Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G Lens Review by Gary Wolstenholme at Ephotozine: Extremely sharp in the centre and highly resistant to flare but sharpness towards the edges of the frame falls behind.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G Review: Sharpness and Bokeh

"As this is one of Nikon's top of the range lenses, it comes with a top of the line price tag of around £1300. As the sharpness levels are so high in the centre, this may be justified if your usage suits the characteristics of this lens. What sets this lens apart is its weather-sealed magnesium construction, which helps to justify the price.

Sigma do offer an alternative in their 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens, which retails for around £750. The performance of this lens is comparable in many ways to the Nikon optic, so may make a worthy alternative.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G Verdict
   
 The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G is extremely sharp in the centre and highly resistant to flare.  

 For those looking for a wide angle lens with a fast maximum aperture could do a lot worse than this 35mm f/1.4 from Nikon. Sharpness levels in the centre are extremely high from maximum aperture, it's well built and focuses fast. Those looking for the same high level of sharpness, towards the edges of the frame, may be a little disappointed though, especially for the £1300 asking price.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G Pros
Very sharp in the centre of the frame
Silent focusing
Low distortion
Very low CA
Highly resistant to flare
Durable weather-sealed magnesium construction

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G Cons
Falloff of illumination towards the corners at wide apertures
Sharpness towards the edges of the frame falls behind the performance in the centre of the frame"

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