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 16
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • Manual Focus; Close-Range Correction
  • Aperture Control Ring
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 11.8"
  • Filter Diameter: 52mm
  • 7-Blade Diaphragm
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Nikon 35mm f/1.4 overview

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The excellent NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4 Lens is among the fastest wide angle lenses available with an f/1.4 maximum aperture. High speed, high image quality, focusing down to 11.8" and rugged construction make this manual focus optic a versatile, durable piece of gear. Also, it is designed for F-mount cameras with FX-format sensors, though it will work with DX-format bodies with a 52.5mm equivalent focal length.

This lens is constructed in the classic all-metal Nikon style to extremely high standards along with a Super Integrated Coating to minimize flare and ghosting. Nikon's Close-Range-Correction (CRC) assures image quality at near focusing distances. Additionally, it uses a convenient 52mm filter size and has a 7-blade diaphragm for smooth out-of-focus elements.

UPC: 018208014293
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Nikon NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4 Lens
  • 52mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-1 Rear Lens Cap for F Mount Lenses
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
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    Nikon 35mm f/1.4 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 35mm
    Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 52.5 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Nikon DX
    Angle of View 62°
    DX Picture Angle: 44°
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.81" (30 cm)
    Magnification 0.2x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
    Optical Design 9 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Features
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus No
    Tripod Collar No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 52 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.66 x 2.44" (67.5 x 62 mm)
    Weight 14.1 oz (400 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 4.3 out of 5 by 15.
    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 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 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 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 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
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good lens but not great this is a pretty good lens but I was dissapointed at it's sharpness, given all the other reviews. I bought it to use at 1.4 and it has a LOT of color fringing of highlights at 1.4 & 2 (and some even at 2.8). It is also very noticeably soft until 2.8 or 4. I will say, I like the look of the softness and I was tempted to keep the lens for that effect (on portraits, figures, etc.) but the color fringing was just too much for me for other uses. (for those interested, the unsharpness at wide apertures reminded me of the Softar Filters, producing a sharp image within a soft, flared image). At F4 the lens gets really nice (sharp and contrasty) and I did a stunning portrait of a local painter at f4. (this was in DX format so it was like a 50mm) but the way it rendered the face and skin was great. In the end though, I realized I couldn't count on it in diverse situations i find myself in. I returned it and ordered the Zeiss 35/F2. I will review that when I get it but I have 3 other Zeiss lenses and think I know what to expect, sharper, better correction, but no 1.4 (without a ton of cash). All in all, the Nikkor 35/1.4 was not a bad lens but just very limited at it's wider apertures. Hope this is helpful.
    Date published: 2012-03-24
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