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Nikon AF-S 35mm f1.8 G DX Lens £159 @ Jessops
Nikon AF-S 35mm f1.8 G DX Lens £159 @ Jessops

Nikon AF-S 35mm f1.8 G DX Lens £159 @ Jessops

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Great prime/ portrait lens that can go down to 1.8 and at a superb price! 10 day delivery online but in stock in the high street.

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for the photographer? the professional lens are so expensive.

That's the prime standard lens I would get if I had a Nikon SLR. It's not really suitable for prortrait (too much depth-of-field, meaning the background isn't thrown out of focus enough), you would need either a 50mm or even better a 85mm lens for that (both are available as fast lenses).

For me this would definately be worth £159.

Edited by: "pet2000" 6th Oct 2010

I have one of these - there's the possibility of a bit of Quidco too (4% - £6.36 off) - and it is a fab fab lens.

I'd (respectfully) disagree with pet2000 - I've taken some great portait shots with this lens and it does have a shallow depth of field that works really nicely imho.

This is one (although not a portrait) that I took with this lens: flickr.com/pho…10/

Very definitely worth every penny.

May be a nice lens but not exactly a great saving... At least 8 other retailers within £10 of this price.

paolo

May be a nice lens but not exactly a great saving... At least 8 other … May be a nice lens but not exactly a great saving... At least 8 other retailers within £10 of this price.



that makes this an average deal then

jmarko

I have one of these - there's the possibility of a bit of Quidco too (4% … I have one of these - there's the possibility of a bit of Quidco too (4% - £6.36 off) - and it is a fab fab lens.I'd (respectfully) disagree with pet2000 - I've taken some great portait shots with this lens and it does have a shallow depth of field that works really nicely imho.This is one (although not a portrait) that I took with this lens: http://www.flickr.com/photos/socialholic/4883316610/Very definitely worth every penny.


I am not saying that you can't use this lens for portraits. All I meant that a 85mm lens would be more convenient if portraits are your major targets. That's from my experience. I only use prime lenses and only very occasionally zoom lenses.
Nice shot, btw
Edited by: "pet2000" 6th Oct 2010

pet2000

I am not saying that you can't use this lens for portraits. All I meant … I am not saying that you can't use this lens for portraits. All I meant that a 85mm lens would be more convenient if portraits are your major targets. That's from my experience. I only use prime lenses and only very occasionally zoom lenses.Nice shot, btw



Thank you!

I don't disagree about the 85mm equiv (it looks like a lovely lens) but it is almost twice the price. Which is what you said in the first place now I look at it!

So I'll get m'coat!

this 35mm DX lens once fitted to a DX SLR will mean its a 52.5mm once you take into account the 1.5 correction ratio from FX to DX

this lens would not really be suitable for portrait work. As someone said already, too much depth of field.

composition on your bee pic and composition on a human portrait is totally different.

jmarko

I have one of these - there's the possibility of a bit of Quidco too (4% … I have one of these - there's the possibility of a bit of Quidco too (4% - £6.36 off) - and it is a fab fab lens.I'd (respectfully) disagree with pet2000 - I've taken some great portait shots with this lens and it does have a shallow depth of field that works really nicely imho.This is one (although not a portrait) that I took with this lens: http://www.flickr.com/photos/socialholic/4883316610/Very definitely worth every penny.

Not such a hot deal although the lens is a good one. For those who are considering it or want to see a portrait shot, take a look at this review

This is a good lens. I use mine as a general walkabout.
For portraits with this lens, have a look at some examples on Flickr
Edited by: "Kata_Tjuta" 6th Oct 2010

i didn't say that it wasn't! indeed, i actually said that it wasn't a portrait - it was just a pic taken with that lens.

i said that i have done some portrait work on it and it works well for that. i don't post portraits as a rule because i tend to do them for people privately but the ones that i have done have worked well with this prime.

ninjin

this lens would not really be suitable for portrait work. As someone said … this lens would not really be suitable for portrait work. As someone said already, too much depth of field.composition on your bee pic and composition on a human portrait is totally different.

According to one of the nets photography guru's Ken Rockwell the best portrait lenses and much larger focal lengths for the very reason that pet2000 mentioned. You need good depth of field and an out of focus background. Whenever I'm taking portraits I always work at between 100-200mm.

Ordered one last year for 169 from Jessops but cancelled as they were out of stock and rumours emerged that they were going belly up.

Now £10 cheaper, 6% Quidco.

Ordered one for my birthday and before the VAT increase bumps the price up by 2.5%
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