Nikon Announces New 35mm F/1.8G ED Lens & D3300 DSLR
Lot of announcements coming to us from CES this week, and in addition to the news surrounding a D4s, Nikon let loose a new 35mm f/1.8G ED lens and the D3300 DSLR. The 35mm f/1.8G should be exciting for all Nikon users that are fans of prime lenses, and the D3300 sports a 24.2 Mp DX-Format CMOS Sensor 11-Point Multi-CAM 1000 AF Sensor.
The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens is an FX-format lens for Nikon F-mount cameras and a fast f/1.8 aperture. The lens has an extra-low dispersion glass element that supposedly increases contrast and sharpness throughout the image as well as an aspherical element that is designed to suppress spherical aberration and distortion. This combines with Super Integrated Coatings that are supposed to practically eliminate ghosting and flaring, resulting in a clear image across the frame.
The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 9.8 inches. It is available for pre-order now for $596.
The Nikon D3300 is built with a 24.2 Mp DX-Format CMOS Sensor, an EXPEED 4 Image Processor, No Optical Low-Pass Filter and a 3.0″ 921k-Dot LCD Monitor. It, as expected, also has, full HD 1080p video recording.
The autofocus is powered by an 11-Point Multi-CAM 1000 AF Sensor, and the ISO is expandable to 25600, and the camera fires a maximum of 5 Frames per second.
The Nikon D3300, kitted with the AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens, will be available in early February 2014 in Black, Red and Grey for $649.95. The AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II will be available at the same time as the D3300, and will also be sold separately for $249.95 SRP. The AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens will be available on February 20, 2014 for $599.95.