Nikon announce a third new lens to add to it's f/1.4 prime NIKKOR lens line-up

Nikon have just announced a completely new, fast-aperture lens – the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G – to be launched mid-November. The lens has been developed for the primetime reporter, aiming to deliver stunning images in all situations and every light condition, with Nikon hoping it will set a new benchmark for reportage and news photographers.

With an entirely new optical design with ten elements in seven groups (including one aspherical glass element) and a rounded, nine-blade diaphragm Nikon claims it will “combine amazing contrast and resolution with brilliant low-light performance”. This new optical design will enable the photographer to make full use of the shallow depth of field that f/1.4 aperture lenses offer.

Incorporating the Nano Crystal Coat and a Silent Wave Motor (SWM), the AF-S NIKKOR ensures quiet and accurate autofocus as well as minimising reflections and blur, ideal for night scenes and astrophotography.

This is the third f/1.4 prime NIKKOR lens which has been developed in the past six months, alongside the 24mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.4 announced in August. Weighing in at a solid 600g, it is designed to balance well with FX format DSLRs such as the D700 and D3 series. Priced at £1700, the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G lens will be on sale from 19th November. For more information head to