AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G

A few months back, I was really interested in getting the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G. It was not available in Malaysia then. One of several camera shops that Wuan and I went to last week at Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens Mall had one unit on display. The asking price was RM1880. Another shop did not have stock but was willing to order one for me. He quoted RM1850 for the lens. That price was a real bargain. Wuan had offered to get the lense for me. I was very tempted to place an order but decided otherwise.

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AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
Photo credit: Nikon USA.

I then found out that Nikon Malaysia has brought in the newly released AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G. This is one of the few prime lenses that will autofocus with the D40 and D60. What really got my attention was the price. Nikon Malaysia’s website listed it at RM899. A few photographers at PhotoMalaysia posted in the forum that they got theirs for around RM790. Now, that is a price that is closer to my budget for my first large aperture prime lens. Hopefully I will be able to get my hands on one by next week.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

4 thoughts on “AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G”

  1. Wow! That is cheap! Get it! Alright, now the 35mm f1.8g is on my wishlist. =D

    Getting it! 🙂

  2. Wow! That is cheap! ………This is the kind of statement that will make lenses more expensive in the future.

    Now this is me ……..Shit! So expensive?!? Ok, you prefer cash or credit card?

  3. Hey Pete, been busy lately? The blog entries are slowing down man! I’m getting withdrawal symptoms!

    I have been rather busy of late. Regular updates will resume after April, hopefully. In the meantime, you are invited to visit my other blogs listed under “My Links” in the right sidebar. But withdrawal symptoms? My blog is not that addictive lar. You are just being nice!

  4. have u bought this? really looking forward your review about this lense. i’m also interested…. always dreaming buying d90 body + 50mm… but hearing this, i think i’ll stick with my d40.. hehe.. hope you’ll write some review!!!

    I got the AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G last weekend. Still trying it out.

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