Nikon 35mm f/2 AF-D
Posted 25 May 2008 - 06:31
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Angle of view: 62 degrees
Closest focus: 30cm
Filter thread: 52mm
Aperture range: 2.0 - 22
The Nikon Handbook by Peter Braczko
ISBN 086343 383 9
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 13:43
Posted 13 June 2008 - 17:30
I also have an AI version of the 35/2.0 I was never that happy focusing it on the D200, so I've used it a lot mounted reversed on a bellows. Results here variable, sometimes showing color fringing or CA's. It's pretty easy to work with in this application, but I think the variable results may be attributed to this sample.
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Posted 26 January 2009 - 20:16
Posted 06 February 2009 - 18:07
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 06:35
I'm keeping a close eye on the new 35/1.8. If it's sharper wide open and has decent bokeh, I just might give up this old gem.
Posted 25 December 2009 - 08:35
Posted 05 April 2010 - 18:09
Posted 29 May 2010 - 17:22
I like it. On my D3S I need only stop down to f/2.8 for perfect sharpness in the centre and, strangely, it seems to be one of those lenses that doesn't suffer from diffraction so much at tiny apertures. I just had a play at f/16 and f/22 and it is miles better than, say, the 50mm f/1.8. At f/14 I cannot see any softening at all.
There's a healthy barrel distortion, but that's simple to correct later.
Contrast is good after f/2.8 and very good after f/4. Perhaps it's a little lacking for those shooting film.
Bokeh is a little on the harsh side, for my taste, but that shouldn't be much of an issue for most people at the 35mm focal range.
It's a cheap lens and small enough to carry in one's pocket.
I can't see a reason not to own this lens (aside from, say, being an elephant or just a chef or a mortgage adviser, or just a Canon-shooter). Like the 50 f/1.8 it's a very good performer and super cheap.
I think everyone is planning to "upgrade to FX soon" . FX will become cheap enough for most people to be on it in the next couple of years. I haven't bought a DX lens for years.
Posted 03 January 2011 - 10:27
A nice performance on a DX-body, very sharp e.g. for landscape-shots at f/5.6. On a FX-body performance near the corners is disappointing below f/5.6. So shooting wide open is only recommended when corner-performance is irrelevant. Don't ever put it on a D3x or shoot flat targets below f/8.0!
But many of my favorite shots were made with this lens (on a D300). You can find more detailed information and sample images via my signature.
Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:39
Average lens that gives me no incentive to get by without the convenience of a zoom. Why buy a lens with f/2, if it is largely unusable before f/4? Why buy a prime, if consumer-zooms are as good or better at that focal-length? (Retorical questions)
Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:43
I have not got that many lenses, even so I had to double check that this is the 35mm lens I own . I see looking at the metadata in Lightroom that I only used this lens to take 2.5% of the 32000+ pictures in the library. I seem these days to prefer the convenience of my 16-35 or 24-120 f/4 zooms to swapping lenses. The advantage this lens has over the zooms is it is much much more compact, focuses as fast even though a screwdriver lens and of course is 2 stops faster. Distortion is low (barrel which Lightroom can correct using its internal data base) but then 35mm is the low distortion point for the 25-120mm so not as big an advantage over that lens as you might expect. The big advantage over the zooms is, of course, 2 extra stops of speed. Picture quality is good on the D700 :-
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