Nikon 35mm f/1.8G ED AF-S Nikkor Lens
The Nikon 35mm f/1.8G ED AF-S Nikkor Lens is an FX-format lens that draws maximum definition and image quality from Nikon's high-pixel-count image sensors for truly dazzling photos and HD videos. This Nikkor lens is crafted from Extra Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements for minimized chromatic aberration and is part of Nikon's FX-format prime lens collection, which includes 28mm, 50mm, and 85mm versions. In addition, the AF-S brings the outstanding optical characteristics with 63° (44° on DX-format cameras) of coverage, ED, and AS glass elements for outstanding contrast and minimal distortion. Seven rounded diaphragm blades produce smooth out of focus areas and optical construction features 11 elements in eight groups. Nikon's innovative Silent Wave Motor offers fast, quiet, precise autofocusing and a lightweight, compact design making the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED is an outstanding choice for your photo or HD video applications. For versatility this lens has a minimum focusing distance of 9.8" and comes with a lens hood and soft lens case. Use 58mm screw-in filters with the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G ED AF-S Nikkor Lens.
Versatile 35mm Focal Length and Fast f/1.8 Aperture
On an FX-format Nikon camera, a 35mm lens approximates the angle of view we see with our eyes, an ideal perspective for so many photo and HD video applications. The AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED combines that natural perspective (52.5mm equivalent on DX-format cameras) with an f/1.8 maximum aperture for outstanding depth of field control and low-light performance—all in a compact, lightweight design. Capture vibrant natural looking photos and HD videos with softly blurred backgrounds, even in low light.
Optimized for High-Resolution Nikon FX-Format HD-SLRs
A great lens draws peak performance from a camera, and the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED is no exception. Impressive on Nikon's FX- and DX-format D-SLRs, it delivers consistent, superlative performance, even in tough shooting situations. Aspherical (AS) and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements combat sagittal flare at wide aperture settings. Super Integrated coatings (SIC) enhance contrast and color and nearly eliminate ghosting, even in backlit scenes. And Nikon's innovative Silent Wave Motor (SWM) uses ultrasonic waves for fast, accurate, quiet autofocusing.
FX-Format Prime Lens Collection
The AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED completes Nikon's versatile collection of advanced f/1.8 FX-format prime lenses, joining the 28mm, 50mm, and 85mm versions. All four lenses offer the latest Nikon advancements and optical design characteristics, providing consistent performance at each focal length: wide-angle, standard and medium telephoto.
Other Nikon 35mm f/1.8G ED AF-S Nikkor Lens Features
AS (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.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion Glass) - An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
RF (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.
SIC (Super Integrated Coating) - Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
SWM (Silent Wave Motor) - AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
Having that wider shot to include more of the background along with a close shot of my subject...priceless! Love it!