Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Nikon launches AF-S 35mm F1.8 DX prime

Nikon has announced a new general purpose prime, the 35mm f/1.8G DX. This is a long overdue lens. The only thing wrong with this lens is that they hadn't done it sooner. This is the "normal" lens for all DX shooters. It's weather sealed and is AF-S so will autofocus on the D40-60. Some people are complaining about the fact that Nikon didn't release it to cover the entire frame, but check out these shots of someone using the new 35mm on a Nikon D3x. Did I mention it's only $200 USD MSRP?

The real news for the rest of us is the last line in this post on DP Review "this is not the last lens announcement we'll be making this year."