My Second Lens from Henry’s Camera

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? ;)


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)


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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8 responses to “My Second Lens from Henry’s Camera”

  1. chad Avatar

    bakod ah…

  2. makai Avatar

    ,.magkanu na kaya ganyan ngayon?.. kasi i’m planning to buy my second lens pero di ako makapag decide kung yung Nikkor 18-200mm or yung prime lens nalang,.

  3. Kiko Avatar

    huh?? 10800?? talaga?? mura namna?? nagtanong ako ngayon sa avenue 13k sakanila. bakit ganon?

  4. admin Avatar

    @kiko, when I bought it last year that’s the price. Try mo inquire sa Henry’s baka bigyan ka rin ng discount. =)

  5. admin Avatar

    @makai, depende kung ano yung usual mo na subject. Prime lens is perfect for portraits, 18-200 kung mahilig ka nmn mg travel or mg cover ng events para png all around.

  6. joanna morales Avatar
    joanna morales

    ano ba po magandang lens para sa D3100?gusto ko po kasing palitan yon lens kaso hindi ko alam yon maganda…and how much po yon les na yon?

  7. admin Avatar

    @Joanna Morales, It all depends on your usual subject,. if you’re still starting out, I suggest a mid-range lens like a Tamron 28-75 f2.8 or go for a Nikkor lens…of course it’s more expensive than a 3rd party lens.

    You can visit this link to see sample shots of this lens using your Nikon D3100

    I also like my Tokina 12-24 f4 UWA lens. You can see some of my samples here

    If you’re on a budget, you can always buy a second hand lens. I highly recommend

    Hope that helps! Enjoy shooting! =)

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