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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 35 1.8G or 35 2D


35 1.8 is for DX only
Would AF on smaller bodies
Lower price

35 2.0 can go on FX or DX
Would not AF on the smaller DX bodies
Higher price


Image quality wise on a D7000, which would be the preferred lens?



Dec 19, 2011 at 05:27 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 35 1.8G or 35 2D


35mm 1.8.

The 35mm f2 is great but the 1.8 is a bit sharper, faster, lighter, and cheaper.



Dec 19, 2011 at 05:34 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 35 1.8G or 35 2D


Both. Buy a used 35/1.8 for your D7000 and sell for no or small loss when you upgrade to FX, trade it for a 35/2. I don't know what people have against the 35/2, it's a very sharp lens that gave me beautiful pictures on my D700. However, for a DX body I'd rather take the 35/1.8 as it's made with the high pixel density sensors in mind.


Dec 19, 2011 at 09:44 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 35 1.8G or 35 2D


I've owned both. I sold the 1.8G for the 2D. I did not like the drawing style of the 35 1.8G. The 35 2D works beautifully on my D300s. Should be just the same on a D7000.

The D7000 has a focus motor - make use of it. The 35mm 2D focuses faster, has better build, and better bokeh.



Dec 19, 2011 at 02:56 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 35 1.8G or 35 2D


The 35f2 is my walk-around lens most of the time. Love it. On both D7000 and D300. Haven't used the 1.8, so can't comment on it.

Wes



Dec 19, 2011 at 11:04 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 35 1.8G or 35 2D


35/2 - I never warmed up to the 35 1.8, I find the 40G micro to best the 35 1.8 in all areas except f/1.8 lol

the 35 f/2 is excellent



Dec 19, 2011 at 11:33 PM
 

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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 35 1.8G or 35 2D


Berschwinger wrote:
I did not like the drawing style of the 35 1.8G.


Sorry, I've been out of it for a while. Do you mean that the lens tends to give images an illustrated type of look?



Dec 19, 2011 at 11:37 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · 35 1.8G or 35 2D


I love my 35 F2AFD. I tried the 35 F1.8G but I sold it to keep the F2 because I thought it was a better lens on my D300. Try them both to make your decision more accurate for what you shoot.



Dec 19, 2011 at 11:47 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · 35 1.8G or 35 2D


I've used both. The f/1.8 might be technically better on DX, but to me the f/2 images just look better.


Dec 20, 2011 at 12:46 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · 35 1.8G or 35 2D


I owned the 35mm f1.8G--returned it because too much CA, not much faster than my 17-55mm f2.8 I owned a 35mm f2, did not like it either. Image quality not quite up to modern standards on a digital body. I ended up with the Sigma 30mm f1.4. It is excellent and the best that I've tried. Have not tried Nikon 30mm f1.4G. The sigma 30mm f1.4 is a pro lens, and clearly superior to the consumer Nikon 35mm f1.8. It does cost more though.

Kent in SD



Dec 20, 2011 at 01:10 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · 35 1.8G or 35 2D


Thorsten wrote:
I've used both. The f/1.8 might be technically better on DX, but to me the f/2 images just look better.


^ I mean this. The out of focus areas of the 1.8G are can be just really choppy and nervous. It's the same bit with the 85mm 1.4D - on paper the sharpness just isn't there, but there is something special going on that a test chart can't capture.

Berschwinger wrote:
I did not like the drawing style of the 35 1.8G.


VIXIV wrote:
Sorry, I've been out of it for a while. Do you mean that the lens tends to give images an illustrated type of look?




Dec 20, 2011 at 01:05 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · 35 1.8G or 35 2D


I had both and i like both,decided to keep the f2 since af much faster than the 1.8. Also I have fx and dx so works best on both.


Dec 20, 2011 at 06:44 PM





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