Fantastic lens! 12/16/2014
Nikond5300 user from Kingsland, GA
The lens is amazing, takes in a lot of light, inside the house especially. Outside it's very sharp and takes great pictures, it is a fixed lens, which means you do the zooming with your legs, but the results are great.
Great lens 12/10/2014
Very happy with the condition and speed of the product
Great Value, Decent Lens 12/9/2014
Jaleeb Caru from Easton, PA
Not perfect (focus ring feels like a garbage can lid frozen to a trash can full of crunch peanut butter) but there is not a better lens even close to this price point.
Great purchase 8/25/2014
Good price, great service
Awesome lens 2/6/2014
idlifenews.com from ATX
The lens is very crisp and clear. Love it. Great for food photography.
Starter's prime lens for portrait's!!! 11/27/2013
Gaurav Nigam from Danbury, CT
1. light weight
2. silent motor
3. decently priced
4. focuses fast
5. good for street photography & portraits
2. not good for landscape
& thats it!!!
In general, its the best lens for starters like me, who are still learning photography techniques!
Great Lens 8/18/2013
Tim from Jax Beach, FL
Fast shipping, I can't wait to use my new lens.
Nikkor 35mm f1.8g DX prime lens 8/7/2013
For my D5200. This lens is very fast and sharp. Took some pictures with flash turned off in an aquarium, pictures turned out bright. This lens will stay on my camera for most of time.
Nikon AFS 35 F1.8 6/24/2013
Chris from Troy, MI
Just received. Took several indoor shots. Seems pretty fast focus. Not sure about image quality as I haven't uploaded to computer yet. But according to review, should be good.
Great prime lens 6/15/2013
Old Geezer from Dallas, TX
Great lens for portraits. Good Bokeh and good in low light. Love the price too!
Very Good service!! 6/10/2013
Ship is fast and very good service.
Great Seller! 6/5/2013
atul84 from Wichita, KS
Adorama is one of the best sellers around. Quick and reliable service as always!
good lens 5/24/2013
Shunhuan Lee from tempe AZ
good and cheap.
worth its money.
Great Lens 4/22/2013
Fast and sharp lens. Perfect length for DX cameras
Awesome lens 4/5/2013
Justin H from Canonsburg, PA
After reading some reviews on different sites, I decided to purchase this lens. I am so glad that I did. The 1.8 aperture is AMAZING! The focus is decently fast and unlike the kit lenses, you can manually adjust the focus after it has been auto set. The only bad part about using this lens is that I now feel the need to upgrade all of my zoom lenses to equal or better quality (I don't have the money!).
First prime lens 3/21/2013
It's my first prime lens and so far, I'm satisfied with the pictures. Pictures are sharp and focus is fast compared to the kit lens. Performs well in low light indoor situations. Good bokeh. Light weight, and it's a perfect fit for my D3100.
I think it's a good lens for the money.
Must have Lens for Nikon DX Camera 3/20/2013
San from NJ
There has been enough said and reviewed about this lens everywhere. This is a must have lens for all Nikon DX Cameras
Exceptional lens 1/17/2013
Alan from New Brunswick, NJ
I'm blown away by the quality of this lens. Being a beginner, it really gives me the push I need to dig deeper into photography by not disappointing me on each and every shot! I'm loving this little gem!
Good len 1/17/2013
gundam from NJ
It is a good lens and low price, I love this lense.
Best of the Plastic DX 1/16/2013
Wes Paul from Clermont, FL
This lens is almost perfect. The image quality is amazing and wide open produces almost perfect out of focus circles. As they say you get what you pay for which for this lens falls into the build quality. The plastic casing and manual focus ring are not high grade. This is easily shown through how many well-used lenses have a slipping focus ring that keeps spinning after you have manually focused it.
Due to this not having any negative effects on auto focus and only minor annoyance in manual focus this is a great lens and should be in every Nikon DX shooter's line-up.
Light weight and produces quality images.
Great Lens! Nikon 35 mm 12/18/2012
This is a great lens! Really love portraits with it.
Great product 11/15/2012
Ryan from Perrysburg, Ohio
Great lens for DX format camera. If you were only going to take indoor pictures this lens is all you need.
Great lens. Great price
The product is great.
Value for the money it is hard to beat. This glass is great fun to shoot with. Very good lens. compact and light, sharp, handy.
As advertised 6/19/2012
This lens performs as expected. Highly recommended for low light photography.
Very good lens 6/15/2012
Very good lens. compact and light, sharp, handy. Almost 50mm equivalent on my D5100 and D7000. Very usable f/1.8 for low light or bokeh effect. My 50mm f/1.4 has better bokeh though, but that lens is a bit too long for general walkaround. This is the lens I use mostly.
Great value 6/15/2012
I purchased this lens for my wife to use on her D3100. She uses the camera for a 366-day project and wanted something more manageable in size. I, of course, made sure to fully evaluate the lens/camera combination before handing it over to her! The bad: It's really quite large for a crop-sensor-specific prime lens, if still significantly smaller than the kit lens. Also, it seems like the AF takes longer to lock than with the kit lens, not sure why as this doesn't make sense. AF performance makes following my 20-month-old daughter more difficult than with the kit lens. The good: This lens is shockingly good in image quality. (As is the D3100, for that matter.) It is a bit softer wide open, but not enough to bother me. The overall rendition, bokeh quality, colors, and sharpness are really excellent for the price. This is pretty much a must-have lens for crop-sensor bodies. Four stars because there are plenty better lenses out there.
Great lens 6/14/2012
This is a really good lens! And it works great for nightshots! Great quality for a good price !. Super light, super sharp, super fast. This is a very fun lens to use.
Amazing Lens 6/11/2012
This lens is exceptional! The performance is extraordinary for the price. I would have never imagined something like this. Once I picked up this glass, I have rarely put it back down. It has great contrast and insanely sharp images. It's good for low light situations and the bokeh is great as well. If you have an opportunity to get one, do it now, you won't regret it.
Great lens 6/11/2012
have been shooting this lens on and off for the past year now. Out of the box it feels VERY small- especially if you're used to zooms. It also feels quite plasticky or flimsy compared even to my other Nikon lens. While this was a concern initially that I bought a low end product I don't think it's been a factor at all. The benefit of course is that it's extremely lightweight (especially compared to 200mm size zooms) which makes the camera a pleasure to carry around on a hike or while traveling.
Put this lens on a camera with good image quality at high ISOs, set it to aperture priority at f/1.8, leave the flash off and make photos that are so good that you would never miss the the "other" focal lengths that your slow zoom might have.
This lens has turned out to be a superior lens for so many photo situations I can still highly recommend it.
Tack sharp, inexpensive, and compact 5/28/2012
The big plus with this lens over the older 35mm lens is the AF-S feature which is auto focus system that is internal to the lens, very fast and very silent. This lens will please a lot of people who currently own D40, D40x, D60, and D5000, as they now can benefit from the autofocus.
The Lens DOES matter... 4/23/2012
Krs Juan from New York, NY
Just amazing pictures, some say the lens doesn't really matter - in this case i must disagree. I have taken it out for a spin and I'm impress, it makes me want to go out and take more photos... highly recommend! A+
Smooth As Butter 4/4/2012
Becky from Columbus, OH
I am happy with this lens after shooting a few practice shots. Lens is sharp, images have excellent bokeh. This lens will live in my go-to bag, and I am looking forward to using it a lot!
Nikon D3100 w/ 35mm f1.8 4/1/2012
Takes excellent pictures. Although I am still learning to use the lens. The pictures I have taken on both manual and auto mode on a d3100 are excellent.
Very nice 8/30/2011
Cameta Camera customer from Indianapolis IN
Very accurate product and nice!
great purchase 8/30/2011
Cameta Camera customer from waterford ny
use product often take pictures for fun and school and a photography program I would like to enter
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IT's a very very good lens i recommanded 8/30/2011
Cameta Camera customer from Canada Qubec
I have photos of Christmas with this lens last year and now I always use this lens to photograph the portrait
really very good quality/price ratio 8/30/2011
Cameta Camera customer from Padova Italy
Fast lightweight. It's good lens for low-light conditions travel portrait and general photography.
Fast Normal coverage prime lens 8/30/2011
Cameta Camera customer from Cape Cod
A good all around prime lens.
Small fast. 8/30/2011
Cameta Camera customer from The sticks USA
This lens is just hat I was looking for when searching for a new lens. I am a traveler and had a trip to Swaziland where I wanted a nice fast small sharp lens to capture all my memories. I have a D60 so I was limited to the AI-S models if I wanted auto-focus. The auto focus is fairly fast so it is easy to capture many of your spur of the moment shots. The lens puts out pretty sharp photos. Color is nice. The 1.8 f-stop is great for low light and the small size/weight is wonderful for travel so you can just throw it in a backpack and not have to worry about how much space it takes up. Just remember it is not a very wide angle lens so don't expect too much landscape and indoor photography. It's more of a portrait/documentary lens.
Great and inexpensive 8/30/2011
Cameta Camera customer from Northern VA
My main lens for low light on DX. I have the 35mm f2 AF-D but I like the speed and responsiveness of af-s more. Very quiet. Great for kids etc. Focus faster and normally dead on with d40 and d90. In my grab and go bag.
Just the right lens 8/30/2011
Cameta Camera customer from Suburban Chicago
This lens and a D90 replace a Leica M and a 50mm Summicron f2 I used for many years. The same setup used by Cartier-Bresson. This combination is ideal as a digital equivalent for the film camera for working in the middle of activity wherever people are going on about their lives and you want to capture exact moments. I have put black electrical tape over any logos on the camera and lens to keep from distracting the attention of people I am photographing...the same way Cartier-Bresson painted his Leicas black. Great lens just what I wanted.
My Go To Lens 8/30/2011
Cameta Camera customer from West Virginia
I use six lenses with my Nikon D90. I use this one more than all others combined! Very versatile especially for low light movement and realistic perspective (1.5x crop factor results in natural 52mm.) Sharp even at the edges and a champ at f/1.8. If I was stuck on the proverbial desert island with one lens - this is it.
Great product awesome purchase 8/30/2011
Cameta Camera customer from Hickory NC
All around great prime lens. Fast and lightweight. Perfect companion when traveling light.
Real Life Perspective 5/27/2011
This is one of the best lenses you can use to capture the world as you see it. This is a DX so no luck with the D3 or D700. The 1.8 is plenty wide to shoot low ISO in dusk conditions. This thing takes in light when it is hardly there. Great prime lens to have in you bag or on a second camera body.
Love it! 8/23/2010
A customer from Austin
I'm very satisified with this lens!