Nikon announces new 35mm f/1.4 DX lens. This is the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens from Nikon. The USA price is listed at $199.95.
This DX lens is designed for the crop sensor cameras like the D300, D40 and any FX camera that also has the ability to go into a DX mode of operation.
It is curious that so many Pro’s are waiting for some f/1.4 lenses in the 14mm, 28mm, 35mm, and 85mm range that are AFS-G lenses and Nikon releases this lens.
Is there a hidden signal here or will there be more lenses to come soon? Professionals and Pro Level Hobbyists (PLH) have inquiring minds and would like to know!
Nikon lists the following features:
Fast f/1.8 prime NIKKOR lens
Perfect for low-light conditions, travel, environmental portrait and general photography
Engineered for Nikon DX-format digital SLRs
Optical formula optimized for use with Nikon DX-format digital SLRs, rendering a picture angle approximating the classic normal angle of view of a 50mm lens on a Nikon FX-format digital SLR or a 35mm film camera
Aspherical lens element
Minimizes coma and other types of lens aberrations, further improving image integrity
Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare
Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus
Close focusing to one foot
For creative perspectives and versatility
Rounded 7-blade diaphragm
Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements