35 1.8 or sigma 30mm 1.4

Started May 25, 2010 | Discussions thread
JoKing
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Re: ok, I see I thought it was becasue of the DX size glass
In reply to HalifaxJ, May 28, 2010

HalifaxJ wrote:

You could be right about the weight being due to more glass,

However, the F2 "feels" more solid, either way. The focus ring has a rubber band, whereas the DX F1.8 was a tiny plastic ring that I could barely feel. Don't get me wrong, I think the 1.8 hits the market perfectly, but it knows what it's intended for.

The plastic on the old D series lenses feels much better than the newer plastics they're using on the DX line of lenses. I have no way of determining which one is better. In my opinion, the overall feel of the AF D series is much more solid.

J

The 35 mm f/2 is in fact only 5 g (0.18 oz.) heavier than the f/1.8, but I guess the smaller dimensions of the former help to make it feel more solid. Personally I dislike the smooth, almost gloss, plastics used on the f/2 preferring instead the textured matt finish of the more recent lenses.

http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imaging/lineup/lens/af/dx/af-s_dx_35mmf_18g/index.htm

http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imaging/lineup/lens/af/wideangle/af_35mmf_2d/index.htm

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