Nikon 35mm f/1.4 G Series Lens

“35mm f/1.4 lenses have been the standard lens of news photographers since Leica’s first LEICA 35mm f/1.4 SUMMILUX of 1960 and Nikon’s first manual-focus 35mm f/1.4, which is still sold today after forty continuous years of sale!

This brand-new new Nikon 35mm f/1.4 G AF-S NIKKOR is Nikon’s first update to their 35mm f/1.4 lens in forty years.

Perfect for use in low-light as a standard lens. Because of the wider angle compared to 50mm lenses, it can be hand-held at a slower speed, and always has a deeper depth-of-field. The 35mm f/1.4 has been a staple lens of serious professional photographers for decades.” – Ken Rockwell

“Its focal length is one of the most useful on both DX and FX format bodies. On the former it delivers close to standard 50mm coverage for general-purpose work, while on the latter it offers mild wide-angle, squeezing in more than a standard lens while avoiding the obvious distortion of shorter focal lengths.” (via)


The sample image above was shot at f/2 with a shutter speed of 1/3s.

Notice the incredible detail across the frame at f/2. Areas of illumination are properly treated thanks to optimized coma aberration correction. The lens is inspired by the “Noct-Nikkor” philosophy, praised for its exquisite rendering of night scenes and astrophotography.


Key Features

  • Fast 35mm lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.4
  • Superior optical performance achieves high-resolution images with natural picture blur
  • Nano Crystal Coat virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections to effectively reduce ghost and flare
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures quiet AF operation with superior subject-tracking ability
  • Refined MF driving mechanism reduces focus time lag and improves operational ease in M/A mode


Focal length
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
   10 elements in 7 groups (with one aspherical lens element)
Angle of view
   63° (44° with Nikon DX format)
Minimum focus distance
   0.3 m/0.98 ft.
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
   9 (rounded)
Filter-attachment size
Diameter x length
(extension from lens mount)
   Approximately 83 x 89.5 mm/3.3 x 3.5 in.
   Approximately 600 g/21.2 oz.
Supplied accessories
   67mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-67, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-59, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1118


Check out reviews for this lens HERE and HERE. And stop by ARC to rent from our growing collection of Nikon G series lenses.

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