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Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Bali - AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

As the sun sets in Bali, Nikon professional photographer Scott A. Woodward and his student Cazmir Leenheer headed to the beach to capture some stunning portraiture. With the lightweight and compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G, photographing portraits using only the available, ambient light was a breeze.

The maximum aperture of f/1.8 allowed Scott and Cazmir to use a fast shutter speed in the fading light while also isolating their subjects against a beautifully blurred background, also known as “bokeh”. Bokeh refers to how the light renders the out-of-focus areas of a photograph. To achieve bokeh, use wider apertures such as f/2 or f/1.8, or simply increase the distance between your subject and the background.

Great for street, portrait and landscape photography, the versatile AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G is also light and portable making it easy to take with you on your travels and expeditions.

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AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G is a prime lens that is great for portraiture photography. With a maximum aperture of f/1.8, you will be able to focus on your main subjects against a gently blurred background.