I have a Nikon D3200 and I have used in the past year and half a 35mm f/1.8 G DX prime lens . I have rented several other lenses and I also have a 50mm 1.8G prime too (I'm sure that some of you will think that's redundant)
I'm used to having the half-click to autofocus for me and be able to position myself to get the shot that I want.
I have recently purchased a Nikon 18-35mm f3.5-4.5D - as I wanted a wide angle lens (as I have rented a 24mm before) with the capability of zooming slightly also.
I have read that this lens cannot autofocus due to my camera not having an AF motor.
However as I am fiddling around with the lens to take a stationary shot - I cannot get any of the shot within focus regardless if it set to 18 or 35 (or middle) and manually adjusting the focusing ring from infinity to the lowest setting.
Can someone please explain what can be done with the lens to focus properly or the settings that I should be using etc.
I have tested at f/3.5 and 1/60-200 - in low light + flash to f/4.5 and 1/60-200 + flash - with no success in fixing the blurriness of the pictures.
Note: my goal for the lens is to cover family events where there will be large (20 people in a shot) frames (hence why I wanted the 24mm in the first place) so I'm not shooting stationary landscape so any setting recommendations that I should be trying please keep that in mind so that I can have a middle ground to work on.