shooting FX with 35mm 1.8G
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david debalko
Registered: Jun 05, 2006
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Just wondering if anyone is shooting the 35mm 1.8 G with an FX camera and the results their getting, I was in the camera store to pick up a 35mm F2 D and was tempted by the 1.8G. It seems to vignette at about 5.6 but not horribly. I ended buying the 35 f2 D but I have 30 days to go back and switch it for the 1.8 if I decide.



trenchmonkey
Registered: Oct 22, 2004
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I shot with one for awhile, David. Besides the obvious vignette, the distortion & CA drove me nuts.
Found the 28 f1.8G more to my liking and used that FL in the brewpub music scene trenches when
I wasn't usin' the 50. The 35 f2 D and I never spent much time together, so can't help ya there. GL



BenV
Registered: Jan 01, 2008
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Keep the f/2, I had the same impression as monkey did with the 1.8 on fx



edl415
Registered: Aug 28, 2009
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BenV wrote:
Keep the f/2, I had the same impression as monkey did with the 1.8 on fx


+1. You can use it at certain apertures and focal distances, but there's too many limitations.



Awasos23
Registered: Dec 17, 2008
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Tried the 35mm f1.8 on the D3. only works closer up, no go for landscapes or whatnot. 35mm f2 would be more versatile.



mshi
Registered: Dec 13, 2010
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Not a single tool is perfect in photography and each has its own limitations. As long as you can work around the limitations, then it's usable. Experimenting is the key.



maneatingshark
Registered: May 19, 2011
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Works for what I need it to do, but only wide open and decently close focus (on D3). Obviously dreaming about a 1.4G though



david debalko
Registered: Jun 05, 2006
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I had a 35f2 and shot with it for years, loved it. I sent it into Nikon for a checkup about 2 months ago, problem was it never got there-UPS lost it, So I recently got $200 from UPS. Bought a Like new used one for 270. so it's like I paid 70.00 for a newer lens, my 35 had to be at least 15 years old.



robert829
Registered: Apr 30, 2011
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david debalko wrote:
I had a 35f2 and shot with it for years, loved it. I sent it into Nikon for a checkup about 2 months ago, problem was it never got there-UPS lost it, So I recently got $200 from UPS. Bought a Like new used one for 270. so it's like I paid 70.00 for a newer lens, my 35 had to be at least 15 years old.

Wooot must be nice



dennishh
Registered: Nov 28, 2004
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Country: United States

I just purchased the 35mm 1.4g for use with my D500e all I can say is it's one of the sharpest lenses I've ever owned and have no problems with CA or vignetting that lightroom can handle easily. Photozone gave a great review to this lens and actually says it's better than the 24mm 1.4. I just came over to Nikon from Canon and used the Canon 24mm F1.4 quite a bit and can tell you that the Nikon 35 G is better in every way. If you can afford the high price of this lens the optics and usability will be well worth the upgrade.



screwdriver
Registered: Jan 30, 2008
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sigma is coming up with a 35 1.4 soon