Nikon 35mm 1.4
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BenV
Registered: Jan 01, 2008
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I only saw the first photo when I went to that link. the other 2 look good.



TSY87
Registered: Jan 15, 2010
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2 weeks!!! ahhhh



davewolfs
Registered: Jun 15, 2006
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Lusting for this one! I had a Zeiss 35mm loved the focal length, hated manual focus. This is definitely on the list.



Mykal
Registered: Jun 29, 2004
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I want this one bad.



Chris Langer
Registered: Sep 04, 2006
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Nov 17th for me. I hope that means at my doorstep.

I am kinda debating about getting this lens now. I have the 24-70 and besides the f/1.4 factor, I see no reason to getting it. I am trying to think how often I shoot at f/1.4 and would I benefit from it. There is also something about primes that just makes me happy. The look, the feel, the challenge. I do not know. But is it worth the $1800 price tag? Will see what happens.

Maybe I can just write it off on my tax returns and not care one bit
Chris



luminosity
Registered: May 03, 2009
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I find zooms much more challenging than primes, but that's just me.



Chris Langer
Registered: Sep 04, 2006
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Although I can't forget, when I had the 35 f/1.8... I was using it all the time on my D700 as my bread and butter lens until I got sick of the vignetting and sold it. I guess they always say, glass before cameras.

I was trying to save up for the next gen D4/D800 but I could wait alittle bit longer.

Chris



BenV
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According to nikon rumors, it will be available at amazon from the 17th to Dec.01



davewolfs
Registered: Jun 15, 2006
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BenV wrote:
According to nikon rumors, it will be available at amazon from the 17th to Dec.01


DigLloyd will be doing a review on this I'm sure. Will wait for his report to see the verdict. He's been playing with the prototype Distagon 35mm 1.4 so I am sure he will have a lot to say.



abam
Registered: Apr 25, 2005
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it's good times for us '35-o-philes'.

i eagerly await reviews of the 35/1.4G and distagon 35/1.4.



BenV
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I want autofocus, so the distagon is a no go for me. And with Nikon lenses lately, I know I'm going to be impressed.



ulrikft2
Registered: Oct 21, 2009
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Distagon, Rokinon AND Nikon 35 1.4. We are spoiled for choice!



abam
Registered: Apr 25, 2005
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the 35/1.4G is a foregone conclusion {for me} - but if the new distagon isolates subjects like the contax version does, i'll get them both.



Chris Langer
Registered: Sep 04, 2006
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abam wrote:
the 35/1.4G is a foregone conclusion {for me} - but if the new distagon isolates subjects like the contax version does, i'll get them both.



Buy both? Wow



markhout
Registered: Jan 21, 2004
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Chris Langer wrote:
Nov 17th for me. I hope that means at my doorstep.

I am kinda debating about getting this lens now. I have the 24-70 and besides the f/1.4 factor, I see no reason to getting it. I am trying to think how often I shoot at f/1.4 and would I benefit from it. There is also something about primes that just makes me happy. The look, the feel, the challenge. I do not know. But is it worth the $1800 price tag? Will see what happens.

Maybe I can just write it off on my tax returns and not care one bit
Chris


In exactly the same situation. The 24-70 is too big for me, but man, the zoomlens is just stunning. I tested it against the 50mm 1.4 G and could not justify carrying the 50mm as well - there is no optical difference - not even with the zoom wide open. If the 35mm delivers (after delivery), the 24-70 will be sold and I might add a 85mm.



BenV
Registered: Jan 01, 2008
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markhout wrote:
Chris Langer wrote:
Nov 17th for me. I hope that means at my doorstep.

I am kinda debating about getting this lens now. I have the 24-70 and besides the f/1.4 factor, I see no reason to getting it. I am trying to think how often I shoot at f/1.4 and would I benefit from it. There is also something about primes that just makes me happy. The look, the feel, the challenge. I do not know. But is it worth the $1800 price tag? Will see what happens.

Maybe I can just write it off on my tax returns and not care one bit
Chris


In exactly the same situation. The 24-70 is too big for me, but man, the zoomlens is just stunning. I tested it against the 50mm 1.4 G and could not justify carrying the 50mm as well - there is no optical difference - not even with the zoom wide open. If the 35mm delivers (after delivery), the 24-70 will be sold and I might add a 85mm.


I'm in the same boat, I think I'm going to sell the 24-70 to fund the 35.



Chris Langer
Registered: Sep 04, 2006
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I think I am going to actually get the lens and then if it doesn't work out, either return it or just sell here on FM. No harm done.

Chris



domdog31
Registered: Mar 07, 2009
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I sold my 24-70 for the 24 1.4 and was the worst decision I have made. I sold the 24 1.4 after a month and looking to buy back a 24-70 ASAP. I didn't find the IQ to be any better than the 24-70 and thought I would need the f/1.4 but honestly I didn't.



turnert
Registered: May 19, 2004
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Avi B wrote:
I already have one!!!


Okay, I do. Really. It's the AIS variety. I suppose that's not the one you're asking about though eh?


+1

Contrary to what others say, I think the AIS version is a very fine piece of glass, particularly on my D700.

~Ted



markhout
Registered: Jan 21, 2004
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domdog31 wrote:
I sold my 24-70 for the 24 1.4 and was the worst decision I have made. I sold the 24 1.4 after a month and looking to buy back a 24-70 ASAP. I didn't find the IQ to be any better than the 24-70 and thought I would need the f/1.4 but honestly I didn't.

Interesting... point taken and noted. I will give that 35mm 1.4 a thorough test against the 24-70 once I get it in my hands...
(have just sent my 24-70 out for cleaning and adjustment)



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