35mm 1.8 and D300 = a sweet DX combo

Mar 15, 2009
Los Angeles, CA
wow, ever since I got this lens it's been glued to my D300! :tongue:

It all started when this thing showed up
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AND It looks so sexy on a gripped D300! :eek:

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I took it for a walkaround today
Looks good with closeups

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and street..

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and portraits too!

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I'm in love with 35mm 1.8! It's so lightweight and renders sharp, crisp photos. Up until today, my everyday lens was the 17-55, and I can see the 35 1.8 replacing it. To be honest, I think I'm starting to like Primes A LOT. They are faster, lighter, and generally cheaper. come to think of it, I have more primes than Zoom! :eek:

I think I'm gonna sell my zooms and go all primes... they are Addictive!
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May 16, 2007
Hi Joseph.

Congrats to your purchase. I saw the 35 on a friends D300 yesterday and was impressed.

I just sold my Nikon 24-70 and will use primes at the shorter focal range (means: below 100 mm) exclusively, as you can see in my sig.

It's more fun (to me, of course), and helps (me again) concentrating on the subject better.

Regards, and have fun

Mar 4, 2005
Los Angeles, USA
I love small primes, but I freaking have to haul huge telephotos to work everyday. BTW - What are you doing on Wilshire? You're in my neck of the woods!
Mar 23, 2009
Nice lens. I have been very impressed with mine. Already got one shot published with it, but just a group shot from a company tour.
Jul 4, 2007
Redmond, WA
thanks all. The lens is surprisingly big (I mean compared to the 50mm 1.8)

Compared to the old 50/1.8, 50/1.4, and 35/2, the new 35/1.8 is noticeably bigger. The old lenses were tiny in comparison, especially the 50/1.8.

However, we now have a more complex lens formula even though it's a DX lens, and an internal AF-S motor, so it had to get bigger. It's still quite compact even if it's larger than the old lenses.

I also love the tiny, great-performing Pentax primes, though not enough to buy a second dSLR system. But if those Pentax primes were updated, they probably wouldn't be small anymore either!

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