Excerpt: This is an outstanding prime lens. It is extremely sharp in center frame wide open and focus is very accurate. Focus speed is on par with the 24 and 85 1.4 lenses from Nikon. I believe it is consistently more accurate than the 24mm. No AF fine tuning was necessary on my D810 or D4S. The expected degree of vignetting is present wide open but this quickly dissipates as you stop down. This focal length is very good for environmental portraiture of individuals or groups.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: A tad soft at f1.4, but great sharpness from f1.8 and higher. Chromatic aberration was strong with D810 at f1.4, dropped off at f1.6, and was not an issue at f1.8 any longer. On D700 chromatic aberration was not an issue at all at f1.4. Great color reproduction and bokeh! No issues with focus shift. This lens is a worthy companion for a D810. The D810 shows the lens' limits at f1.4, but also brings out the best of this lens from f1.8 and upwards.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
If you're looking for an around the house/low light sharp lens this may be your new go to favorite. If you're looking for seriou
14 January 2015
Summary: Depth of field is not what you would guess with a 1.4 but this lens is really really sharp. If you're looking for an around the house/low light sharp lens this may be your new go to favorite. If you're looking for serious bokeh you need to look to the 85mm 1.4.
Excerpt: I have recently began shooting with prime lenses after using zooms for years. The 35mm is a nice standard length for a full frame camera. I am sure this lens will be on my camera most of the time. The focus is fast and accurate and I love the bokah. The images are as sharp as or sharper than my 24-70 f2.8. It's been interesting to photograph from the same site using both lenses with the zoom set to 35mm.
Pros: Consistent Output, Excellent sharpness, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great bokah, Great Book
Summary: I want to love this lens but it seems slower then my 50mm 1.4G. And it was so MUCH more expensive. I may be returning it if I can't get it to work with my system :( I missed a few key shots at a tough family session because it could not focus in on time.
Excerpt: Awesome lens! Used it on Nov 1st wedding assignment. Shot mostly wide open on D810... First dance; processional; recessional; ceremony; bride getting ready - all very low light conditions and this lens performed admirably. A couple of times it had some trouble focusing... but it was so low-light, I think most lenses would have had difficulty. Landscape images are incredible...
Pros: Consistent Output, Excellent in low light, High quality images, Strong Construction
Excerpt: The 35 mm f/1.4 on a Nikon Df is the perfect combination for Street photography. There is no light situation a f1.4 and high ISO of Nikon Df cannot handle. The lens is a little bulky, but one gets the result.