Has anyone else experienced any issues with the new 35mm f/1.8 DX lens? I am seeing an issue when I set the dial on my D40 to 'AUTO' or a couple of the scene modes, such as 'Landscape'. The lens doesn't seem to pick the correct shutter/aperture combination, resulting in the image being completely blown out, almost to the point that the image comes out white. This is especially true outside on a sunny day. I don't tend to use these modes that often, since I usually use Shutter or Aperture priority, so I hadn't noticed it at first. When I set the aperture or shutter speed that I want in the priority modes, the images turn out fine. It just seems to be an issue with the auto settings with this lens. I have tried a couple of other lenses, and this seems to be the only one that this happens on. I just want to get an idea if there is something wrong with my lens, or if it is an issue with this lens in general.
Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX lens issue?(7 posts) (6 voices)
nope, mine works beautifully. . . .I'd send back to Nikon. . .
Haven't hear of any issues yet, but I don't own one, so I wouldn't know.
You definitely should let Nikon know about it though.
Hmmmmm, is your exposure comp off? Just a thought. My photography teacher got a Mamiya 7 for cheap because the guy said the camera was broken as it kept making very underexposed images. Only thing wrong with it was that the Exposure Comp dial was set to -2.3.
id say the biggest problem with this lens is getting one!!! ba-dum-bum-ching!
Yeah, actually, the third poster might be right.
I handed my camera off to a friend, and he played around a lot with the settings. When I got it back, for some odd reason it kept getting overexposed photos.
Turns out he cranked exposure compensation to +5 to compensate for a low light situation. Not the route I would have gone (I would have bumped ISO a little bit), but at least I found out kind of quickly so I didn't ruin my other photos.
maybe you put it in spot metering mode by accident, and every so often it is getting the better of you, especially if your other lenses are longer, you will be less likely to make mistakes with them in spot mode
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