Compact, fast f/1.8 prime lens for DX-format cameras

Optimized for DX-format cameras, the compact, lightweight AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G delivers the consistently stunning images you’d expect from a prime lens. Its fast f/1.8 maximum aperture is perfect for low-light shooting and creating softly blurred backgrounds; and its classic “normal” angle of view (approximating what we see with our eyes) makes it a great all-around lens.
Silent Wave Motor
Rear Focusing

Beautiful background blur

Isolate your subject for a dramatic effect

The secret to creating beautifully blurred backgrounds in your photos and videos is using a lens with a wide maximum aperture. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G’s maximum aperture is f/1.8, which provides complete depth-of-field control for isolating your subject and creating stunning portraits.

Outstanding low-light performance

Shoot in a greater range of conditions

An f/1.8 maximum aperture isn’t just for creating blurred backgrounds—it’s also the key to exceptional low-light performance. With the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G, you’ll be able to shoot in more situations with only the available light—indoors or out, from morning until night.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology.
AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
Rear Focusing
Rear Focusing System
A system in which only the rear lens group moves during focusing, thus eliminating changes in the physical length of the lens during focusing and enabling faster focusing. Such lenses are designated with RF on the lens barrel.
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 275 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Huge Improvement over the Kit Lens I've been using the kit lens 18-55 for about a year and a half now so I decided that I'm ready to buy more lenses to expand my photography. This lens did not disappoint, super fast focusing, light and nimble, and most of all super sharp even in low light, would recommend to anyone upgrading from the Kit lens, for 250$ totally worth it December 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stunning DX prime normal lens This is an excellent general purpose prime lens, which can be used for a wide range of photographic subjects, e.g. travel, full portraits, street photography, low light, etc. The len's bokeh is really pleasing and it is optically very sharp. The lens is compact and robustly constructed, coming complete with a lens pouch and dedicated lens hood. A must for all DX camera users. January 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fast, clear and amazing This lens is absolutely amazing for the price. I recommend it to anyone starting out in photography who wants a lens that will replace the kit one. It's amazingly fast and takes clear, vibrant photos. The bokeh you get is just fantastic. March 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent performance; even better price I can't say enough good things about this lens. It is fast and capable of use in low light conditions and takes phenomenal portraits. It is also well suited for landscape shots especially in low light. You just can't beat a super sharp prime such as this. The focus motor is quick and hassle free. December 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dream Come true well this is my dream lens. 35mm 1.8. i bought it yesterday (Boxing day.) for $139. i really really love this lens, this is the best lens you can get in your $150! Great for portraits :) im so excited this summer to try this lens.!! December 27, 2012
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