The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Voigtlander 40mm F2 SL II and the Nikon 35mm f2D for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Nikon 35mm f2D is the longer of the two lenses at 45mm. The Voigtlander 40mm F2 SL II with a length of 25mm is 20mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Nikon 35mm f2D also has a larger diameter of 65mm compared to Voigtlander 40mm F2 SL II's 63mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Voigtlander 40mm F2 SL II weighs 200g, which means it is 5g (2%) lighter than the Nikon 35mm f2D which has a weight of 205g.
Both Voigtlander 40mm F2 SL II and Nikon 35mm f2D has the same Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Voigtlander 40mm F2 SL II is also available in Canon EF and Pentax KAF mounts.
Voigtlander 40mm F2 SL II is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 40mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 60mm.
Nikon 35mm f2D is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 35mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 52.5mm.