Nikon has added one more f/1.8 prime lens to it FX full frame format lineup with the AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G ED lens.
The new lens adds Nikon’s ED – or Extra-Low Dispersion – glass element, which should make for a more versatile low light prime at the popular 35mm focal length for FX-format camera users, helped by the fast f/1.8 maximum aperature speed.
Completing the family of FX-format f/1.8 prime lenses, the 35mm lens joins 28mm, 50mm and 85mm variants.
It’s also compatible with Nikon’s APS-C DX line – just make sure your don’t confuse the AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G ED with the existing AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G, which only works on DX-format cameras.
The completed family
If you’ve used any of the other f/1.8 FX-format primes, the small AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G ED addition is built very similarly and at 305g, is very portable.
Along with the ED element, it also touts aspherical lens elements and a silent wave motor (SWM) for auto focusing, with a large manual focus ring in front.
The AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G ED will be available from February 20 for $599.95 (about £365.87, AU$672.06).
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