Sunday, July 11, 2010

Nikon D3000 + Nikkor 35mm f/1.8

Got a new addition to my gears lately, a 35mm f/1.8 lens for my beloved Niki :) It's a prime lens from Nikon itself and it's the cheaper (roughly half the price) compared to the 50mm f/1.4. The good thing about this 35mm is that it is AF-S, which means that it has a built in autofocus motor that works well with my motor-less D3000.

So it got delivered, safely, to my home on Thursday and I've been experimenting with it since, especially on its bokeh capabilities. A very sharp lens by itself, it captures great shots even at low lights. This is good news for me since it's a known fact that D3000 does not perform well in low light and at high ISO settings. The maximum that I've ever used is 800, unless it is really necessary to use 1600 and I don't even touch Hi1/3200. Below are some of the sample shots that I captured with the 35mm. I think that it compensates for the weaknesses of the D3000 at low light and high ISO for me and I hope that it'll complement well with my existing 18-55 and 55-200.











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