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Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S

Conclusions and Final Thoughts

Before reading this conclusion, it is best to take in the context behind it. For example, the focus shift behavior and how to mitigate it. These pages are the key for that context.

The Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S not only delivers a far superior image to any previous 35mm Nikkor such as the Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.4G, it sits in the top tier of 35mm lenses on any camera brand platform, at least if stopped down to f/5.6 or so. Up to that point, it trails the Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 substantially.

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Below Morgan Lakes at the John Muir wilderness boundary
f5.6 @ 1/40 sec, ISO 64; 2018-10-13 18:09:02
NIKON Z7 + Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S
ENV: Old road near lowest Morgan Lake, altitude 10500 ft / 3200 m, 34°F / 1°C
left knee hurting but miles to go

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