Conclusion: Buy this lens only for 35mm film or FX. This 35mm f/1.4 G AF-S is a very expensive professional FX and 35mm film lens. It costs ten times as much as the 35mm f/1.8 DX , which does exactly the same thing on DX.
Cons: I'd be very careful not to cross-thread the plastic filter thread.
Summary: In short, this is a highly corrected lens that is likely to satisfy even the most discerning users. Nikon users whose pockets are less deep can choose between the 35mm f/1.8 DX lens, for around £160, and the 35mm f/2 D version for about £260.
Excerpt: Last month we tested the industry’s least expensive 35mm f/1.4 lens (the $500 Rokinon 35mm AS UMC). This month, we shift to the opposite end of the pricing spectrum to one of the most expensive: Nikon’s $1,800 full-frame 35mm f/1.4G lens.
Excerpt: Handling and features This wide angle lens from Nikon costs around £1300 and sports a bright f/1.4 maximum aperture, silent internal focusing and nano-crystal coatings to help control ghosting and flare.
Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.4 G (DX) - Review / Lab Test Report
26 August 2012
Conclusion: The Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.4 G is able to deliver impressive results on our DX test camera, however it is not without flaws. The image center is very sharp right from the largest aperture, but the borders and corners are quite soft wide open.
Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.4 G (FX) - Review / Test Report
30 May 2012
Conclusion: It took Nikon a while to get into gear regarding their fast primes, but at least in case of the AF-S 35/1.4 G the result is impressive and was worth the wait. The image center is very sharp right from the largest aperture, the borders and corners follow only slightly behind and offer very good...
Excerpt: Until recently one of the most serious charges against the Nikon system was that it lacked fast “prime” lenses with medium focal lengths and a modern focusing mechanism. The last launches made this accusation out of date – in recent years we’ve seen such lenses as the AF-S 50 mm f/1.4G, the AF-S 24...
Cons: not useful maximum relative aperture,, high chromatic aberration,, huge vignetting on full frame,, significant coma,, noticeable astigmatism,, weak price/quality ratio.