Nikon NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4 Lens

Nikon NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4 Lens

Nikon NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4 Lens

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Product Highlights

  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Close Range Correction System
  • Manual Focus Design
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Nikon 35mm f/1.4 overview

  • 1Description

One of the most versatile and desirable focal lengths, the NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4 from Nikon is a general wide-angle prime characterized by its bright design and manual focus operation. The f/1.4 maximum aperture excels in low-light conditions and also offers greater control over depth of field for using selective focus. The optical design uses a Close Range Correction system, which maintains consistent image quality and sharpness from the minimum focusing distance to infinity. Additionally, a nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Wide-angle 35mm lens is designed for FX-format F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 52.5mm equivalent focal length.
Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also affords significant control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques.
Close Range Correction system helps to maintain consistent image quality throughout the entire focusing range, from 1' to infinity.
Manual focus design is benefitted by engraved focus distance and depth of field scales.
Nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
UPC: 018208014293
In the Box
Nikon NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4 Lens
  • 52mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Warranty Extension with Online Registration
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    • 1Description

    Nikon 35mm f/1.4 specs

    Focal Length 35mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Angle of View 62°
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.81" / 30 cm
    Magnification 0.18x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5.6
    Optical Design 9 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Image Stabilization None
    Autofocus No
    Filter Thread Front: 52 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.70 x 2.40" / 68.6 x 60.9 mm
    Weight 14.07 oz / 399 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.02 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.2 x 3.9 x 3.6"

    Nikon 35mm f/1.4 reviews

    NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4 Lens is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great - but not wide open I originally bought this lens intending to use it at f/1.4 - but was immediately disappointed. When I first shot some test images, I thought there was something wrong with the lens. Soft edges, bad chromatic aberation, low contrast - not what I would expect for the price. Then I shot it at f/4.0 and was amazed. It's a Jekyll/Hyde kind of lens. I put this on a D810, and the image were so sharp you could cut your finger just by looking at the pictures. The lens is a work-horse. Great build. It really needs to be relabled for a range of f/2.0 to f/16. There are other alternatives for a low light lens, but not much can beat the sharpness of this one.
    Date published: 2015-02-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Versatile Normal lens Between f2.8 and f11 this lens is very sharp and has excellent contrast. At f1.4 it's going to be softer and lose contrast. There aren't many lenses out there that are good wide open at that aperture. Used correctly this lens is great and has a nice field of view. This lens probably filled more newspapers than any other lens out there. There's a reason that Nikon kept making this lens for so long. If you are a little old school and like the classic look that this lens produces then go for it. It's also good for video and movies.
    Date published: 2013-03-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still the lens to beat I have used this lens regularly for over 25 years on F3, F5, D80, D300, D700, and D3 cameras. It is a mainstay for overall sharpness, ease of focus, and low light performance. Forward focusing at f1.4 yields sharp subjects and soft, even bokeh throughout the background. Focusing under any condition is easy with matte screens due to the bright finder image; especially for one with my aging eyes. Some reviews claim that the Nikkor 35mm f2 AF supplants this lens. I have both and am unconvinced of the claim. The AF lens is good and can more convenient to use, but the AIS lens creates images which I can immediately distinguish from the AF lens images. I own and regularly use a lot of Nikon glass, AIS through AF-G. I agree with those who swear by this lens as one of the finest Nikon ever produced. Eventually it will be discontinued and I expect the price to soar on the used market as has happened to other discontinued, classic lenses.
    Date published: 2010-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice... Rarely do I get excited so quickly over a lens. Even though lenses are key to great photo. WIth this lens I've taken maybe 1000 photos with it (2 weeks since it arrived in my hands) and already I'm thinking I should get a back up. I do not have any other lenses that I feel this way about. The closest would be the 85mm f1.8. I use it on my Nikon D700 and D300s. The photos on the D700 are definitely superior photos than on the D300s. They're simply sweet. (See reports they all agree with my experience here.) I mostly take photos for NGO's of children and their context. Indoors I am shooting with f2.0 or 2.8. It nicely separates the child from the context yet allowing you to see and understand the story of where the child is and what is going on. Closed down to 4 and 5.6 it gets a nice depth of field focusing on a group of kids. The lens is just fun to shoot with. The manual focus is easily on the D700, it took about 200 photos before I started to catch on to the lens' output. I even got some kids doing back flips. I understand why Nikon continues to produce it even though they have the AF-s model. Its just a magnificent lens.
    Date published: 2011-05-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nikon's Sharpest Manual Focus Lens! One of Nikon's sharpest lenses! Great in the narrow range of f/4 to f/8.... doesn't get any better! A must have lens if you're a Nikon Manual Shooter or a collector of fine glass.
    Date published: 2008-06-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Legandary lens Good build quality. Great optics. Sharp and nice. I use this on my F3. Much lens for the money.
    Date published: 2013-09-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Old Friend! There is a lot to like about this lens.� The quality is great and it is easy to use-yields a very sharp image w/great light characteristics.� It is easy to use with the manual mode of my Nikon D810 and I can use it very much like my old Nikon F camera.� One comment; I think that I do prefer the "split focus" on the old lens!� Than is something that younger users may not ever get to experience!?
    Date published: 2018-03-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A+ lens I bargain my 35 1.4 AI-S for a 18-70 DX!!! Best deal ever. It's used, but the sharpest lens on both analog and digital cameras. It's give me extra f stops, even wide open, when tripod is not allowed to use. If the quality is matter, you must have one in your camera bag.
    Date published: 2009-02-06
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