is a certain propensity to show chromatic aberration, of both the lateral kind (which can be corrected by the in-camera JPEG processing of the D90 and D300), and the longitudinal (which cannot). To be fair the latter is a pretty well unavoidable with a fast prime, but the 35mm F1.8G DX suffers from it to a rather high degree, and in particular can give some unpleasant purple fringing effects if you're not careful.

Overall, though, it seems almost churlish to complain about these flaws in a lens so inexpensive, which gives otherwise such fine results. It's good to see Nikon finally addressing the lack of purpose-designed, inexpensive fast primes for DX format DSLRs, and we hope they - and other companies - continue with this trend. As it is the 35mm F1.8G DX is, for its winning combination of high image quality, large maximum aperture and low price, a lens which deserves to be on many a Nikon shooter's shopping list.
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Great deal, about what I paid for it a year ago. It works with all the new nikon DSLR camera bodies that lack an autofocus motor. There's a superior 35mm sigma 1.4 out there but its hard to find used for this price. example photos of the bokeh with this lens on a D5500 here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/2386...s_search_1
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Same price at Adorama, and better deal due to bundled accessories: http://www.adorama.com/nk3518uk.html

Here is a working link for Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-AF-S...nikon+35mm
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This lens is da bomb!
I love it.
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Can someone help me with a question I have? I'm eventually going to buy the Nikon D3300. Is it better to buy the very basic deal without the 55-200mm VR II Lens and instead buy the very basic setup and then this lens when it's on sale? Or is it better to have all three?
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Quote from travis bickle View Post :
Can someone help me with a question I have? I'm eventually going to buy the Nikon D3300. Is it better to buy the very basic deal without the 55-200mm VR II Lens and instead buy the very basic setup and then this lens when it's on sale? Or is it better to have all three?
It's up to you, but the 55-200 lens isn't great. It goes on sale a lot. If this is your first DSLR, not having a zoom lens might feel a little anemic. I recommend reading thewirecutter's article on the first Nikon lenses you should buy...
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Quote from travis bickle View Post :
Can someone help me with a question I have? I'm eventually going to buy the Nikon D3300. Is it better to buy the very basic deal without the 55-200mm VR II Lens and instead buy the very basic setup and then this lens when it's on sale? Or is it better to have all three?
honestly that depends on you. I have friends that use their kit lenses all the time and get the most out of them, otoh I have friends that wouldn't use kit glass to save their lives. imho there nothing wrong with kit lenses if you know what you're doing. personally I prefer prime lenses. all in all, it comes down to the photographer.
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#8
This lens has been on sale for a while. Since adorama has this lens on sale basically. It's probably still on sale and probably no taxes to some states.

Edit: It's still on sale at adorama with free accessories and no taxes in California. It's a better deal than this one, for me at least it is.
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Quote from ClintiePoo View Post :
It's up to you, but the 55-200 lens isn't great. I recommend reading thewirecutter's article on the first Nikon lenses you should buy...
Quote from cg618 View Post :
honestly that depends on you. all in all, it comes down to the photographer.
Thank you both. The WireCutter, wow they cover everything don't they. They'll often choose products as their favorite that have less than 4 stars on Amazon. They know it, too. They directly link to it. Right now I'm trying to improve my iphoneography. I used to use a Canon HS300, but lately I've finally embraced the iPhone. I've had my phone a year now and never used it much for photos until now. These YouTube videos by Jack Hollingsworth inspired me to get into it.

I'm interested in photographing people, and I'm currently living in a bit of an isolated area. How does one get experience with headshot/portrait photography? I won't be living here much longer fortunately, but how does a Beginner get that experience? Right now I'm photographing nature for the most part.
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Quote from travis bickle View Post :
Thank you both. The WireCutter, wow they cover everything don't they. They'll often choose products as their favorite that have less than 4 stars on Amazon. They know it, too. They directly link to it. Right now I'm trying to improve my iphoneography. I used to use a Canon HS300, but lately I've finally embraced the iPhone. I've had my phone a year now and never used it much for photos until now. These YouTube videos by Jack Hollingsworth inspired me to get into it.

I'm interested in photographing people, and I'm currently living in a bit of an isolated area. How does one get experience with headshot/portrait photography? I won't be living here much longer fortunately, but how does a Beginner get that experience? Right now I'm photographing nature for the most part.
I learned how to take portraits with off-camera flash and my camera on a tripod with a remote release (taking self-portraits). I would recommend doing this until you feel comfortable you know what you're doing. It takes a long time to get the technique right, but you probably won't get bored/impatient with yourself. If you have a patient wife or friend, by all means take portraits of them. But, I think the self-portrait thing makes a lot of sense.
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I learned how to take portraits with off-camera flash and my camera on a tripod with a remote release (taking self-portraits).
Thank you. You know, I thought of this. But I said.. how can I possibly develop technique this way. Also, I'm more leaning towards headshots. Outside headshots. I suppose I could even start doing that now with my iPhone. I imagine Wirecutter has the best picks for tripods? I've got a Gorillapod, but it has its limitations.
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Great lens at an awesome price.

It's my go to for general photography.
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Quote from travis bickle View Post :
Thank you. You know, I thought of this. But I said.. how can I possibly develop technique this way. Also, I'm more leaning towards headshots. Outside headshots. I suppose I could even start doing that now with my iPhone. I imagine Wirecutter has the best picks for tripods? I've got a Gorillapod, but it has its limitations.
Yeah - you might just need to do some portraits for a friend... If you want to control the lighting, use an assistant with a softbox on a monopod. Lots of info here to soak up: http://neilvn.com/tangents/

Tripods are controversial - you can get by with a cheap one, but you probably will want to upgrade and you probably will spend more in the long run than just buying a good one to start. I'm an amateur - I did pretty well for a while with the dolica that goes on sale here for about $50. I recently upgraded to a vangard for about $120 or something - it's night and day difference between the two. If you talk to people that are serious, they'll tell you you need to spend $500+ on a Gitzo, Really Right Stuff, or Manfrotto, and to get the legs and the head separately. They might be right, but I'm just not there yet...

Good luck!
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Same price at Adorama, and better deal due to bundled accessories: http://www.adorama.com/nk3518uk.html

Here is a working link for Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-AF-S...nikon+35mm [amazon.com]
No tax for me at Adorama makes it a better option too!
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Quote from travis bickle View Post :
Can someone help me with a question I have? I'm eventually going to buy the Nikon D3300. Is it better to buy the very basic deal without the 55-200mm VR II Lens and instead buy the very basic setup and then this lens when it's on sale? Or is it better to have all three?
I own this lens, the nikon kit lens (18-55), a tokina wide angle (f/4 10-24) and the sigma (f2.8 17-50) and a nikon 18-200. I don't use the 18-200mm anymore because of the image quality.

the most important thing is to pick a lens for the pictures you plan to mainly take. and i'd grab one that has the smaller range or prime. the 18-200, 18-300, 55-200 are good lenses but they suffer from different kinds of distortion. some are more noticeable than others and the lenses have sweet spots where there is little to none.

if i could only have one lens though it would probably be my sigma lens ( https://amzn.com/B003A6NU3U ). i went on vacation and only packed it and the wide angle one. I used it for 90% of my shots. it is great in low light and has great image quality. They went on sale a while back for 250.

this nikon lens is great, don't get me wrong. but i think if you spend a little more you get something that is more functional and practical.
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