Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S

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Here we go!! Post up those native Nikon Z mount 35mm f/1.8 images!!

I'll start us off with a few.

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Here we go!! Post up those native Nikon Z mount 35mm f/1.8 images!!

I'll start us off with a few.

These are great and have a nice 3D quality to them (and you must have been close to the boxers).

We need more samples to showcase what this incredible lens can do. I'll see what I can dig up.
 
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More boxing images.

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I finally pulled the trigger on a used 35mm f/1.8 S. I also posted several images from it in CS #747 that are at closer working distances. Here are some outdoor shots:

1. The Strip does sleep
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2. Bellagio
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3. Cleaning the fountain pond
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I picked up a 35mm 1.8 S today - This is one of my first test shots with it on the Z7ii. It makes the perfect pair with the 85mm 1.8 S.


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I bet you will love it!! This looks great. I have both the 85 and 50 f1.8 S lenses. I kind of want the 35mm too!! I have always liked shooting 35 mm on FX.

I don’t use the 50 enough to warrant the price of the S version, but this 35 really is a wonderful lens.
 
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I’m starting to think I have obtained a bad copy of this lens. The vignetting is prominent and coma is significant. I was led to believe that these were both well under control, but my informal testing photographing the night sky with it reveals otherwise.
 
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Did you read Thom Hogan's review? He addresses both of those problems.
Thanks for pointing that out, Jim. I did recall that he reviewed it, but had forgotten that Hogan talks about vignetting and the in-camera lens corrections. Rereading it, I see that vignetting is to be expected even after the corrections have been made in-camera. This, by itself, would not make me dissatisfied with the lens, as further corrections can still be made in post, and would only be necessary for astrophotography images.

He does talk about chromatic aberration but does not address coma (properly known as "comatic aberration"), which is the tendency of pinpoint highlights near the corners of the frame to appear triangular or batwing shaped. Other reviews indicate that coma is negligible, but I find it quite prominent in my copy, and it is not feasible to correct in post.
 
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Thanks for pointing that out, Jim. I did recall that he reviewed it, but had forgotten that Hogan talks about vignetting and the in-camera lens corrections. Rereading it, I see that vignetting is to be expected even after the corrections have been made in-camera. This, by itself, would not make me dissatisfied with the lens, as further corrections can still be made in post, and would only be necessary for astrophotography images.

He does talk about chromatic aberration but does not address coma (properly known as "comatic aberration"), which is the tendency of pinpoint highlights near the corners of the frame to appear triangular or batwing shaped. Other reviews indicate that coma is negligible, but I find it quite prominent in my copy, and it is not feasible to correct in post.

He did say this:

One of the corrections you can clearly see in 35mm f/1.8 S is that for coma and spherical aberration as you move to the corners. Previous Nikon 35mm lenses had high degrees of coma, while this new Z mount lens has very little. Stars or point sources of light in the corner stay somewhat intact, with only a slight amount of what I'd call "flattening" (a slight elongation on one axis).
 
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I see that now in the review. Thanks again. Still, I think the coma I'm getting is more than he and others observed in their reviews.

But enough talk - this is supposed to be a sample image thread, so back to regularly scheduled programming...

Here's one of Brando, the Boxer/Pug/Who-Knows-What-Else:
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I see that now in the review. Thanks again. Still, I think the coma I'm getting is more than he and others observed in their reviews.

But enough talk - this is supposed to be a sample image thread, so back to regularly scheduled programming...

Here's one of Brando, the Boxer/Pug/Who-Knows-What-Else:
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You get good subject isolation at f/1.8, and it does look quite sharp in the center.
 
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