AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G
A Wonderful All Around Lens
I've had the 35mm f/1.4G for a couple of years and still enjoy using it as when I first bought it. I love the smooth bokeh when aperture is wide open though there's color fringing on the out of focus portion of an image, it doesn't take away from the exceptional sharpness and clarity in detail it produces. This is the third prime lens I purchased as I transitioned away from zoom lenses to accompany my 24mm f/1.4G and 85mm f/1.4G. I've used the 35mm f/1.4G to photograph sports and corporate events to impress clients. I especially enjoy using it to photograph my Pomeranian during our walks and travels together.
Should you find yourself in the position to owning the 35m f/1.4G, you will not be disappointed with the results. It's versatile for photographing everything from open spaces of the outdoors to inside close quarters of a small room. Overall it's a pleasure to use and hope you get to experience and capture wonderful images to share.
July 6, 2015
Never leaves my D800E
i purchased this lens to use doing Street Photography because it's less obtrusive than a 24-70. I have not regretted that decision. The sharpness and Bokeh are phenomenal and coupled with to 800E's resolution make this easily one of the best lenses Nikon has ever made. I've been shooting with Nikon products since 1973 and this is the first lens I just can't take off my camera.
Try it, you'll LOVE it.
July 3, 2015
Bright and Optically Superb
This lens is perfect for interior low light situations. Below is a photo taken by candle light with a Nikon D4 camera body. The shutter speed is 1/125 of a second, the aperture is f/1.4, the ISO is 2200, with Auto White Balance and Matrix Metering.
December 25, 2014
Amazing detail and bokeh
This is perhaps the best 35 mm lens there is for a nikon FX DSLR. I find it to be perfect for my D800. Portraits and landscape photos are breathtaking.
July 28, 2012
This is by far my favorite Nikkor lens. I own a range of zoom and fast primes, but, the 35G lives on my camera most of the time. I do love 24G and 85G, but for versatility and image quality, I always fall back to this focal length. The 24G is fantastic, but for closeup shots, distortion can get ugly. The 35G has magical bokeh with slightly exaggerated perspective that sets itself apart from the 50 and 85. When I go through the images in my lightroom, I can always pick out the ones shot with the 35G. It is one of Nikon's true classic, and will always stay in my bag.
June 23, 2012