In addition to the D3300 and its new kit lens, Nikon also unveiled the new addition to their FX-format lens portfolio – the AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G ED.
At first glance, the new full-frame glass looks a lot like its DX-format counterpart. But their similarities are only skin deep, as Nikon made a few improvements on the inner workings of their new wide-angle lens.
Nikon’s new fast prime lens boasts a total of 11 optics, two of which (Aspherical lens and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) element) are intended to further enhance the image quality and address sagittal comma flare. Furthermore, the Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G ED is equipped with Silent Wave Motor (SWM) which provides fast and silent autofocus operation.
These added optics explains why the 35mm lens is marginally heavier and taller than the DX-version. Nevertheless, it’s still a compact and lightweight, not to mention fast, wide-angle lens that should be a great addition to your lens lineup.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G ED specs:
Construction: 11 elements in 8 groups, including 1 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glasses and 1 Aspherical Element
Inner focusing mechanism (non-rotating front element)
Plastic body and mount
Manual Aperture Ring
Filter thread: 57mm
Aperture blades: 7
Aperture range: f/1.8 – f/16
Min. Focus distance: 25cm
Dimensions: 72 (Diameter) x 72mm (Length)
The new AF-S NIKKOR 35mm F1.8G lens will be available starting on February 20 and is going to cost USD600.