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Keywords: Nikon Nikkor Wide Prime 35mm FX AF-S

Prime Minister

Registered: May 2011
Posts: 39
Nikon 35mm f/1.8G ED AF-S Nikkor review by Prime Minister
Review Date: 6/17/2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 9 

Pros: Compact, lightweight, sharp, contrasty, fast, silent, acurate

It's sharper and it has better contrast than the AF 35mm f/2D. I'm not sure if it's as good as the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art, but it's definitively more compact and lightweight. I like how this lens handles/feels on a Nikon camera body. Ergonomics are great.

Sharpness, color, and contrast are very good. This lens renders like my other AF-S lenses (28mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.8 and 85mm f/1.8). When you look in the corners at 100% magnification on your high resolution screen, you'll find softness wide open, but when you stop down it gets sharper. CA is very low and the lens doesn't flare easily. Autofocus is reasonably fast, silent and very accurate.

If you are looking for a compact and lightweight walk around lens, this is a very nice option. I think it's a good upgrade from the older AF-D version and it's so much more comfortable to carry around than the large, heavy and expensive f/1.4 alternatives from Nikon and Sigma.

Registered: March 2014
Posts: 2
Nikon 35mm f/1.8G ED AF-S Nikkor review by Sephiroth
Review Date: 3/7/2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $550.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: Perfectly sharp, light, fast!
Cons: quite bigger (1cm) than 35 f2

I took this lens with a bit of skepticism since it costs 550 € and having already the Sigma 35 1.4 and the lightest 35 f2.
To my great surprise, not only the quality is equal to sigma (both 1.8 to f11) but it is also much more lightweight (200 grams) and more small! Immediately sold the sigma, held this wonder that is worth all the money I spent! It focuses also very close to getting a wonderful bokeh with fast Af (tested on d90-d700-d800) the only drawback maybe is the plasticky material but the feeling is a perfect balance! A + + +


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