Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Launched

Nikon has today announced a new lens that’s ideal for street photography as well as environmental portraiture, landscapes, and capturing city views.

The NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G is lighter, more compact, and more affordable than its professional counterpart with an RRP of £519.99.

Hiro Sebata, Product Manager for Lenses, Accessories & Software, Nikon UK, says: “The 35mm focal length is popular with street, documentary and reportage photographers of all levels. Whilst the 35mm f/1.4 lens is favored by professionals, enthusiast photographers will enjoy the new 35mm 1.8G lens which has been optimised for modern high-definition D-SLRs and features an improved optical design and faster f/1.8 aperture—and all at an affordable price.”

With a fast f/1.8 aperture, this lens offers exceptional control over depth of field and bokeh is circular and smooth, thanks to the rounded aperture and the fine gradation of image blur from the focus point to the background.

Crafted to accommodate today’s high-resolution sensors, the new NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8 yields good clarity and contrast throughout the frame. Because of an optical design that borrows from its sister lens (the professional NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4), point light sources are reproduced with minimal sagittal coma flare. The optical construction consists of 11 elements in 8 groups, and employs one asperical lens element and one ED glass element in order to minimise chromatic aberrations and ensure sharp, contrast-rich results. Autofocus is smooth, quiet, and swift, thanks to Nikon’s SWM (Silent Wave Motor), and the minimum focus distance is 0.25 cm.

The AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G comes with the CL-0915 Flexible Lens Pouch, plus the HB-70 Lens Hood and will be available from 6 February 2014.

Visit the Nikon website for more information.