Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 ED


Best for

Wide angles on a budget or standard portraits for DX sensors

Grade (Out of ten)

Image Quality : 8
Performance : 9
Design : 10
Versatility : 7
Price : 9
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The Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 G lens offers both a wide angle and a wide aperture, ideal for blurring the background and shooting in low light. The lens is also compatible with DX or APS-C format Nikon DSLRs, where the focal length will be closer to a 50mm standard. The lens produces excellent bokeh and offers a much wider aperture than what's available on most zoom lenses. The design is solid and the lens will easily fit into your bag.

While the Nikkor f/1.8 35mm offers an excellent maximum aperture for a reasonable price, Nikon's comparable f/1.4 offers the better image quality. While the f/1.8 produces good images, the f/1.4 is excellent. But, with a much higher price tag, the f/1.8 is a solid choice for photographers on a budget.


  • Wide aperture
  • Compact
  • High image quality for the price


  • No zoom
  • Pricier models are sharper
  • Lens Specs:

    • Format : FX Nikon full frame
    • Focal Length : 35mm
    • Image Stabilization : No
    • Maximum Aperture : f/1.8
    • Autofocus : Yes
    • Minimum Focus Distance : .82 ft (.25 m)
    • Lens Elements : 11
    • Lens Groups : 8
    • Diaphragm Blades : 7
    • Coatings : Super Integrated Coating
    • Filter Size : 58mm
    • Dimensions : 2.8 x 2.8 in. (72 x 72mm)
    • Weight : 10.7 oz. (305g)
    • Other : Silent Wave Motor

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