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Nikkor 35mm 1.8G DX for Canon EF

Hello, I just switched ecosystems from Nikon to Canon. I absolutely loved my Nikkor AF-S 35mm 1.8G DX lens, particularly the sharpness. 

What lens for Canon EF would be most similar to the Nikkor? I have a T7i.

Thanks,

Jimmy

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Re: Nikkor 35mm 1.8G DX for Canon EF

50mm would be fine if there is nothing comparable in 35mm.

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Re: Nikkor 35mm 1.8G DX for Canon EF

Canon doesn't make a 35mm.  They offer 24 and 40mm pancakes.  The Sigma 35mm Art is considered one of the best prime lenses in this FL.  Keep in mind however your equivlent FL will be 56mm on a T7i.   

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Re: Nikkor 35mm 1.8G DX for Canon EF


@shadowsports wrote:

Canon doesn't make a 35mm.  They offer 24 and 40mm pancakes.  The Sigma 35mm Art is considered one of the best prime lenses in this FL.  Keep in mind however your equivlent FL will be 56mm on a T7i.   


Nikon "DX" lenses are made for APS-C sensor bodies.  The "FX" lenses are made for FF sensor bodies.  

 

The 35mm 1.8G is an inexpensive lens made for APS-C bodies.  Canon does not have an equivalent lens in their lineup.  The least expensive Canon is the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM, which is a pretty good lens for the price.  It performs very well on crop sensors. 

 

I liked the EF 40mm much better than the EF-S 24mm.  But, the 40mm is not exactly a walk around lens on an APS-C body.  I have had two copies of the EF-S 24mm and both had noisy AF motors for some reason.

 

 

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Re: Nikkor 35mm 1.8G DX for Canon EF

The Sigma 35mm Art is considered one of the best prime lenses in this FL

I know it's not the same as a prime, but I have the Sigma 18-55 1.8 Art lens, so I'd like something with a different 'look'.

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I liked the EF 40mm much better than the EF-S 24mm.  But, the 40mm is not exactly a walk around lens on an APS-C body.  I have had two copies of the EF-S 24mm and both had noisy AF motors for some reason.

 

Yes, I'm looking at the EF-S 24mm as well as the 40mm 2.8 and even the 50mm 1.8. Alternatively, I could spend a little more money if it would purchase better quality.

 

Jimmy

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OK, I am a guy that has had both of the lenses in question. Canon and Nikon. The Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens is lightyears better lens than the Nikkor  35mm G which is a bottom of the line lens.

 

"I'm looking at the EF-S 24mm as well as the 40mm 2.8 and even the 50mm 1.8...", If the 35mill is what you had and is what you want then the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM is the lens to buy. The 24mil and 40mil lenses are still not in the same league as the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM.  If you don't get the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM check out the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens.  It is a nearly equivalent option to the 50mm G Nikkor. 50mm is much less useful on a T7i that the 35mil will be.

 

Now that you left the dark side you will find most Canon lenses are better that most Nikkor's.  Some are pretty even but Canon owns the world wide lens market.

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@jimmybeveridge wrote:

I liked the EF 40mm much better than the EF-S 24mm.  But, the 40mm is not exactly a walk around lens on an APS-C body.  I have had two copies of the EF-S 24mm and both had noisy AF motors for some reason.

 

Yes, I'm looking at the EF-S 24mm as well as the 40mm 2.8 and even the 50mm 1.8. Alternatively, I could spend a little more money if it would purchase better quality.

 

Jimmy


If you are looking at EF-S lenses, then I assume that you have an APS-C body.  The EF 35mm f/2 IS USM would be the closest match to the budget Nikon.  It is a really good lens on a crop sensor body.

 

However, the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM is selling at Black Friday prices.  I advise you to grab it up.  You won't need to buy any other lenses in that focal range.

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Yes, this is what I needed to hear. I'm going to buy the 50mm 1.8 and shoot with that for a while, because if I go the 35mm route, and the 35mm f2 USM is the one I have to look at for Canon, then I might just wait to invest in the Tamron 35mm 1.4 SP Di or something else high dollar, since I already have the Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 Art lens. 

Thanks for all the help.

 

To Wadizizzle, I don't want to invest a significant amount of money in EF-S because I need EF lenses that I can put on my BMPCC4k with Metabones.

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"I already have the Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 Art lens."

 

You already have this lens for Canon?  If you do why in the world do you want a 35mm prime? I almost see the need for a 50mm prime but not very much so. I still would not buy it.  There is no doubt the Sigma Art series 35mm and the Tamron 35mm f1.4 are great lenses but they are not a worthwhile upgrade from the Sigma 18-35mm Art.

Don't you think it makes better sense to get a FL that extends your lens inventory a bit more? Perhaps one of the 70-200mm f2.8 lenses?

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