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Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S

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Another superb G series prime lens, the 35 f1.4 features a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for quick, quiet, and accurate autofocus via a Rear Focusing (RF) system, 9 curved aperture blades for smooth out-of-focus highlights, Nano-Crystal coating to minimize flare, and aspheric elements to reduce aberration.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

I like this one, a very nice lens for FX cameras. Its quite different from its wider sibling, the 24 f1.4 G, in several ways that make it quite a different lens. Like the 24, its quite sharp wide open in the center and stays sharp further towards the sides before fading at the edges and corners: very acceptable performance. It has less distortion to my evaluation, too, but then it probably should since its not quite as wide as the 24. Focusing seems quicker too, which is a good thing: at 35mm its a bit more important
than at 24mm.

One thing worth noting is it doesn’t get a lot sharper stopped down. At f4 or f5.6 its a little bit sharper but you have to look carefully to tell. But that’s OK, its quite sharp wide open. The end result is a sharp lens you can shoot at f1.4 without worries, that gives a great 3D look with the subject jumping out from a blurred background, and that you can shoot nearly in the dark. It also has very little aberration – the edges are pretty free of coma and distortion. I can recommend it without reservation.

If I didn’t wax poetic its for only two reasons: its a pricey lens and ought to deliver this kind of performance at this price. And for DX users, the little cheap 35 f1.8 is so good there’s not a lot of reason for you march over to this one. I’d consider it for FX cameras only. And that starts the whole FX/DX debate in my head: I could by 35mm f1.8s for all the kids for what one of these costs.

Filter Size
67mm (nonrotating front element)
Aperture
f1.4-16
Length
3.5”
Diameter
3.3”
Weight
1.3 lb
Hood
HB-59
Minimum Focusing Distance
1 foot
Maximum Magnification
.2x
Angle of view: (full frame)
63 degrees (FX)
Zoom method
None
Image Stabilization
None
Focusing System
Rear, Full time active, SWM motor
Aperture Blades
9, curved, round aperture shape
Groups/Elements
7/10
Low Dispersion Elements
0
Aspherical Elements
1
Weather Resistant
Yes
System
Nikon F
Compatibility
DX, FX
Autofocus
Yes

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3 days $11.00 $55.00 $66.00 $22.00
4 days $12.00 $59.00 $71.00 $17.75
7 days $16.00 $79.00 $95.00 $13.57
10 days $22.00 $107.00 $129.00 $12.90
14 days $28.00 $138.00 $166.00 $11.86
21 days $38.00 $186.00 $224.00 $10.67
30 days $47.00 $233.00 $280.00 $9.33
45 days $62.00 $304.00 $366.00 $8.13
60 days $72.00 $356.00 $428.00 $7.13
90 days $93.00 $458.00 $551.00 $6.12
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
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4 days $59.00 $14.75
7 days $79.00 $11.29
10 days $107.00 $10.70
14 days $138.00 $9.86
21 days $186.00 $8.86
30 days $233.00 $7.77
45 days $304.00 $6.76
60 days $356.00 $5.93
90 days $458.00 $5.09

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