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Nikon 35-70mm f/2.8D AF

High-performance standard zoom lens for general photography. H Read more

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Overall 10

Couldn't be more pleased!!

Lisa G "L Ghost", Amazon
14 April 2014
  • Summary: The lens came in an extremely timely manner, packaged wonderfully and in amazing shape. Beautifully clean - like new!! I have already used it exclusively for one wedding (forsaking my 28-200 zoom, 50 mm prime and 35 mm prime), and I was thrilled with the results - crisp, clear and vivid! I can tell already that this will be my all purpose "go to" lens. Thank you so much for the amazing service and awesome product!
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Overall 10

One of Nikons Best Kept Secrets

Jim Merchant, Amazon
24 March 2014
  • Summary: What a little gem this lens is, all metal construction, max f2.8; very sharp as it was designed to be a Cine lens and as a bonus it has macro available at the 35mm end. Always in my bag when I am looking for inspiration! Jim Merchant [...
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Overall 10

Seller and lens

Vernon Eason, Amazon
5 February 2014
  • Summary: The lens I bought replaced the lens that was stolen. I use it about 80% of the time and it is very good for majority of photos. I have other lenses for specific purpose. I use a Nikon D800 and see no need at present to use the new lenses when this lens that was first sold in 1963 is as good as it is.
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Nikon 35-70mm f/2.8D AF Nikkor review by infocus

infocus, slrgear.com
23 January 2014
  • Summary: I had this lens (new) on my F4s for two years, the images were very good, but the push-pull zoom was heavy and uncomfortable - I had to rest the camera against my forehead to move it back. Also, the rotating front focusing group was very wobbly in my copy compared to other examples I came across. The image in the finder moved around. The lens was returned to Nikon who applied heavy grease on the helical threads where no grease should have been applied.
  • Pros: Very sharp
  • Cons: Too much play in the front focusing group making the lens wobly
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Overall 10

Sharp, well built, a real gem

MetalMariachi, Amazon
17 January 2014
  • Summary: when this lens was introduced it set the standard for normal zooms. Today it is still very sharp across all apertures and has much les barrel and pincushion distortion than any of the newer "better" models. Still viable today as an alternative to the 28-70mm f2.8 or the 24-70mm f2.8 as well as being 1/3 the price. Pros; sharp and nice contrast with no coloration (i.e.
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Overall 10

if you like taking pix all day long, get this one. Just awesome!

badhusin, Ebay
14 January 2014
  • Summary: built like a tank...maybe old but picture quality is much better than the many others. it may not be as long as 24-70, but if you don't mind walking a bit like me, then this 35-70 should be your choice...indeed, pix quality wise is similar to 24-70 (i'm looking at real 3R, 4R or even 8R size pix, not at charts or graphs), with less weight and lots of money saving...VR? hey, even nikon 24-70 got no VR...a real bargain and an excellent value for money!
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Overall 10

Great Lens

Korey Higa, Amazon
31 December 2013
  • Summary: This is a great pro level lens back during it's time. If you are on a tight budget but what something that has a F2.8 aperature. This is the lens for you. If you look at the price of this lens in comparison to the Nikon 24-70mm F 2.8, there is a significant price difference. Although there are technology difference. I primarily use this lens on my Nikon D90 since it will not work on my D5000 or any lower level DSLR.
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Overall 10

Excellent lens

Amir M. Sharifi-zanjani "AMSZ", Amazon
27 December 2013
  • Summary: Love its portrait shots. On a DX camera, focus can be tricky. But when get the hang of it it is excellent.
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Overall 8

great for landscape photography.

walter blackwell, Amazon
16 December 2013
  • Summary: lens was everything I thought it would be and would highly recommend it to anyone. outdoor landscape shots were exceptional.
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Nikon 35-70mm f/2.8D AF Nikkor review by PeterM1_Leica

PeterM1_Leica, slrgear.com
7 December 2013
  • Summary: After selling my DX gear I needed a good lens to replace my then favourite lens, the 17-55mm f2.8 DX. I bought one of these old lenses because of price and reputation while waiting for a well priced 24-70mm to turn up. Having previously had some zooms from this era I always had a high regard for Nikon's lenses from the 1980/1990 era. I have never had a problem with it and apart from its limited zoom range have never had any complaints about it either.
  • Pros: Very sharp, solidly built still able to compete image wise.
  • Cons: short zoom range.
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