Nikon 35mm F 1.8G FX To Be Announced As Soon As January 7th

Gear Announcements December 16th 2013 11:28 AM 6 Comments

If you are a full frame Nikon shooter then no doubt you may have been frustrated to learn that Nikon had no 35mm F1.8G for your FX camera. Your only options were an old 35mm F/2 or an expensive 35mm F/1.4G. According to the latest rumors that is going to change as soon as January 7th.

January 7th is the official start date of CES, the show where a report on Nikon Rumors says Nikon will be announcing a new 35mm F/1.8G lens that will be compatible with Nikon full frame FX cameras.

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At this point no specifics of the lens are known, just that we should expect to see it as early as January 7th – possibly sooner. If I had to guess though I would say this lens would likely be in the $300-$500 range, all depends on if they add any special coatings or fancy features like image stabilization.

Would you buy a 35mm F/1.8G Lens for your FX Nikon body?

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Personally If I was still shooting Nikon I would be very happy with this. The Nikon 35mm F1.8G DX lens was one of my favorites while I shot with a D7000 and I can only imagine how amazing the lens would be upgraded to an FX compatible lens.

via Nikon Rumors

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6 Comments

  1. Karl Bratby

    looking forward to getting one of these, a much needed addition to the kit bag.

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  2. Peter

    Too little too late Nikon.
    Just bought the Sigma 35mm f1.4. for AUD700. Great price and even better lens.

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    • David

      Glad you’ve had the opportunity to test Nikons new 35 1.8 and compare it to your Sigma. Please post pics. Would love to seem them.

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  3. David

    If it can catch SIGMAs 35mm 1.4 performance it may have a chance.. I just got the SIGMA and I’m more than just satisfied with it.

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  4. LH

    Yes please. I love the small size of the 35mm f2, but it really isnt all that great at the wide open end. Plus my lens is pretty battered and a update really is needed.

    35mm 1.8g was a great lens for a dx body and would love to see it shine on a ff body. If it is anything like the rest of the 1.8g lenses and at the $300 price range can’t see it not ending up in the camera bag.

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  5. David S

    Yes indeed! This is the lens I would end up shooting on my Df easily 50% of the time for street photography!

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