Nikon 35-70mm f/2.8 AF-D

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Updated version of Nikon 35-70mm f/2.8 AF.

This is a push-pull zoom. 70 mm is collapsed, 35 mm is fully extended.

The AF version (produced from 1987 to 1992) is optically identical to the AF-D version.

Close Focus is 60 cm. It has a separate manual macro mode (manual focus only) that can be engaged at 35 mm. Sharpness suffers in this mode.

Sharpness is fairly good wide open, but improves if you stop down. Its sweet spot is between f/5.6 and f/11. Distortions and vignetting is moderate. Some flare and ghosting.

Rotating front element. Mechanical construction is solid.

Hood: HB-1 plastic bayonet.

Rating: Ed: -, User: - (normalized, 0=useless, 50=average, 100=excellent).

Mount: Nikon F.
Format: FX/135.
Aperture range: f/2.8 to f/22.
Optical zoom: 2x.
Close focus distance (CFD): 60 cm / 1.97 ft (from sensor plane).
Focus: AF (requires in-body focus motor).
Groups/elements: 12/15.
Filter diameter: 62 mm.
L x D, W: 95 x 72 mm, 670 g.
IR: No hotspot reports.
Approximate street price: USD 470 (new, w/o tax).
Production: 1987-2006.

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Established: 1917
HQ: Tokyo, Japan
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Nikon is a multinational corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan specializing in optics and imaging. Its products include cameras, lenses, flash units, scanners, binoculars, microscopes, measurement instruments, and steppers (used in semiconductor fabrication). The company was founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushikigaisha (Japan Optical Industries Corporation), and renamed Nikon Corporation, after its cameras, in 1988. Nikon Corporation is one of the companies of the Mitsubishi Group.

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