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I just bought this lense using this code and hoped it might benefit someone else. This is a brilliant prime lense for Nikon DX users - D40/60/3000/5000/80/90/300

Using code MAY12, you will knock off £12 bringing this lense to £157 delivered.

Reviews:
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/35mm-f18.htm
http://www.photozone.de/nikon--nikkor-aps-c-lens-tests/422-nikkor_35_18g

EDIT: Don't forget 3.5% quidco like I did, brings it down from £157 to £151.50
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#1
I'd be using this lens anytime before I ue a slow zoom. Great find.
#2
Forgot to mention Jacobs have a 3.5% Quidco discount which makes this even better!
#3
No way i can resist this, there goes the overdraft again, thanks, (i think), have been looking for one of these for a while.
#4
Nice deal, what sort of applications would this lens be suited to? and would the 50mm be a better option?
#5
tee_tee
Nice deal, what sort of applications would this lens be suited to? and would the 50mm be a better option?
It is a DX lens, it is roughly equivalent to a 50mm lens on cameras with DX sensors.
#6
Dammit! Why do the lenses I buy suddenly get cheaper a few months later?!

I took this earlier :)

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#7
I just bought a mint condition pre-owned one of these off ebay for £150 delivered. So this is a good deal and easily cheaper that other online retailers.

This is a great lens for abstract or portrait shots but also good as an everyday lens and works well indoors. If you have a D60 like me it makes sense over the 50mm due to it having an in-build focusing motor.
#8
I bought this lens for my D60 in March (~£180 from Warehouse Express); it's nice and sharp and has a quick AF. Is sharpest at F 2-2.2 btw.

This is primarily an indoor and portrait lens; opened wide you can get away with either no or powered-down flash which makes for nicer skin tones etc. This is better than a 50mm for indoor shots.
#9
I own this lens probably for a year now and in my opinion if you own DX Nikon camera then this lens is must have - especially at this price!
If you are thinking about buying this lens or the 50mm f/1.8 then definitely go with 35mm one (I own both of them) - as its much better optically (pin sharp from f/1.8), made from better components, will autofocus on D40/D60/D3000/D5000 and also the angle it gives is much more versatile.

Some samples @f/1.8:
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs50/f/2009/322/0/1/Day1__Eddie_by_gbiermanski.jpg
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2009/342/2/b/Birthday_Boy2_by_gbiermanski.jpg
#10
you shouldnt put quidco in the advertised price.
#11
also the cashback states it wont be paid if u use a voucher
#12
It's a very good lens optically, have used it, although I prefer the more traditional 35mm f2 with traditional aperture ring and ready for when I go to full frame. Good price though, quite encouraging considering the huge increases of photo equipment prices blamed on the exchange rate. Jacobs is saying low stock, 7 days wait.
#13
Not long enough as a portrait lens on DX cameras in my opinion, and few photographers would disagree. You'd be better of buying the 50mm f1.8 which is dirt cheap and brilliant. As a non-dx lens it comes out at about 70mm on a DX camera. Perfect for portraits.

If/when you upgrade to an FX camera, you've then got the perfect lens to begin with.
#14
londislagerhound;8611360
Not long enough as a portrait lens on DX cameras in my opinion, and few photographers would disagree. You'd be better of buying the 50mm f1.8 which is dirt cheap and brilliant. As a non-dx lens it comes out at about 70mm on a DX camera. Perfect for portraits.

If/when you upgrade to an FX camera, you've then got the perfect lens to begin with.

Actually this particualrly lens is not perfect for FX as it is a DX lens which is why I say in my post above I bought the 35mm f2.

I agree re the focal length though. This isn't the best facial portrait lens as far as the textbooks go. 35mm on an fx camera is quite a nice length, but at 52mm on a dx, I wonder actually how many times we actually use anything around that? many people go out and get this to emulate the standard 50mm (in 35mm terms), yet I never really found that a very useful length. It does however give people a taste of a pin sharp prime which will be one of few most people will ever afford as most prefer the convenience and value of a zoom.
#15
londislagerhound
Not long enough as a portrait lens on DX cameras in my opinion, and few photographers would disagree. You'd be better of buying the 50mm f1.8 which is dirt cheap and brilliant. As a non-dx lens it comes out at about 70mm on a DX camera. Perfect for portraits.

If/when you upgrade to an FX camera, you've then got the perfect lens to begin with.


disagree with this- was recommended the 35mm over the 50mm by many photographers (avforums & 2 specialist camera shops).
#16
BlackCloud
Actually this particualrly lens is not perfect for FX as it is a DX lens which is why I say in my post above I bought the 35mm f2.


I believe londislagerhound meant if you were to buy the 50mm f/1.8 instead of this you would be all set for an FX camera upgrade as the 50mm f/1.8 is an FX lens to begin with.
#17
londislagerhound
You'd be better of buying the 50mm f1.8 which is dirt cheap and brilliant.

For people like me with a D5000 or other camera which doesn't have autofocus in the camera body, this doesn't really apply as to get autofocus you need an AF-S lens. The dirt cheap 50mm you are no doubt talking about will not be AF-S.
#18
Iainn
For people like me with a D5000 or other camera which doesn't have autofocus in the camera body, this doesn't really apply as to get autofocus you need an AF-S lens. The dirt cheap 50mm you are no doubt talking about will not be AF-S.


Yep I think the only 50mm that will autofocus on d5000 is the AF-S F1.4G, which is nearer £300 mark.
#19
Methos
I believe londislagerhound meant if you were to buy the 50mm f/1.8 instead of this you would be all set for an FX camera upgrade as the 50mm f/1.8 is an FX lens to begin with.


Exactly, and at around 70mm on a DX body it's much more suited to portraits.
#20
Back in stock.
Thanks a lot. I ordered one using quidco as well :-D
#21
Use discount code JUNE12 for discount now.
#22
Can a mod please unexpire and change code to JUNE12. I just used it and works great!

H&R OP :thumbsup:

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