Monday, July 25, 2011

New Nikon 35mm f1.8/G AF-S DX Lens Review

Thanks Z. for the gorgeous arrangement! Your taste is impeccable, as always :).

Today, my dad bought me my first new lens ever from Samy's, along with a Domke protective camera wrap (since I usually just shove my camera in my purse as opposed to camera bag) and filter. I had previously just been using the 18-55mm kit lens that came with the camera, which served its purposes well. However, after playing around with my friends' A. and W. (separately) 50mm prime lens, I decided that I wanted a new lens, particularly for food shots and portraits. Unfortunately their lens' were not compatible with my Nikon D40x autofocus (they both have the fancier D90s) and I decided I wanted to go with the 35mm lens for more flexibility with distance after having some trouble with the 55-200mm lens that I borrowed for Disneyland on Saturday. I've only been playing around with this lens for a little bit this afternoon but I'm in love! It's so fast and sharp, lightweight and compact, and takes nice pictures even in less than ideal light conditions. The color is very vibrant and the pictures look almost three dimensional. I'll have to play around with it more, but this may be my new go-to lens!
This photo was taken underneath the coffee table in late afternoon


  1. and this lens is relatively affordable (read: cheap). Now Canon just needs an update to their FF 35mm. the f1.4 is rather affordable, but a < $400 35mm f1.8 would be a game changer for the Canon folks.

  2. Yes! I meant to add, at just under $200, it's a great price for a lens. I wish I had gotten it even sooner.

  3. wow very sharp and bokeh
    Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)



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