Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S

Last Updated (05 February’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Kenrockwell

The Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S features 35mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/1.4. The lens construction has 10 elements in 7 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 63 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 0.98 ft. and has a filter size of 67mm. The Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S lens weighs 21.2 oz. (600g) and it measures 3.27 inches in diameter and 3.52 inches long.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★½


Expert Reviews

Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S Reviews

Kenrockwell reviews the Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S and writes;
“This lens costs so much more because it is limited production, has to cover a much larger format, and is almost a stop faster. It’s not any sharper than the 35/1.8 DX, but these other factors multiply to make this lens ten times as expensive as the DX 35mm, and three times as heavy.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photographyblog reviews the Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S and writes;
“One of the reasons is better sharpness and contrast wide open, and the other is, obviously, auto-focus. As we have pointed out in the review, auto-focus is fast and quiet on the AF-S 35mm f/1.4G, but you may experience front- or back-focusing issues on certain camera bodies, so do yourself a favour and check focus accuracy within a day or two of receiving the lens.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Photozone reviews the Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S and writes;
“It took Nikon a while to get into gear regarding their fast primes, but at least in case of the AF-S 35/1.4 G the result is impressive and was worth the wait. The image center is very sharp right from the largest aperture, the borders and corners follow only slightly behind and offer very good sharpness slightly stopped down.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

SLRGear reviews the Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S and writes;
“It’s not perfect – we had hoped that $1,800 would buy a bit sharper performance at ƒ/1.4 – an aperture this lens will probably spend most of its time set to – but it’s still very good, and when stopped down a bit, becomes quite excellent indeed.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Cameralabs reviews the Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S and writes;
“Overall contrast is very good even wide open and with very bright backgrounds like snow. Sharpness and micro-contrast is reduced at f1.4 and f2.0 (you have to look at 66% or 100% magnification on your monitor to see it) but performance from f2.8 onwards is impeccable on a D300 or D700. And this holds true whether you shot close-up or at infinity. I’m very impressed.”
rating: N/A

Ephotozine reviews the Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S and writes;
“For those looking for a wide angle lens with a fast maximum aperture could do a lot worse than this 35mm f/1.4 from Nikon. Sharpness levels in the centre are extremely high from maximum aperture, it’s well built and focuses fast.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S and writes;
“There is no sign of visible image distortion and only the very slightest hint of chromatic aberration can be detected when the most demanding images are inspected as harshly as possible.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Samples

Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S Sample Photos

- Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S Sample Photos @ Flickr.com

- Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S Sample Photos @ Amazon

- Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

Manual

Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S User Manual

Coming soon..

Features & Specifications

Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S Specifications

The new AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G is an update of one of Nikon’s most respected and popular NIKKOR lenses and combines a natural yet versatile 35mm perspective with an ultra-fast f/1.4 aperture. The f/1.4 maximum aperture allows photographers to shoot handheld in low light and provides dramatic separation between subject and a softened background – particularly useful when shooting environmental portraits, weddings, architecture, travel and photo journalism. This great addition to the NIKKOR line-up is an ideal for shooting high quality still photographs or video capture using Nikon’s D-Movie feature.

FX-format, ultra-fast classic wide-angle lens
Update of one of Nikon’s most respected NIKKOR lenses; suitable for landscapes, night scenes, interiors, weddings, photojournalism and astrophotography.

Nano Crystal Coat
Use of Nano Crystal Coat further reduces ghosting and interior flare across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity.

Optimized for edge to edge sharpness on both FX and DX-format D-SLRs
DX-format D-SLR the angle of view is equivalent to a focal length of 52.5mm in FX/35mm format.

Aspherical Lens Element
Aspherical lens element virtually eliminates coma and other types of aberration, even when shooting at the widest available aperture.

Rear Focus (RF)
Provides smooth and fast autofocus while eliminating front barrel rotation and lens length changes.

M/A Focus Mode Switch
Enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation now enhanced with a refined MF driving mechanism to reduces focus time lag and improve ease of use in M/A mode

Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.

Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare

Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
Renders a more natural appearance to out-of-focus image elements.

Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.

M/A Focus Mode Switch
Enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation.

Internal Focus (IF)
Provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining working distance throughout the focus range.

Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare.

Zoom Lock Switch
Secures the lens barrel at its minimum focal length preventing the lens from extending during transport.
Focus to 18 inches at any focal length
Extends versatility.

Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image areas.

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