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.
|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||1843||38||23|
|Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC Nikon||599||37||20|
|Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED||600||36||27|
|Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon||1005||36||24|
|Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G||1797||36||22|
|Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D||365||28||21|