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Nikon Nikkor AF 18-35 mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor AF 18-35 mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED


Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF 18-35 mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED
Lens style Wide angle zoom
Focal length 18 - 35 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 4.5
Angle of view 100 - 62 o
Closest focusing distance 0.33 m
Maximum magnification 1:6.7
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 11 elements / 8 groups
Filter diameter 77 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 82.5 x 82.5 mm
Weight 370 g
Additional information Marketed 2000

Average rating (3 owners reviews).

Build quality 3.33
Optical quality 4.00
Value for money 5.00
Overall 4.11
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User: Tfeazel
IP 72.186.x.x
Date: 2012-12-19 22:08:12
Owner since: 1 year
Price: $350
User profile: Amateur

Cons: Built like an amateur lens, but better than Nikon's plasticky new lenses.

Pros: Handles well on my D600. Image quality is very good overall. Big enlargements (above 16x20) are no problem. I'd give it a 5, but there's always room for improvement. Compares well with Nikon 24 f2.8 AI, Nikon 28 f2.8. A real price/performance winner.

Summary: One of my favorite lenses. I have 11 FX lenses, so that's saying something. I'm an old Leica shooter, and expect great lenses.

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User: Ovokaman
IP 158.109.x.x
Date: 2011-02-21 14:57:33
Owner since: 1 month
Price: 400 EUR
User profile: Semipro

Cons: All minor: Rings, both focus and zoom, are not silky but acceptable anyway; The sunstars at f/16 are Ok but not as good as with the 35mm f/2

Pros: Great 18-35mm wide range; 24 and 35mm, which I use the most, have exceptional image quality; Stopped down to f/8-f/16 this zoom is essentially equivalent to the outstanding 35mm f/2 in terms of sharpness; Moderate size and weight, excellent for hiking

Summary: Build quality is a bit on the low side but the image quality is close to perfection and the value for money can't be higher

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User: Dave760
IP 206.123.x.x
Date: 2009-09-03 16:43:04
Owner since: 5 years
Price: n/a
User profile: Semipro

Cons: Plasticy build, corners don't sharpen up at 18mm until well stopped down, front of lens picks up flare easily even with the supplied hood.

Pros: Amazing image quality for an inexpensive lens, as long as you shoot it at its strong point. Generally this means f/8 - f/11. The pictures have the snap that you expect from a lens with ED glass. Great, punchy color, enough sharpness to convince, and even illumination as long as you're stopped down.

Summary: A real surprise, given its price. I've seen some of these go on eBay for $250 in excellent used condition, and it's definitely worth more than that if you're shooting film or a D700. If you're shooting APS-C, skip this lens and go for one of Nikon's endless kit zooms. You'll get a new lens (the 18-35 was taking out of production years ago), you'll get VR on any of the newer ones, and you'll get autofocus with the lower end Nikon bodies.

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