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5.0 out of 5 stars Good days are here again!, 1 Feb. 2010
This review is from: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens (Camera)
The last 50mm prime lens that I used was on a Canon FX back in the Sixties, the only lens that I owned and it served me well. Decades later I now own a D5000 with a couple of zoom lenses up to 200mm. I bought the Nikkor 1.8 on the strength of some reviews and for the optical quality that I could'nt afford in a top end zoom. I am not disappointed, not by a long chalk. This lens is a cracker, it now lives permanantly on the camera. It has learned me once again to work for composure and the optical quality is stunning. Forget a macro lens, this lens will focus close enough to crop out your selection and you have brilliant, cheap autofocus macro. I have shunned prime lenses for over 20 years, what a mistake! This could be the only lens you ever need. Top quality buy, highly recommended. Bear in mind this is a 35mm lens but the 1.5x crop factor on a digital D series Nikon will give the eqivalent of 50mm.
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Initial post: 16 Feb 2010 12:44:28 GMT
Hi, I'm a bit confused. I'm looking for a prime lens as well and wanted 50mm but if i bought a 50mm lens for my D3000 then the crop factor would make this upto 75mm lens which is too much for what I want (mostly portraits). However, isn't the DX range from Nikon specifically made for the smaller sensor therefore eliminating the crop factor? I'm not sure on this though so please correct me if I am wrong. A non DX 35mm would still be magnified by 1.5 so effectively a 55mm lens.

I want a lens other than my kit lens to shoot in available light for weddings (3 coming up this year!!) and also pics of our 6 month old girl.

Your feedback would be most welcome.

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Posted on 23 Feb 2010 01:21:56 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Feb 2010 01:28:07 GMT
The focal length is still 35mm despite the 1.5 crop factor of a DX sensor, and you will still therefore get an angle of view roughly equivalent to 50mm on film or full-frame digital. The DX designation refers to the fact that the lens has been optimised for better performance on cameras with the cropped sensor, including of course the D3000.

You could still buy a 50mm lens, which as you correctly state will give the equivalent of 75mm on your D3000, which is a decent focal length for portraits.

With APS-C size sensors, the 1.5 x crop factor/focal length multiplier will apply when using any lens.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2010 11:41:06 BDT
Onibaba says:
Basically it's the equivalent to just over a 50mm lens (52.5mm)

Posted on 21 Feb 2012 17:13:36 GMT
G. Barton says:
I have a D5000 and also own the 18-55mm & 55mm-200mm kit lenses. Is the 35mm f/1.8 Dx much better at giving you sharper images than the two kit lenses above?

In reply to an earlier post on 14 May 2012 17:22:29 BDT
Noticeably better resolution and the depth of field is a great bonus

Posted on 17 Nov 2013 18:27:24 GMT
zandavanmk2 says:
I totally agree !!!
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