DxOMark published their test results for the NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens which is currently priced at $746.95. AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens scored 26 which is the second better score after the highly popular Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G wide angle lens. DxOMark tested this lens with the high-end Nikon D800 DSLR camera.
The NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens is a compact and lightweight Nikon ultra wide-angle zoom lens that is compatible with the FX format and covers the 18-35mm range of focal lengths.
AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Lens Test Results
Below you can see the overall score of the NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens mounted on Nikon D800 DSLR camera.
Here is the comparison of NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED with the popular wide angle AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G and Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 PRO FX.
DxOMark conclusion for the Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED ultra-wide zoom lens
“With the price close to the Tokina, this new Nikon’s ‘moderate to slow’ variable aperture, all-plastic construction and lack of an aperture collar may all be viewed as shortcomings. Looking on the up-side, the material choice means the lens weighs just 385g and yet, even after adopting a large 77mm filter size, it somehow retains relatively compact dimensions making it highly portable. As for the optical quality, it’s first class and will no doubt be a good match for the inevitable high-resolution bodies that must surely exist on the drawing boards of Nikon facilities in Tokyo and Sendai.”