Home · Register · Software · Software · Join Upload & Sell

Moderated by: Fred Miranda
Username  

  New fredmiranda.com Mobile Site
  New Feature: SMS Notification alert
  New Feature: Buy & Sell Watchlist
  

FM Forums | Nikon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

  

Nikon 28mm/1.4E vs 35mm/1.4
  
 
Sagar
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Nikon 28mm/1.4E vs 35mm/1.4


I currently have 58mm as my only lens with my d750. Want to add general purpose wider prime.

Not able to decide between 35/1.4 or 28/1.4. Personally I know I would be more comfortable with 35 but wondering if Nikon would soon update it to E

Any suggestions?

Edited on Aug 28, 2017 at 11:52 AM · View previous versions



Aug 28, 2017 at 10:23 AM
gnjphotography
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Nikon 28mm/1.4E vs 35mm/1.4


i would recommend buying 28mm f/1.8 and 35mm f/1.8 and see which focal length suits you. Then if you are not happy with the 1.8, return all lenses and get the 1.4 of the length you prefer. 28mm is hard for some to get used too. For some 35mm is not wide enough and 24mm is too wide. It is all personal preference.

-Greg



Aug 28, 2017 at 10:59 AM
Sagar
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Nikon 28mm/1.4E vs 35mm/1.4


Thanks Greg. Actually I used Lightroom Dashboard App. As per that analysis my most used lens is 58mm (no surprise) and 2dn most used FL is between 30-36mm (from zooms across formats over the years)

May be I should add one more lens like 20/24 1.8s and get 35/1.4 I am so confused by so many choices....



Aug 28, 2017 at 02:02 PM
Dj R
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Nikon 28mm/1.4E vs 35mm/1.4


I have owned the 35 1.8 DX and FX, both great. Both great values.

I have owned the 35 1.4 Art. Great sharpness, interesting bokeh, has character. sometimes I feel it's a BIT busy. Great value.

I have owned the 35 1.4G twice. At the current used price of around $950, I think it's a fair deal.
Somewhat challenging focus curve, not as bad as the 58 though. Once you adjust the AF fine tune, it can be sharp enough, and better than 58.

I currently own the 28 1.4E.

My notes on the 28:
Horrible value. But I do love it.
It's sharp as an Art. In fact, I think of the E Fl lenses as the answer to the Art glass. They are clearly going to be better long term, on the larger sensors, when compared with the G glass.
No confusing focus curve. AF nails it all time. great bokeh, similar to the 35 1.4G.
It's a tiny bit longer and heavier than the 35 1.4G. But not enough to make a difference.
I can get REALLY close with this lens! More so, than I would have expected.
I find it more versatile than a 35, b/c I tend to use this lens indoors a lot.

I find that this FL is a much better PAIRING with a 58, than the 35 is.
There is just enough gap. You could have both 28/58 on you, and one is a wide, and one has enough compression to be a portrait lens (although I'd rather have an 85).

I find that owning 28, allows me to go WITHOUT either a 24 or a 35, but this is because I also own an ULTRA WIDE.

If I was not making good money with my craft (consistently) I would not own the 28 1.4.
I would rather own two used 1.4G lenses for that price, including the 35 1.4G.

SOME FOLKS can not use a 28. They must have a 35, they prefer a "TIGHTER WIDE", it's as simple as that!

$ Summary
20 1.8G is cheap, used, around $600 give or take. You really don't need 1.4 at 20mm anyhow!
24 1.4G and 35 1.4G, used, are around $950 to $1,150.
28 1.4E is $2k new, and $1,800 used.
So in theory, you could own the ultra wide and wide combo of 20/28 or the wide and wider combo of 24/35 for around the same price ( a little more for the latter).
If you have a 58, it's possible that you may find 20/28/58 to be more versatile than 24/35/58.

As a professional, I am looking to rock two bodies and lenses on me for all events. I am finding 28 EXCELLENT for all things GROUPS and WIDE. On the other side, I am using an 85 1.4g or a 70-200 2.8e for portraits. I am trying not to use my 58 so that I can figure out if it's time to sell it or not. I am hoping for a 50 1.4E soon. There are many times I actually just use my 50 1.8G and I find it to be a great tool. I love that FL for my "just one lens" occasions.

20 1.8 - 28 1.4E - 50 1.4E - 70-200 2.8E would be my dream foursome.
I really would only need to pack the three (aside from the 20) for 90% of my gigs.

Hope this helps in some way.
But I understand if it doesn't!! haha!


Edited on Aug 28, 2017 at 08:33 PM · View previous versions



Aug 28, 2017 at 02:28 PM
Sagar
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Nikon 28mm/1.4E vs 35mm/1.4


Thanks DJ that was very helpful. Photography is just a hobby for me and your response put everything in right prospective. In my excitement I almost forgot value part

After looking at images and going through discussion threads here my along with my FL usage over the years, I decided to go for 35mm (I just canít get 28mm) and may be add 20 or 24 later. That will complete my long neglected Nikon Kit



Aug 28, 2017 at 07:07 PM
Dj R
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Nikon 28mm/1.4E vs 35mm/1.4


@Sagar wrote

Thx man, they are just my opinions.
I think you made the right decision.



Aug 28, 2017 at 07:53 PM
low325
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Nikon 28mm/1.4E vs 35mm/1.4


I know you've already made your decision but if it were me, the method of shooting and then size will determine that I would choose a 35.

Dont get me wrong, I dont have either lens...but I do have both FLs and in a 28 you do get greater distortion impact but you have to get in a bit close. The size of the 28 might be off putting for some and you'd want to be candid with your subjects. I found either a smaller lens and being further away helps with that.

I love a nice 28mm and I always have mine with me when I go out.



Aug 28, 2017 at 08:35 PM
davewolfs
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Nikon 28mm/1.4E vs 35mm/1.4


http://www.streetsilhouettes.com/home/2017/7/5/nikon-28mm-f14e-how-is-the-35mm-f14-still-a-thing


Aug 28, 2017 at 10:02 PM
 

Search in Used Dept. 

        


Sagar
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Nikon 28mm/1.4E vs 35mm/1.4


Thank you, it helps. I ended up getting 35/1.4 May be in near future I will add 28 or 24

low325 wrote:
I know you've already made your decision but if it were me, the method of shooting and then size will determine that I would choose a 35.

Dont get me wrong, I dont have either lens...but I do have both FLs and in a 28 you do get greater distortion impact but you have to get in a bit close. The size of the 28 might be off putting for some and you'd want to be candid with your subjects. I found either a smaller lens and being further away helps with that.

I love a nice 28mm and I always have
...Show more



Aug 29, 2017 at 04:33 PM
Sagar
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Nikon 28mm/1.4E vs 35mm/1.4


That is so helpful and pictures likes this and others on 28/1.4 thread is what make crave for this lens in first place and was so close to purchase. But taking clues from DJ.s reply I decided to start with 35 and see how it goes. I have been so used to 58 (only lens for nearly a year) that 35 is also going to feel wide to me. But I am already lusting and dreaming about 28/1.4, May be Santa will give it to me as a Christmas Gift for my patience

davewolfs wrote:
http://www.streetsilhouettes.com/home/2017/7/5/nikon-28mm-f14e-how-is-the-35mm-f14-still-a-thing




Aug 29, 2017 at 04:37 PM
elkhornsun
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Nikon 28mm/1.4E vs 35mm/1.4


It depends largely on what you like to photography. For landscape photography I would go with the 28mm focal length. For general photography the 35mm may be the better choice. Generally speaking a 18-35mm f/3.5G would provide you with both and a 20mm and 24mm focal lengths as well.

I view a prime as a special subset of my lenses and use them where a f/2.8 prime has shortcomings, as with night photography or where I want a focal length longer than 105mm.

Look at the photographs of people which were taken with 35mm and shorter focal length lenses as often as not the photographer was too close to their subject and the result is over sized hands and oversized feet or a bulbous nose and these are not at all flattering. For people the 58mm is shorter than I would use and wide angle are only for groups of people.




Aug 29, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Smousefam5
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Nikon 28mm/1.4E vs 35mm/1.4


elkhornsun wrote:
Look at the photographs of people which were taken with 35mm and shorter focal length lenses as often as not the photographer was too close to their subject and the result is over sized hands and oversized feet or a bulbous nose and these are not at all flattering. For people the 58mm is shorter than I would use and wide angle are only for groups of people.



That seems a little over-generalized. The lady who shot my daughters wedding primarily used her Sigma ART 35mm 1.4 on her FX Canon and the photos where beautiful. I haven't noticed any weirdness or distortions in the photos I have shot with my 35mm f2 af-d of my grandkids. YMMV though.



Aug 29, 2017 at 06:47 PM
Davidus
Offline

Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Nikon 28mm/1.4E vs 35mm/1.4


I agree with DjR that 35mm is often not wide enough paired with the 58 (also my main lens at the moment). So I sold it to fund a 24/1.4G, which is sometimes too wide for me. The 28 could be the perfect companion to the 58 but for the price tag and as a hobbyist, I prefer to keep my 24 and to crop a little when needed. However, I miss my 35/1.4G...



Aug 31, 2017 at 08:46 AM
CritterRacing
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Nikon 28mm/1.4E vs 35mm/1.4


i was looking at the same lens a few weeks back. i started seeing good reviews on the tamron 35 1.8. so i broke my golden rule and bought the tamron and i really love it.

i have the 16-35 f4 but this tamron is so much nicer. id give it a look.

aldo



Aug 31, 2017 at 10:00 AM
gnjphotography
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Nikon 28mm/1.4E vs 35mm/1.4


The 28 1.8 may be better for your needs

Davidus wrote:
I agree with DjR that 35mm is often not wide enough paired with the 58 (also my main lens at the moment). So I sold it to fund a 24/1.4G, which is sometimes too wide for me. The 28 could be the perfect companion to the 58 but for the price tag and as a hobbyist, I prefer to keep my 24 and to crop a little when needed. However, I miss my 35/1.4G...




Aug 31, 2017 at 11:01 AM
designdog
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Nikon 28mm/1.4E vs 35mm/1.4


Well, I bought the 28 1.4e and I am very happy with it. I will pair it with the 58, 85 or 105, depending on the situation. Probably 28/58/105.

35mm is actually more comfortable to my eye, but there are trade-offs at 35mm. I have the Sigma Art, which is sharp but dry and lifeless. The Nikon 35 1.4g is an inferior lens in my opinion. I also have the Zeiss 2/35 and 1,4/35 (the latter is going up for sale) and they are great but don't have the Nikon color to match my other lenses (and they are MF). So nothing at 35mm for me.

Except: I have enjoyed using the Sigma 24-35mm 2 Art. Better color than their primes - just look at shots on the net. Plus you have the flexibility of the zoom. Of course sometimes it is just easier to take the 24-70!

So, I will shoot at 28 instead of 35. Not that big a deal, and the lens is certainly worth it!



Aug 31, 2017 at 02:07 PM







FM Forums | Nikon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

    
 

You are not logged in. Login or Register

Username     Reset password