I have had the Nikon 28mm f/1.8 AF-S lens for some time now and I really like using it for general photography but mainly landscapes, it is an excellent light, compact lens, however at times I am finding that it is a little too wide and would like a lens of longer focal length, between the 28mm and the 50mm. The new Nikon 35mm f/1.8 lens appears as though it will fill my needs to supplement the 28mm lens, and once I see some satasfactory examples from this 35mm lens I will be inclined to get one as I really love using large aperture lenses.
Of the few images I have seen from the new 35mm lens, it appears quite nice and appears to have reasonable bokeh.
I see this lens as very good for high resolution cameras and for low light performance and see it as being great for people groups, portraits and landscapes.
The lens will enable nice selective focus with the large f/1.8 aperture. It has low dispersion (ED) glass and aspherical lens elements to help reduce optical colour and other defects to produce sharper images.
- Focal length, 35mm
- Maximum aperture, f/1.8
- Minimum aperture, f/16
- Lens construction, 11 elements in 8 groups
- Angle of view with FX format cameras, 63° (44° with DX format cameras)
- Minimum focus distance, 0.25m from focal plane
- Maximum reproduction ratio, 0.24 times
- Number of diaphragm blades, 7, rounded
- Filter attachment size, 58mm
- Dimensions, 72mm (maximum diameter) x 71.5mm (distance from the camera’s lens-mount flange)
- Weight: Approximately 305g
- 58mm snap on Front Lens Cap, LC-58
- Rear Lens Cap, LF-4
- Bayonet Hood, HB-70
- Flexible Lens Pouch, CL-0915.