Nikon 35mm f/1.8G ED FX Lens Review and Test Results

DxOMark has posted their test results for the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G ED FX lens.

They reviewed the standart prime lens for full-frame cameras which is currently priced for $498 and the lens becomes one of the best performing lenses of this focal length.

Nikon 35mm f/1.8G ED FX lens scored 36 points and this prime lens is titled as “Awesome Performer“. The lens was tested with the Nikon D800E full frame DSLR camera.

The new AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G ED FX is a compact, fast 35mm prime lens that excels on Nikon’s high-resolution HD-SLRs. The lens had high peak sharpness at 27P-Mpix but this lens has high sharpness from the initial aperture with only slight softening towards the corners.

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Nikon 35mm f/1.8G ED FX Lens Review and Test Results

After the DxOMark’s review and test results, the new Nikon 35mm f/1.8G ED FX lens positioned in the fourth place with a good score and very high peak sharpness. See other comparison charts and table below.

Lens Model Price DxOMark Score Sharpness P-MPix
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A Nikon $899 43 30
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZF2 Nikon $1,843 38 23
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC Nikon $449 37 20
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED $600 36 27
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon $1,117 36 24
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G $1619 36 22
Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D $365 28 21

Comparison of the new Nikon 35mm f/1.8G ED FX vs Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM vs Nikon 35mm f/1.4G

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Comparison of the new Nikon 35mm f/1.8G ED FX vs Samyang 35mm f/1.4 vs Carl Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/2

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From DxOMark Conclusion :

Nikon’s new modestly priced models, starting with the 50mm f1.8, then followed in quick succession by the 85mm, 28mm and now the new 35mm all perform to a remarkably high level. In fact the 50mm, 85mm and 35mm challenge the firm’s ultra high-speed models in optical quality.

While they can’t match the mechanical standard of those models they certainly make a compelling alternative if weight and price are a consideration, and the new 35mm looks set to be a popular choice for street photography and reportage.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G ED FX Lens Price & Availability

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED is available to buy from the camera stores below.

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Amazon.com $599.95 Buy Now
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