Sigma’s 35mm f1.4 DG HSM A model is the best performing wide-angle lens on the D610 and with a DxOMark score of 38 points and a representative 20P-Mpix Sharpness rating it’s a slight improvement over the earlier D600.
No other 35mm lens model can challenge the Sigma especially at wider apertures but the Zeiss and Nikon equivalents come close in terms of peak sharpness. However, both those come with a hefty price premium. Best value has to be the Samyang 35mm f1.4 AS UMC at $599, it’s a third of the price of the Zeiss or Nikon. It a very good optical performer but it can’t quite match the Zeiss or Nikon at the initial aperture but it is comparable when stopped down one stop. It also has a bit more distortion but control of CA is impressive.
|Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A Nikon||899||38||20|
|Carl Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZF.2 Nikon||1700||34||20|
|Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED||2200||33||17|
|Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC Nikon||599||33||15|
|Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZF2 Nikon||1843||33||17|
|Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon||1005||32||18|
|Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G||1797||32||16|
|Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G||699||32||20|
|Carl Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon||1283||28||18|
|Sigma 28mm F1.8 EX DG ASP Macro Nikon||449||27||16|
|Nikon AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D||280||25||15|
|Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D||365||25||16|
|Carl Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2.8 ZF2 Nikon||1005||21||15|