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Nikon NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4 Lens

BH #NI3514 • MFR #1429
Nikon NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4 Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Close Range Correction System
  • Manual Focus Design
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.
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Nikon NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4 Overview

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

Nikon NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4 Specs

Focal Length35mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View62°
Minimum Focus Distance11.81" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification0.18x
Optical Design9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.7 x 2.4" / 68.6 x 60.9 mm
Weight14.07 oz / 399 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.035 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.35 x 4 x 3.6"

Nikon NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4 Reviews

CREATIVITY WITH MANUAL LENSES

By Cheng Yin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-11-10

I have always admired the Nikkor AiS lenses to allow me better manual control of my artistic passion in photography. The lens is well made and can provide me with years of reliable service. As I still shoot films the wide aperture of f1.4 allows me to to work under low light condition.

Great - but not wide open

By RocketTom
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-02-17

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.

Legandary lens

By Bjrn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-09-02

Good build quality. Great optics. Sharp and nice. I use this on my F3. Much lens for the money.

Versatile Normal lens

By Chop
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2013-03-13

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.

An Old Friend!

By Dennis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-03-07

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!?

Bought a used one, front element full of fungus

By Anonymous
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-22

I found one in the BH used section, condition 8+. Really really disappointed when it arrived and I very quickly saw with the unaided eye that the front element was full of fungus. Returned it, but I lost money on shipping back an lens that should never have been for sale in the first place.

Nikon lenses,sis

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-06-14

Accurate,precisely Lenses that I am looking for

A classic!

By wayner8088
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-01-28

This is the one true classic lens that a lot of seasoned and professional photographers keep in their bag. It is a lens that our fathers and our grandfathers have used since the 1970's. Simply put it, it is a spectacular lens. I'm very happy to finally own one.Every shot is razor sharp, minimal distortion at all corners. It is a crowd pleaser with it's wonderful bokeh, and amazing speeds at higher f-stops. And OH that buttery smooth focus ring. All metal. Superb build quality.The ONLY criticism is the coma. There is a fair bit of coma when shooting night shots and you hit a bright object like a street lamp or bright sparkle. Though it is easily correctable through your favourite editing software, this small inconvenience is hardly worth the argument, considering that every other type of shot will outweigh this problem.Sure, you can go all out and purchase the new 35mm f/1.4G for nearly $$, but for those who like to take the time in getting a precise shot, for videographers, and especially controlled portraits, this lens is a no brainer.

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Does this lens ever go on sale?

Does this lens ever go on sale?
Asked by: Glenn
I don't think this will go on sale, typically older quality lenses pretty much hold their value without any rebates.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-06-02

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is it new? could you tell the serial number? thanks
Asked by: Faustino G.
Yes, this is a new item with a 5 year Nikon warranty. I'm sorry but I don't have access to the serial #. We do have a 30 day return if not satisfied.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-12-25

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Nikon NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4 Lens sweet point?
Asked by: Isidro S.
I think you are referring to this or any lens's sweet spot. This never has been a specification but refers to the center area of the lens that is the most perfect in resolution, contrast, color and chromatic aberration control. If Nikon supplied a MTF chart for this lens, you would see the theoretical performance of this lens wide open. On the other hand you might be thinking of the lens' performance at a particular aperture. Again, this is a general rule that can be applied to any lens; to wit: the best optical performance will be at a stop two down from wide open. Best is also a matter of taste. You may want the super crisp, contrasty, color saturated images that you get stopped down. Or you may prefer a imperceptible softer, less contrasty, less color saturated image.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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how many blades does this lens have in the diaphragm? I read that the AI-S model has 9 blades. Is this the older model?
Asked by: Michael
This is the older version. It is 7 blades.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2020-09-20

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Why is the USA version $300 more expensive?
Asked by: Anonymous
USA lenses are intended to be sold in the USA, and as such, come with a 5-Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty from Nikon (1-Year Limited Warranty along with a 4-Year USA Extended Warranty). In the event of a repair, you would send the lens back to Nikon. The Imported lenses are intended to be sold overseas, and are imported into the USA at a lower cost. As they are not originally intended for sale in the USA, we offer them with our 1-Year Limited Warranty thru B&H, covering the same damage the manufacturer warranty would cover. Nikon USA will not repair an imported lens, so you would send the lens back to B&H and we would send it off for repair for you.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2019-06-26

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The autofocus on a D90 will work with this lens? Or only manual focus?
Asked by: Anonymous
While the lens will mount to the D90 and allow you to meter your exposure, it is limited to manual focus. This is the case with many Nikon DSLR bodies that can accept manual focus F mount lenses.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-09-20

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Does the aperture of this lens close down automatically upon shutter release?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. While you must select the aperture setting on the lens body using the aperture ring built into the lens (as this is a fully manual lens and the Command dial on the camera will not change the aperture setting), once the aperture is set on the lens, pressing the shutter button on the camera will stop the lens' aperture down according to your chosen selection before taking the image.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2019-06-26

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Does a 35mm f/1.4 photo/video lens work with only a d90 camera
Asked by: Anonymous
No it works with most Nikon cameras. Visit their website for more info
Answered by: Jeffrey H.
Date published: 2019-06-26
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