Saturday, March 14, 2009

Prime review! seems to be the first to do a proper review of the new Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8 G prime lens.
The verdict is on the positive side, they do however complain about rather much chromatic aberration and a bit slow focusing despite the built-in Silent Wave Motor. (Good thing the D90 and a few more Nikons removes CA automatically!)

On the plus side they like the pleasing bokeh and the sharpness even in full open aperture, performance that you otherwise only get from lenses several times more expensive than the new 35mm lens!

This lens will definitely end up in my camera bag! Can't find any internet shops in Sweden that got it in stock yet but both UK and US shops seems to have got some deliveries already, well I'm in no hurry and the lens appears to be produced in enough quantities to be widely available.

Optical construction8 elements in 6 groups (with one aspherical lens)
Number of aperture blades7 (rounded)
min. focus distance0.3m
Dimensions70mm x 52.5mm
Filter size52mm (non-rotating)
HoodNikon HB-46, barrel shaped, bayonet mount (supplied)
Other featuresSilent-wave AF motor.

Lens Construction

: Aspherical lens elements : Super ED glass elements
: ED glass elements

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