Nikkor 35/1.4G not up to high res sensor demands?

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Dibyendu Majumdar Contributing Member • Posts: 536
Re: Nikkor 35/1.4G not up to high res sensor demands?

Michiel953 wrote:

I'm not unhappy. I was just wondering about so many negative comments about what is an almost ten years old lens.

The 35mm f1.4 was designed by Mr Haruo Sato who also designed the 58mm. He mentioned somewhere that the 35mm f1.4 was his first attempt to create a lens with interesting imaging characteristics, but compared to the 58mm this lens prioritized sharpness more. I haven't used this lens but I would guess it tries to achieve nice bokeh at max aperture at the expense of sharpness in the image plane.

So it really depends on what you are after. The unique characteristics of this lens may or may not be what you like; it seems you do.  It appears you also own the 58mm? If you go by Internet talk you better get rid of that at once too!


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