Nikon 35mm f/1.4 [AI-S]

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This manual focus was Nikon's first multicoated lens back when it was introduced in 1969. It is constructed in the classic all-metal Nikon style to extremely high standards. Nikon's Close-Range-Correction (CRC) assures image quality at near focusing distances.

It suffers from coma and spherical aberrations that affects sharpness below f/4. Performance wide open is not impressive, but between f/4 and f/8, the lens is excellent.

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Mount: Nikon F.
Format: FX/135.
Aperture range: f/1.4 to f/16.
Close focus distance (CFD): 30 cm / 0.98 ft (from sensor plane).
CFD magnification: 1:5 / 0.2X.
Focus: Manual.
Groups/elements: 7/9.
Filter diameter: 52 mm.
L x D, W: 61 x 69 mm, 399 g.
IR: Poor IR performance.
Approximate street price: USD 1160 (new, w/o tax).
Production: 1969-today.

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Established: 1917
HQ: Tokyo, Japan
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Nikon is a multinational corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan specializing in optics and imaging. Its products include cameras, lenses, flash units, scanners, binoculars, microscopes, measurement instruments, and steppers (used in semiconductor fabrication). The company was founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushikigaisha (Japan Optical Industries Corporation), and renamed Nikon Corporation, after its cameras, in 1988. Nikon Corporation is one of the companies of the Mitsubishi Group.

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