differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon 35mm f/1.4 AIS

Significantly cheaper $1,465.18 vs $3,295.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,830 cheaper (2.2x less)
Wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/2
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At its widest, the 35mm f/1.4 AIS captures much more light (1 f-stop)
Nikon Nikkor  35mm f/1.4 AIS Learn more about
the Nikon 35mm f/1.4 AIS

Reasons to consider the Leica 35mm f/2 M

Smaller diameter 51 mm vs 69 mm
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Around 30% smaller lens at the end
Shorter 36 mm vs 61 mm
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More than 40% shorter
Leica Summicron 35mm f/2 M Learn more about
the Leica 35mm f/2 M

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
35mm f/1.4 AISf/1.4
35mm f/2 Mf/2
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Length Short Help
35mm f/1.4 AIS61 mm
35mm f/2 M36 mm
Focus motor No silent focus motor Help
Louder and slower
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Focus yourself
Wide minimum Not very narrow apertures Help
f/16
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
35 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Nikon Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 AIS Competitors

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.2 AIS

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AIS

Low light lens

$828

Lowest price Cheaper
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle

Leica Summicron 35mm f/2 M Competitors

Leica Summilux 24mm f/1.4

Leica Summilux 24mm f/1.4

Low light lens

$7,295

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Lowest price Much more expensive

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