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January 09, 2014

Nikon debuts AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G ED

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.

Nikkor 35mm 1.8G

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)
SWM autofocus
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)
Weight: 305g

The new AF-S NIKKOR 35mm F1.8G lens will be available starting on February 20 and is going to cost USD600.

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3 Responses to “Nikon debuts AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G ED”

  1. Wax
    Twitter: AkosiAto
    says:

    Perfect for Bokeh and Portrait!

    • abuzalzal says:

      it has only 7 aperture blades, which means you don’t get that sweet bokeh ball ’round effect’ of a 9 aperture blade.

      That being said, kung FX yung gamit mo, that should offset things up dahil very shallow na yung DOF kahit na stop down ka pa sa f2.8.

  2. Aye says:

    eh kung naglabas na lang kayo ng useful zooms -_- kahit for apsc lang like the sigma 18-35 1.8 or the new samsung 16-50 2-2.8. Kung sila kaya gawin yung mas lalo na nikon! pagbababatukan nyo nga R&D nyo. ang laki laki ng APS-C market nyo sinasayang nyo

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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