Nikon Fast Fix Test: Golden Mean

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f / 1.8G ED

NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 450, F1.8, 1/40 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
The first we will look at is the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f / 1.8G ED. A lens that is equally suitable for street photography, as well as for plots in the interior, as well as medium-sized landscape works. This is perhaps the most universal lens for subjects of any nature, the competition of which can only be "fifty dollars", we will discuss it in the next part.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 125, F1.8, 1/40 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
On the full frame, it is a moderate wide-angle with slightly pronounced perspective distortions, and the APS-C cameras are a replacement for the very classic "fifty dollars" with a viewing angle equal to the angle of view of the human eye. I draw your attention to the letters ED in the title. The other two lenses do not have them. This means that in the design of this lens is one or more elements (in our case, one) of low dispersion glass. The presence of these elements, plus an aspherical lens, gives us a sharp and beautiful image at the output, as well as minimize chromatic aberration - a real scourge of wide-angle.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 250, F1.8, 1/40 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
This is not to say that they are completely absent from this lens: you can sometimes find lilac and greenish borders at contrasting borders in the pictures. They occur when shooting on an open aperture in difficult conditions, sometimes visible in the blur zone. But if you do not set out to find them, then most likely do not pay attention to them. Moreover, with aperture up to f / 2.8, chromatic aberrations are reduced to an absolute minimum, without annoying even when shooting with very powerful backlight.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F2.8, 1/50 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
In general, the lens perfectly holds back light, does not lose contrast and does not form flares. Catching glare is also quite difficult. When shooting with a covered aperture around the bright light sources, peculiar rays can form in the frame, which is not an optical drawback, but definitely adds charm to the picture of this fix.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F2.8, 1/2500 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F1.8, 1/50 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
The maximum aperture of f / 1.8 allows you to quite blur the background in the pictures, separating the main subject from the background. Some glare have a uniform filling and a slightly more pronounced contrasting edging. In practice, this means that there will be no doubling in the bokeh zone, the effect of scales will be relatively rare. Objects in the blur zone remain recognizable and readable. Such blurring is considered to be "correct." But there is no question of any individuality of the picture that makes the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f / 1.8G ED special.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 160, F1.8, 1/40 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 140, F2, 1/40 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 250, F2.8, 1/40 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 500, F4, 1/40 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F1.8, 1/6 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F1.8, 1/6 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F2, 1/5 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F2.8, 1/3 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f / 1.8G ED has very well compensated frame geometry. Straight lines located close to the edges of the image remain as straight, the distortion level is low. Therefore, this lens is well suited for technically complex genres such as interior photography or architecture photography.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 2800, F5.6, 1/40 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
The lens shows excellent sharpness in the center of the frame already at the open aperture. However, the edges and angles of the image cannot be called very sharp. The situation improves even after a slight aperture: already at f / 2 the edges become sharper.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F1.8, 1/20 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F2, 1/20 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F2.8, 1/10 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F4, 1/5 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F5.6, 1/3 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F8, 1 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Installations: ISO 100, F11, 2 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F16, 4 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
At f / 2.8, sharpness is high across the entire field of the frame, and at f / 4 the image can be called ideal from the point of view of detail. With further aperture sharpening changes almost do not occur. It only decreases slightly due to diffraction at f / 16 - this is the minimum aperture value for a given lens.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F1.8, 1/160 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F2, 1/125 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F2.8, 1/50 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F4, 1/25 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F5.6, 1/13 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F8, 1/6 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F11, 1/3 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
When shooting on an open aperture, it is important to remember about strong vignetting - darkening the edges of the frame. Of course, this can always be corrected in a graphical editor or even enable vignetting correction in the camera (for our test, we turned this setting off). Therefore, in our opinion, vignetting does not cause serious inconvenience, moreover, it weakens significantly at f / 2.8 and practically disappears even at f / 4. And on cameras with the APS-C sensor, you may not notice it at all.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 450, F2, 1/40 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
Autofocus is very fast and accurate. There are no complaints. Mileage on the entire focus scale does not exceed half a second. Of all three fixes in our review, this is the fastest.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F1.8, 1/800 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
The minimum focusing distance is 25 cm from the plane of the matrix. Of course, this is clearly not enough for macro photography. But the photographer is practically unlimited when choosing a plot, even if we are talking about relatively small objects.
The picture was taken at a minimum focusing distance.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Settings: ISO 100, F2.8, 1/250 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
NIKON D750 / Nikon AF-S 35mm f / 1.8G ED Nikkor Installations: ISO 250, F1.8, 1/40 s, 35.0 mm equiv.
Such a balanced set of characteristics makes the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f / 1.8G ED an extremely successful choice for most tasks, except, perhaps, for a portrait. Indeed, due to strong perspective distortions for large-scale portraits, he may not be suitable. Only belt and body shoots ...

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