Further readings for the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A Nikon
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Renowned German lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss’s latest Milvus range of DSLR lenses for Canon and Nikon are marketed as offering high-quality optical performance in a similar price bracket to such high-resolution options as Sigma’s Art range or Canon’s L-series lenses. The manual-focus Milvus range offers an all-metal dust and splash proof construction, a large rubberized focus ring, smooth manual focus control, as well as engraved focus distance and depth of field scales. The Nikon version also offers a manual control aperture ring that can be switched to de-click mode for video work.
Announced in September 2016, the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM A (Sigma 12-24mm f/4 A) is a wide-angle zoom for full-frame DSLRs available in Nikon, Canon, and Sigma lens mounts. This review considers the performance of the Nikon-mount version. Sitting in Sigma’s high-end lineup of “Art” lenses, the $1499 Sigma 12-24mm f/4 A offers an advanced optical construction with 16 elements, including 3 aspherical; 2 super-low dispersion (SLD); and 2 new “F” low dispersion (FLD), which are engineered to offer similar performance to the fluorite elements now included in some new Nikon lenses (such as the 70-200mm f/2.8E).
We’ve tested a total of 83 fixed focal length prime lenses on the D3400, including both FX-mount full-frame lenses, as well as the DX-mount optics that are specifically designed for use on the APS-C D3400. These lenses cover a vast range of focal lengths, from an ultra wide-angle 14mm for fitting lots into the frame, through to a super-telephoto 600mm focal length that offers a whopping 900mm equivalent on the D3400 (taking account of the Nikon 1.5x APS-C crop factor).
If you’ve invested in Nikon’s D500 APS-C DSLR, you’re no doubt delighted with its excellent build, tilting touch-screen LCD, new joystick control, chunky ergonomic handgrip, and large viewfinder. It’s a high-performance APS-C option, too, that includes the 153-point improved tracking autofocus system and Expeed 5 processing engine from Nikon’s flagship D5, as well as 10fps burst shooting of up to 200 14-bit RAW files.
Nikon’s latest flagship FX-mount, full-frame DSLR — the D5 — is a performance powerhouse, featuring a new 153-point autofocus system and 12 fps burst shooting of up to 200 14-bit RAW files. Designed for the traditional customer base of sports, press and wildlife pros demanding top performance, the D5’s increased 20.8Mp resolution and enhanced low-light capabilities has further broadened the D5’s appeal. As well as boasting enough pixels for advertising, magazine, and even landscape photography, the D5’s image quality improvements at the mid-ISO 1600–12,800 range will interest a range of professionals looking for great results in low light.
After releasing the highly-regarded 35mm and 24mm f1.4 DG HSM Art series primes, Sigma has introduced an ultra-fast, high-grade 24-35mm f2 DG HSM Art zoom intended to appeal to enthusiasts who might favor convenience over outright lens speed. Available in Canon and now Nikon lens mount versions, the Sigma 24-35mm f2 DG HSM Art is a constant-aperture, full-frame zoom designed to rival the equivalent focal length f/2 and f/2.8 primes in image quality, and tempt people away from standard zooms.
Tamron has added a new moderate wide-angle Nikon F-mount SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens to its range. It features a sophisticated optical layout with VC image stabilization, two ED glass elements and two aspheres. Read on to find out how well this new model performs.
The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G ED (Nikon 24mm f/1.8G) is the seventh f/1.8 prime G-type lens to be added recently to the Nikkor lineup. Designed to maximize the resolution potential of sensors such as the 36Mp Nikon D810, these latest lenses have been breaking new ground for optical performance on Nikon DSLRs.