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February 9th, 2013

The hunt for the standard prime is over, I was struggling with the Nikkor AF-S 50mm 1.4G and the Nikkor 35mm 1.8G DX, both had something to it, but none could convince me on a D800e. I was so desperate that I tried to adapt the DX lens to the FX sensor with the Kenko 300 DGX. Not bad, but not really what I was looking for.

I prefer the 35mm FoV, I feel it is closer to the perspective we get with our vision (might be subjective), so I 35mm was called for. The Nikkor 35/1.4 has some issues with strong LoCA, the old 35/2.0 was simple not sharp enough on a D800, so recently the Nikon version of the Sigma 35mm 1.4 DG came out and here it is:

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