New Delhi, Jan 07 2014: Nikon India, the 100% subsidiary of Nikon Corporation Tokyo, today announced the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED, a wide-angle 35mm fixed focal length (prime) lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8 compatible with Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras.
The AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED*1 is an extremely portable lens that offers a bright viewfinder image of a fast fixed focal length lens and the beautiful blur characteristics of a shallow depth of field. In addition, adoption of an ED lens element and an aspherical lens element, which ensure superior image quality, and optical design that controls sagittal coma flare*2 for excellent point image formation make the lens capable of maximizing the distinctive characteristics of high pixel-count digital SLR cameras with expression of the finest details.
Releasing the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED responds to a variety of needs by enriching our fast prime lens line-up covering focal lengths from wide-angle to the mid-telephoto range.
Nikon considers point-image formation with design of all NIKKOR lenses, utilizing its long history of striving for the ideal of rendering point images as sharp points. The AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G, which offers superior point-image rendering from maximum aperture, was another fast, fixed focal length lens developed with this same design concept and released last year. Our lineup already includes the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G, which offers similar characteristics, and we have continued this design concept with the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED.
The AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED responds to the needs of users looking for a high-performance, wide-angle fixed focal length lens that can easily be taken anywhere, as well as those who want to enjoy more impressive blur characteristics in portraits, night landscapes, photos of starry skies, and the like.
Primary Features: AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED
• Optical design that considers point image formation for very little sagittal coma flare.
• A new optical design utilizing ED and aspherical lens elements for superior optical performance that enables excellent resolution and contrast
• Convenient portability with good balance when mounted on camera bodies
• Smooth blur characteristics that render subjects more impressively
• A Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for fast and quiet autofocusing
The AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED will be available across India from mid-February 2014.
About Nikon India
Nikon India distributes markets and services the complete range of Nikon imaging products, the newly introduced Nikon Sport Optics & Nikon Instruments. The Nikon Imaging includes its Nikon D-SLR as well as its compact camera, the Nikon COOLPIX, the Nikon 1 camera system, a range of NIKKOR lenses & accessories. With offices in Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Delhi and Gurgaon, Nikon is strengthening its Sales & Services network all across India. The company has established total of 5 Nikon owned Service Centers (5 Branches), 30 ASCs (authorized service centers), 58 Nikon Collection Centers and over 3000 dealer base for complete service & support of Nikon customers. Nikon has also set up 120 COOLPIX and D-SLR zones pan India which showcases the entire range of D-SLR cameras, COOLPIX cameras, Nikon 1, an elaborate range of NIKKOR lenses and Nikon Sport Optics.
Founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku; the company was renamed in 1988 as Nikon Corporation. Nikon has truly evolved as an institution of creativity in imaging arena, Semi-conductors, Industrial equipment and specialized in optics as well. Nikon technologies are active not only in Nikon’s core products such as cameras, microscopes and IC steppers/scanners, but they also squarely support innovation in leading-edge science, and they contribute to the development of society and industry as a whole.
*1 When used with a Nikon DX-format digital SLR camera, the effective angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a 52.5mm focal length.
*2 A phenomenon with which the edges of pinpoint light sources in photos of night landscapes and the like are not rendered as point images, but appear distorted to resemble the outspread wings of a bird in flight.