Nikkor AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8G

I bought this lens from my favorite camera store at Hidalgo, Quiapo, Henry’s Camera Photo Supply. The store opens at 10am. I arrive past 10 and it was still close. I decided to just return and visit some camera stores around the place. When I got back, WOW, it was full! There are a lot of customers buying and inquiring inside the store already. What does that tell you huh? ;)

HOW MUCH???

Everybody’s question, how much? I’ve asked nearby stores and their price range from P11500 to P13700. If you visit henry’s website you’ll see that the price is P11000. I bought mine for P10800. Yup! 200 pesos less hmmm well actually 700! They said it was normally price at P11500 but when they asked their boss she said it was P10800. :p
There are no other freebies :( Only the lens pouch and lens hood included in the box…but that’s ok!
Other items I bought: Tiffen UV Filter (P300), Transcend 4GB SD Card (P800), Enelop 4 battery pack (P600).
I am P12,500 poorer after leaving the store. hahah!

RFB: Reason For Buying

I decided to purchase the 35mm f/1.8 instead of the 50mm f/1.4 because:
it’s perfect for my budget, my camera (Nikon D40), and the range is just right!
This lens has built-in motor which means it will auto focus on my D40. The 35mm range is perfect too especially if you are shooting inside a room or a studio. You don’t need to stick on the wall or go waaaay way far just to make your subject fit in the frame. This lens is good for portraits and of course for low light condition because of the f/1.8 aperture opening.

(View my sample photos below this posts)

LENS SPECIFICATIONS

Type of Lens: G-Type AF-S DX NIKKOR lens with built-in CPU and Nikon bayonet mount (specially designed for use with Nikon digital-SLR—Nikon DX-format-cameras)

Focal Length: 35mm

Maximum Aperture: f/1.8

Lens Construction: 8 elements in 6 groups (1 aspherical lens element)

Picture angle: 44 degrees

Distance Information: Output to camera

Focusing: Rear Focusing (RF) system, autofocus using a focusing Silent Wave Motor, manually via separate focus ring.

Closest Focusing Distance: 0.3 m (0.98 ft.)

No. of Diaphragm Blades: 7 pcs. (rounded)

Diaphragm: Fully automatic

Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22

Exposure measurement: Via full-aperture method

Attachment size: 52mm (P = 0.75mm)

Dimensions: Approximately 70mm (dia.) x 52.5mm (extension from the camera’s lens-mounting flange)

Weight: Approximately 200g (7oz)

More photos

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Sample Pictures

(taken with My Nikon D40)

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