DXO Mark compares the best full frame 35mm prime lenses for the Nikon D800, and the winner is. . . .

This is not the winner

"After years of unadventurous, unexciting “slow” speed zooms “fast”, high-quality primes are experiencing a comeback thanks to the popularity of full-frame DSLRs and the merging of video capture. The moderately wide 35mm focal length has seen numerous new versions from most lens makers over the last two years or so, including this ultra-high speed offering from Sigma. . . . read more

Overview

Description by Samyang:

The Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC is a fast, wide angle, manual focus prime lens for full frame cameras, or a fast standard prime when used on APS-C/DX sensors, available mounts for Canon, Sony A Mount (Konica Minolta), Pentax, Four Thirds (NOT Micro 4/3 rds) and Samsung NX. (The Nikon AE version available separately).

Specifications
Initial Price: 
$600
Release Date: 
04/2011
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