Nikkor Z 35mm F1.8 S
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Nikkor Z 35mm F1.8 S

The Nikkor Z 35mm F1.8 S is a medium-wide prime lens, which looks extremely similar to the slightly larger 50mm F1.8. Comprised of 11 elements in nine groups, optical construction (again) includes Nano Crystal coating and like the 50mm F1.8, the 35mm features a nine-bladed aperture. It also shares the same 62mm filter thread. At 370g, the 35mm F1.8 is the lightest of the Z-mount lenses available at launch. Minimum focus is 25cm (9.8 inches).

Our initial optical impressions are positive: the lens is very sharp. However, there's a significant amount of longitudinal chromatic aberration (pink and green fringing in front of and behind the focus plane, respectively), something Nikon prime shooters are undoubtedly already familiar with. Bokeh is generally pleasing, but there's some patterning to out-of-focus highlights that aren't very defocused, likely due to the use of aspherical elements. Autofocus is quiet, but sometimes felt slower than its AF-S counterpart, though this could be due to the beta firmware of the lens and camera.

The Nikkor Z 35mm F1.8 S will ship alongside the Z7 in late September for $599.