Nikon Announces New 35mm F/1.8G ED Lens & D3300 DSLR

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.

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The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 9.8 inches. It is available for pre-order now for $596.

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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.

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How many more identical entry level cameras will Nikon put out to completely dilute the market and their worth? What is the reason for another body? A new fun filter filter?!

The absence of an optical low-pass filter is actually a pretty big deal, so out of all the updates, this is probably the one with the biggest difference. But I do understand your point, most entry level DSLRs are extremely identical and camera companies should shift their focus somewhere else.

I have yet to see any factual proof of this claim that lack of optical filter makes any notable difference. this is especially irrelevant to the target audience for this camera.

Have you tried looking at comparisons between the Nikon D800 and D800E? I think it's pretty noticeable at 100% crop. But I agree, most beginners aren't looking for a camera with that feature and it would most likely do more harm than good.

I think you can see it, but I disagree that it's pretty noticeable. You have to really be looking for it.

I compared my D5000 with my D7100. The latter has twice as many megapixels and no LPF. I had to really pixel peep to find this magical improvement.

It makes a difference in resolution tests, and that will make people buy it.

One of the reasons i chose this camera in 2015 aside from being able to actually afford it was the lack of an optical low-pass filter after reading about it and comparing what i could buy in that price range.

b/c entry-level cameras move way more units than FX cameras. Also, as long as Canon keeps putting out new cameras, Nikon needs to do the same. Customers will walk into stores, ask clerks which is best, and the person overlooking electronics will say "This one is newer, so it's better."

Plus incremental improvements means you can keep the cost of the camera high.

An affordable Nikon 35mm lens for FX !!! I'm game.

If it was $399 I would agree on the affordable part.