The wide aperture gives both superb depth-of-field control and excellent low-light performance.
Offering a broader range of shooting opportunities in low light, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens from Nikon, with a large maximum aperture, has been optimised for DX-format cameras. On a quest to create the finest optics in the world, this prime lens provides the high reproduction capability and picture quality for which NIKKOR lenses are renowned. With superb sharpness, smooth bokeh and complete depth-of-field control this compact lens is particularly suitable for portrait shots.
Images with Distinct Personality
The lightweight AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G delivers the consistently stunning images you’d expect from a prime lens. Fast and well-balanced, the wide maximum aperture is perfect for low-light shooting and provides photographers with an effortless way to shoot natural-looking picture blur with a shallow depth-of-field. With these conditions a bright viewfinder image is created making it easier to achieve the very best composition. And designed with a classic angle of view that approximates that of the human eye, this lens is a great all-rounder.
Particularly suited for portraits this lens delivers superb sharpness and naturally blurred backgrounds
Providing outstanding optical performance, the lens comprises 8 elements in 6 groups, in a design with a hybrid aspherical element. The iris diaphragm has seven rounded blades for a soft rendering effect producing high quality natural backgrounds. Featuring a newly designed optical system, the aspherical lens element offers superior image quality by eliminating the problems of distortion and other types of lens aberrations. And with Nikon's Rear Focusing (RF) system, the autofocusing operation is made much smoother and faster.
Nikon creates technologies that make NIKKOR lenses the best choice for any type of still or moving imagery. Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) converts travelling waves into rotational energy to focus the optics. This enables high-speed autofocusing that’s extremely accurate and super quiet. So for discrete shooting you can set up the shot in an instant and camera focusing won’t disturb sensitive subjects like wildlife.
A lens hood and soft carrying pouch are supplied.
Combining ease-of-use and maximum precision the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens has two focus modes. In addition to Manual focus, Manual-priority autofocus (M/A) allows you to switch from autofocus to manual operation with virtually no time lag, even during AF servo operation and regardless of the AF mode in use. This gives all the benefits of fast, automatic focusing while still retaining the ability to make fine focus adjustments before taking the shot.
Cleverly crafted in a way that only an optical manufacturer can understand, Nikon creates technologies that make NIKKOR lenses the best choice for any type of still or moving imagery. Omitting the need for an aperture ring, G-type lens aperture is controlled electronically through the camera. Electronic adjustment is not only very efficient but also allows Nikon to place a weather sealing on the lens mount, so you can shoot with complete confidence.
With the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens from Nikon, you’ll be able to shoot in a greater range of conditions, indoors or out, from morning until night.
 The actual focal length of 35mm has an angle of view equivalent to that of a 52.5mm lens in 35mm  format.
Product Feature Comparison
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens is just one of a range of great NIKKOR lenses. Take a look at the table below comparing features with a selection of other fantastic DX-format lenses in the collection.