Review of Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70mm 1: 2.8D

The Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70mm 1: 2.8D lens is one of 5 fast normal (in terms of focal length range) professional lenses from Nikon. The lineup includes: old Nikon 35-70mm 1: 3.5 AI (and his brother AI-S), Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70mm 1: 2.8D (presented in this review and its previous MKI version) and three new and very solid: Nikon ED SWM AF-S Nikkor 28-70mm 1: 2.8D и Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm 1: 2.8GN ED and Nikon N VR AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm 1: 2.8E ED.

Review Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70mm 1: 2.8D (MKII)

Review Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70mm 1: 2.8D (MKII)

Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70mm 1: 2.8D lens (the so-called 'D' version, or the 'MKII' version) began to be released back in 1992 yearwhen he became a substitute for Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70mm 1: 2.8 (without the letter 'D', so called 'Non-D' version, or 'MKI' version). Therefore, in fact, there are two lenses of the '35 -70 / 2.8 AF 'class. All differences between MKI and MKII versions can be found here.

Sample photo on Nikon 35-70 AF F2.8D

Sample photo on Nikon 35-70 AF F2.8D

The lens has a manual aperture ring. To be able to control the value aperture from camera or for automatic installation aperture on modern central control valves, you need to turn the control ring to the F / 22 value and fix it with a special lever, which is located to the right of the marks aperture... If this is not done, some cameras will display an 'fEE' error (aperture ring not set). Some cameras with diaphragm rheostat, allow you to control the aperture using the aperture ring, but only in metering modes exposure 'M' and 'A'. You can read more about this issue in the section on Non-G Lenses.

Sample photo on Nikon AF 35-70 F2.8D

Sample photo on Nikon AF 35-70 F2.8D

 What is good in this lens?

  1. Metal construction. My copy is at least 6 years old, but I have not noticed any backlash. Holding this lens in your hands, you understand that this is a real professional lens “Made in Japan”, which is actually written on it. And I bet he will survive modern plastic for at least another ten years.
  2. The lens uses a metal hood Nikon HB-1, which is installed in special grooves and can be fastened back and forth for transportation.
  3. Large and constant maximum aperture F / 2.8 over the entire range of focal lengths. This is very convenient when calculating shutter speeds, convenient in low light, and indeed, the F / 2.8 aperture is an indispensable thing in photography.
  4. Macro Capability. Although the macro is obtained only with a maximum magnification of 1: 4, still the ability to shoot small objects is pretty good news. Truth, Macro mode must be enabled manually, he only works at 35 mm focal length and so on in manual focus mode... To switch to macro mode, set the focal length equal to 35 mm, press the special button located on the zoom ring and turn the zoom ring. It turns out not quite a full-fledged 'macro' and even with additional troubles for setting.
  5. Wonderful picture. We will talk about the quality of the final image below.
  6. There is a scale for the focus distance, a scale for manual control of the aperture, as well as two marks for adjusting focus for sharpness when working in the infrared spectrum (for 35 and 70 mm focal length).
Photo at Nikon AF D 35-70 F2.8

Photo at Nikon AF D 35-70 F2.8

Disadvantages:

  1. Heavy... After a day of working with the Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70mm 1: 2.8D, you realize that it is really heavy. The lens weighs 670 grams.
  2. Inconvenient Design... Changing the focal length is done using a piston system (push and pull - push and pull), this can be a rather inconvenient method. There is no need to "twist" the zoom, here you just need to push it like a piston. Moreover, it acts the other way around. The further you advance, the smaller the focal length.
  3. No focal length lock. If the lens is set to 35 mm and directed to the sky, then the front the lens unit under its own weight falls down and will make the focal length approximately 50 mm. But not vice versa, if you set 70 mm and point it down, then it stands still and does not lengthen its trunk. Such a cunning beast, this Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70mm 1: 2.8D with its piston zoom system.
  4. When focusing the front lens not only rotates, but also moves back and forth. This is bad news for fans of all sorts of unusual light filters. And to put it in a photo bag, you need to set the focus to infinity, and the zoom at 70mm, this reduces the efficiency of working with the lens and gives reason to doubt his professionalism.
  5. There is no manual / auto focus switch. To focus manually you must disconnect the focus drive on the camera (switch near the mount). Even when focusing in macro mode, auto focus must be turned off.
  6. During focusing, the lens is pretty noisy.
  7. His age. Unfortunately, the lens is not dustproof and moisture proof, because it is aging, gaining moisture, condensation and can often become infected with a fungus. When buying it in the secondary market, check carefully. Also, mechanics wear out a bit from old age and my instance also has one problem, about which below.
  8. When changing the focal length, the rear lens of the lens moves (drives air).
  9. The lens has only 7 aperture blades; newer models have 9 blades each.
  10. Unlike many modern Nikon professional lenses that use 77 mm diameter filters, Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70mm 1: 2.8D uses 62 mm diameter filters.

It's important: auto focus with this lens is available only when using him on cameras with built-in motor focusing.

Exact list Nikon DSLR cameras with a built-in focus motor, on which this lens will focus automatically:

Exact list Nikon DSLR cameras without a built-in focus motor, on which this lens will not focus automatically:

Only auto focus and sound confirmation of focus will not work with these cameras, all other important functions, such as automatic exposure metering and automatic iris control, will work well.

You will find a lot of useful information on the types of cameras and lenses Nikon here.

Features of working with the lens, which are worth paying attention to:

  1. The lens has SIC enlightened optics (Super Integrated Coating), but still afraid of side and back light
  2. You need to get used to working with piston zoom (with trambone) and remember that he can independently change the focal length.
  3. Always for manual focus, you need to put the camera in manual focus mode. This is simply done with the focus switch on the camera. For motorists, I’ll add that it’s the same as turning the clutch on and off, otherwise the engine could be damaged.
  4. The lens has fast auto focus. The focusing time from infinity to MDF and back is almost the same as Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm 1: 2.8GN ED(!). In manual focus mode, the focus ring rotates 90 degrees. The focus ring and zoom are rubberized.
  5. During auto focus, the focus ring rotates and cannot be touched. The minimum focusing distance is 60 cm (in normal lens operation).
  6. When used on NikonDX cameras, the viewing angles will change and will be the same as for the focal length in 50-105 mm on 35 mm film.
Macro photo at Nikon 35-70mm f / 2.8D AF Zoom-Nikkor

Macro photo at Nikon 35-70mm f / 2.8D AF Zoom-Nikkor

About the picture.

The bokeh of the lens is very good. The best epithet for bokeh and in combination with its color rendition, I would suggest "festive". Exactly for bokeh and color reproduction, this lens is very appreciated and praisedI join.

Nikon 35-70mm f / 2.8D AF Zoom-Nikkor photo

Nikon 35-70mm f / 2.8D AF Zoom-Nikkor photo

The aperture is fully working with 2.8 and this is not a joke. Sharpness at F / 2.8 on any focal, even the most extreme, is quite satisfactory (keep in mind that I work with it on DX cameras). At 70 mm and F / 2.8 it gives excellent portrait shots. Closing the aperture to 4, you can get just wonderful sharpness. On F / 2.8, the edges of the image suffer a little (on FX cameras it may already be a problem).

Photos on the Nikon 35-70mm f / 2.8D AF Zoom-Nikkor

Photos on the Nikon 35-70mm f / 2.8D AF Zoom-Nikkor

The macro is pretty meagerbut still happy. Chromatic aberrations present, but still small. Distortion at 35mm and 70mm is almost invisible, like vignetting on a DX camera. A major drawback of the picture is the drop in contrast in side and backlight. The contrast drops so much that it’s not always sure whether it’s focused correctly, the picture is all in veil. Also, the lens is a lover of catching hares and its small native metal hood does not help him in any way.

Photos at Nikon 35-70mm f / 2.8D AF Zoom-Nikkor

Photos at Nikon 35-70mm f / 2.8D AF Zoom-Nikkor

In general, it is for the sake of the picture, people still use this lens, with some moving from the legendary Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm 1: 2.8GN ED to this Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70mm 1: 2.8D with the words “the picture of Nikon 35-70mm f / 2.8 has its own soul”, but as I often write “all markers are different in taste and color”.

Photo at Nikon 35-70mm f / 2.8D AF Zoom-Nikkor

Photo at Nikon 35-70mm f / 2.8D AF Zoom-Nikkor

 From a personal impression:

Piston control does not only teach you to twist the zoom ring, but to think about how to compose a frame, and then try to get it conceived using a piston. The task is quite interesting, since it would seem that the longer the trunk leaves, the greater the focal length - but it wasn’t there, it’s just the opposite, because the first time it’s quite inconvenient to shoot, but you can get used to it in just one day of active shooting.

On the copy that I visited, I really did not like the glitch with focusing at the focal length of 35 mm, when the lens refuses to focus at all. This is due to his old age. When you focus on 35 mm and the range accidentally reaches 60 cm, it gets stuck there to bring the lens to life, just a little bit to move the piston - mind you, this is just a feature of my specimen.

Nikon 35-70mm f / 2.8D AF Zoom-Nikkor photo

Nikon 35-70mm f / 2.8D AF Zoom-Nikkor photo

Regarding the inconvenient focal lengths of 35-70 mm - on the one hand you get three fixes in one: 35mm, 50mm and 85mm, but on the other hand the fixes have at least one stop more aperture. Focal lengths for cropped cameras are really uncomfortable due to the lack of a normal wide angle.

Nikon 35-70mm f / 2.8D AF Zoom-Nikkor photo

Nikon 35-70mm f / 2.8D AF Zoom-Nikkor photo

Professional fast wagon

Choosing a good high-speed universal lens is one of the most important for a large number of photographers. I pay a lot of attention to this issue, because I prepared this list of all full-frame universal (standard range of focal lengths) fast autofocus lenses:

Canon

Bayonet EF:

  1. Canon Zoom Lens EF 28-70 mm 1: 2.8 L USM
  2. Canon Zoom Lens EF 24-70 mm 1: 2.8 L USM
  3. Canon Zoom Lens EF 24-70 mm 1: 2.8 L II USM

Bayonet R:

  1. Canon Lens RF 28-70 mm F2 L USM, since September 2018
  2. Canon Lens RF 24-70 mm F2.8L IS USMsince August 2019

Nikon

Bayonet F:

  1. Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70 mm 1: 2.8 (MKI)
  2. Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70 mm 1: 2.8D (MKII)
  3. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-70 mm 1: 2.8D ED SWM (two body color options)
  4. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70 mm 1: 2.8GN ED Nano Crystal Coat SWM IF Asphericalsince December 2007
  5. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70 mm 1: 2.8EN ED Nano Crystal Coat SWM IF Aspherical VR

Bayonet Z:

  1. Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70 mm 1: 2.8 S
  2. Nikon Nikkor Z 28-75 mm 1:2.8 (the scheme is similar to Tamron a036, animation)

Tokina (for different mounts)

  1. Tokina AT-XAF 28-70 mm 1: 2.8 (Tokina AT-X 270 AF)
  2. Tokina AT-X PROAF 28-70 mm 1: 2.6-2.8 (or 1: 2.8, Tokina AT-X 270 AF PRO)
  3. Tokina AT-X PROAF 28-70 mm 1: 2.6-2.8 (or 1: 2.8, Tokina AT-X 270 AF PRO II)
  4. Tokina AT-X PRO 28-80 mm 1: 2.8 Aspherica (Tokina AT-X 280 AF PRO)
  5. Tokina AT-X PRO SV 28-70 mm 1: 2.8 (Tokina AT-X 287 AF PRO SV)
  6. Tokina sd 24-70 F2.8 (IF) FX AT-X PRO Aspherical

Sigma (for different mounts, in chronological order)

  1. Sigma 28-70mm 1: 2.8 Zoom, from May 1992 (Vivitar 28-70 / 2.8 VMC was made on its basis)
  2. Sigma 28-70mm 1: 2.8 Zoom EX Ashperical [+ -D], from the end 1998
  3. Sigma 28-70mm 1: 2.8 Zoom EX Aspherical DF [+ -D]since February 2001
  4. Sigma 24-70mm 1: 2.8 Zoom EX DG Aspherical [+ -D], [DF version], since February 2001
  5. Sigma 24-60mm 1: 2.8 Zoom EX DG [+ -D], from May 2004
  6. Sigma 24-70mm 1: 2.8 Zoom EX DG Macro [+ -D], From september 2004
  7. Sigma 28-70mm 1: 2.8 Zoom EX DG [+ -D], From september 2004
  8. Sigma 24-70mm 1: 2.8 EX DG HSM, From september 2008
  9. Sigma 24-70mm 1: 2.8 DG HSM OS A (ART)since February 2017, Nikon F, Canon EF, Sigma SA
  10. Sigma 24-70mm 1: 2.8 DG DN A (ART)since November 2019, Sony E, Leica L, the layout is similar to Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 2.8 / 24-70mm, animation
  11. Sigma 28-70mm 1: 2.8 DG DN C (Contemporary)since February 2021, Sony E, Leica L

Tamron (for different mounts)

  1. Tamron SP AF 35-105 mm 1: 2.8 Aspherical Model 65D
  2. Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105 mm 1: 2.8 Model 176D
  3. Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105 mm 1: 2.8 Model 276D
  4. Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75 mm 1: 2.8 Macro Model A09 (Model A09N & Model A09N II) (scheme like Konica Minolta AF Zoom 28-75mm 1: 2.8 (32) D и  Sony 2.8 / 28-75 SAM)
  5. Tamron SP 24-70 mm F / 2.8 DI VC USD Model A007
  6. Tamron SP 24-70 mm F / 2.8 Di VC USD G2 Model A032
  7. Tamron 28-75 mm F / 2.8 Di III RXD Model A036, (15/12), only for Sony E / FE, the scheme is similar to Nikon Nikkor Z 28-75 mm 1:2.8, animation
  8. Tamron 28-75 mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD G2 Model A063, (17/15), only for Sony E / FE, Fall 2021
  9. Tamron 35-150 mm F / 2-2.8 Di III VXD Model A058, Sony E / FE only, Fall 2021

Sony

Sony / Minolta A mount:

  1. Konica Minolta AF Zoom 28-75 mm 1: 2.8 (32) D (scheme like Tamron 28-75 / 2.8)
  2. Minolta AF Zoom 28-70 mm 1: 2.8 (32) G
  3. Sony 2.8 /28-75 SAM (scheme like Tamron 28-75 / 2.8)
  4. Sony Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 2,8 /24-70 ZA SSM T *
  5. Sony Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 2,8 /24-70 ZA SSM II T * (diagram from the previous lens)

Sony E-mount:

  1. Sony FE 2.8 /24-70 GM (G, SEL2470GM)
  2. Sony FE 2.8 /24-70 mm GM II (G, SEL2470GM2)

Pentax (K)

  1. Pentax SMC FA 28-70 mm f / 2.8
  2. Pentax HD Pentax-D FA 24-70 mm f / 2.8ED SDM WR

Angénieux

  1. Angenieux zoom F.28-70 1: 2.6 AF (for Nikon F, Minolta / Sony A, Canon EF)

Vivitar

  1. Vivitar Series 1 28-70mm 1: 2.8 VMC AUTO FOCUS ZOOM, different mounts, presumably a copy Sigma 28-70mm 1: 2.8 Zoom

Panasonic

  1. Panasonic Lumix S PRO 1: 2.8 /24-70 mm, from August 2019, Leica L

Leica

  1. Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 1: 2.8 / 24-70mm f / 2.8 ASPH., from May 2021, the optical design repeats Sigma 24-70mm 1: 2.8 DG DN Art (animation)

Samyang

  1. Samyang AF 24-70 / 2.8 FE, aka Rokinon AF 24-70 / 2.8 FE, from October 2021, only for Sony E / FE

Sample photos with shooting data (originals, RAW in JPEG Q80%, resized, watermark)

List of all Nikon FX 35-XXX autofocus lenses:

  1. Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70 mm 1: 2.8 (MKI)
  2. Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70 mm 1: 2.8D (MKII)
  3. Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70 mm 1: 3.3-4.5 (MKI)
  4. Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70 mm 1: 3.3-4.5 (MKII)
  5. Nikon AF Nikkor 35-80 mm 1: 4-5.6D (MKI)
  6. Nikon AF Nikkor 35-80 mm 1: 4-5.6D (MKII)
  7. Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105 mm 1: 3.5-4.5 (MKI)
  8. Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105 mm 1: 3.5-4.5 (MKII)
  9. Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105 mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII)
  10. Nikon AF Nikkor 35-135 mm 1: 3.5-4.5 (MKI)
  11. Nikon AF Nikkor 35-135 mm 1: 3.5-4.5 (MKII)

The catalog of modern universal lenses for Nikon can be look at this link.

Prices for the Nikon 35-70mm f / 2.8D AF Zoom-Nikkor lens in popular stores can look at this link.

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Conclusion

The lens has more minuses than pluses, but still this old man can calmly give modern super sharp optics his indestructible design and a wonderful picture. But for what purpose are all lenses designed?

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Comments: 327, on the topic: Review of Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70mm 1: 2.8D

  • Arthur tell me where the factory number is indicated on this lens

    Tell me, please, where is the serial number indicated on this lens?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      On the diaphragm ring.

  • Nicholas

    Take a seat, on the Nikon d600 which lens is better - 35-70 2,8 or 24-85 2,8-4,0. thanks

    • anonym

      24-85 3.5-4.5 with stub)))))

  • KalekseyG

    Well here again: two messages (one with an address) I see one without an address

    • Arkady Shapoval

      in general, everything is open and loyal here, any links to any resources (except for spam, of course). I don't think the problem is on my side. Write in a personal, what is the link? + there is nothing in the spam comments folder now except “buy Viagra” :)

      • anonym

        Buy Viagra :)

      • KalekseyG

        here, damn it, in the question-answer section there is this address:
        Lynx 24.04.2016 at 22:17
        and my messages containing it disappear

        • Arkady Shapoval

          The problem is on your side. For example, only this in spam now. Because there is no filter on you.

          • KalekseyG

            cause? okay from my favorite smartphone, but from a computer and beech? ok once, but after all, repeatedly during the day from different ip. Yes, and the jester drove with him

  • anonym

    I bought myself a 35-70mm 1: 2.8D (for 11t p) on the Nikon d300 so-so. I’m thinking of buying a Nikon d610 as I buy a skin photo

  • anonym

    1 Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70mm 1: 2.8D
    2 Nikkor AF-S 24-70 / 2.8G

    • KalekseyG

      focus on the ear

  • anonym

    2

  • anonym

    Photo at D610

  • soks13

    Thank you for the article! I want to ask a question. Arkady, or someone who understands photographic equipment! Question: if the lens focuses now behind the object, then in front of, and sometimes it hits (but much more often the focus area is farther), under the same conditions and with the same settings, what is the problem? Maybe a weak engine in the chamber? Nikon D7000, Nikkor 35-70 2,8. Other lenses work fine, like Nikkor 60 2.8. And I noticed a couple more features: camera correction very weakly changes the focus area to the back or front compared to ultrasonic ones. And one more thing: after he suddenly starts to hit the right place on fr 70, then immediately after zooming to fr 35 he starts to fly over, and vice versa: if he starts to get to 35, then after switching to 70, he flies. Is there not enough power from the focus motor in the camera?

    • Jury

      if everything is fine with the rest of the lenses, then the problem is in the lens, possibly in the lens screwdriver drive (such as gear play due to wear, dirt in the lubricant, etc.). I once compared the 85 1,8 AF and the G version, so with the newer 85 1,8 G the autofocus worked more accurately, almost perfectly. In addition, a zoom lens may require different focus corrections at different focal lengths and even at different focusing distances. If it smears a lot, it's easier to change the lens

    • Oleg

      Nikon D7000 is famous for not the best focusing module ...

  • soks13

    Thank you!

    • soks13

      Hello everyone! Solved the problem with autofocus after deleting the camera from the memory .... I use general fine-tuning. Exactly the same problems were with other lenses with the letter D ... Lenses without the letter D and new lenses with a motorized link work without any problems ... Can someone who understands comment? thanks

  • Arthur

    And about the picture, what is better than 80-200 2.8 push / pull or this lens? thanks

  • Yana

    The thing, of course. In addition, the most affordable FF kit with 2.8, except, perhaps, Tamron 28-75. But how to buy things of such a venerable age, if you do not know how to clean the lenses from mold ... :-(

    • lynx

      no way. Many mold lenses can no longer be cleaned. especially in gluing.

      • Yana

        Since people sell 35-70 for 20 thousand, and even for 28 thousand, it means either there is no fungus there, or the sellers cleaned it.

        • lynx

          it means absolutely nothing

  • Alexander

    An interesting source of information about organic glue eaten by a fungus.

  • Gesha Exhale

    I looked at the pictures a couple of times and somehow I did not see the “wonderful” picture. Boring bokeh in the form of a slurry, the light is damp, the same 18-105 mm Nikorr produces an order of magnitude better pictures.

  • Gesha Exhale

    Here is his friend without the letter “D” in the ending, which is Nikkor 35-70mm 1: 2.8, here he is - yes, he gives a wonderful picture, reminds Tamron 24-105 mm in artistry. And this option is not at all close to his brother, except for the sharpness there is nothing else to take from him, and then it is in question.

    • Alexey

      Like the letter D spoiled everything.

      • Gesha Exhale

        Didn't I write in Russian?

        • Alexey

          Didn't understand ... It's just that optically it is practically one lens, the one that D, differs in enlightenment, minimal changes in controls and a chip. What, in your opinion, had such a catastrophic effect on the picture? Maybe it's in the state of a particular instance. and not the model as a whole? And what top secret Tamron 24-105 do you cite as a standard? Please give a link to such an artistic lens.

          • Gesha Exhale

            Apparently it influenced the picture very significantly. I doubt that the point is in Arkasha's pictures, he has been consistently good and artistically taking pictures from any lens for the last 3 years as I have seen his reviews here. The lens is good, but the one without the letter “D” is really radically better than this one in terms of image quality judging from the author's examples. I’m looking to buy that one myself.

            A link to the artistic Tamron I ask: https://radojuva.com/2014/10/tamron-sp-af-ld-if-28-105-2-8-276-d/comment-page-1/#comment-147426 True, people say that they should be immediately adjusted so that issues with sharpness do not arise. Well, he’s very rare, he found one instance and that one is rotten, not all diaphragms work.

            • Alexey

              Vooot, the veil of secrecy and slept, it turns out this is an ordinary 28-105, and not the mythical 24-105. My opinion is that he is very far from 35-70 with “D”, that without “D”.

              • Gesha Exhale

                I confused one number, I'm a man. But this Tamron in comparison with this model with the letter "D", heaven and earth in comparison, where this Nikon obviously loses in many respects, even in bokeh.

  • Alexander

    I am enclosing a photo with a Nikkor 35-70 2.8D focal length of 50 mm. Where is the bad picture here?

    • Gesha Exhale

      And where is the picture here generally ??? This is not a drawing. I repeat that the same Nicorr 18-105 mm removes no worse than this.

      • Alexander

        Everyone has their own opinion, work from 18-105, you can also take a good shot at him.

        • Gesha Exhale

          Yes, where does everyone have their own opinion?
          There is general information and concepts, and they are equal for everyone, like the fact that they breathe air and drink water.
          Your photos have background blur and ambient light, that's it. In studio photography, in general, a drawing is considered to be a play of light and shadows, when they come into contact with each other, forming volumes and additional contours, so to speak "draw". And your light is diffused, there can be no talk of any picture. :))

          I don’t know what it is connected with, but go to the review of this lens of the first version (Non-D) and look at the photos there. I think you will have no doubt

          • Alexey

            No need to impose your opinion, and water and air have nothing to do with it. In assessing the artistry of the image, there are no clear criteria, this is not the law of universal gravitation. Each viewer can have his own opinion. You like the photo from 18-105, I absolutely do not.

            And your assessment of only one, albeit a good review, is at least incomplete, at most erroneous.

            • Gesha Exhale

              I'm afraid you judge me flatly, comrade photographer. I've gone through tons of reviews and examples from this lens. I even visited American forums and for some reason the examples of photos from the “D” version are weaker than from the first version. I did not draw any conclusions from just this review. No, I'm not saying that version "D" is absolutely bad and that it is not worth buying. Worth it. Suitable for reporting.

  • Alexander

    more photos!!!

  • Alexander

    Thanks to Arkady for the review on this lens. The old man is super !!! The picture does not take away))).

  • Alexander

    Another wedding theme. The lens for reporting, for shooting a portrait is very suitable.

  • Alexander

    Another photo focal 70 aperture 2.8

  • Alexander

    Strange))). But I once sold 18-105 due to poor aperture and lack of FIGURE))).

    • B. R. P.

      Nothing strange. Just Gesha Exhale, like many others, believes that the lens drawing is a curly bokeha.

      • Gesha Exhale

        Actually, I don’t suppose, but I know. Bokeh and drawing are different concepts. The lens can draw even if it has no bokeh. I explained above what this means in the studio.

  • Alexander

    DRAWING. The combination of aberrations inherent in this lens. Usually chromatic
    spherical and astigmatism. It occurs in lenses with less than 5 lenses (with rare exceptions).
    Most pronounced in monocles, doublets, triplets, etc. With some stretch we can talk about the picture
    Tessara.

    2) PLASTICITY. The ability of the lens to transmit plots that are complex in the optical sense. Insofar as
    it is physically impossible to remove all aberrations at the same time, then plasticity is a well-found
    balance between corrections of different types of aberrations.

    3) BOKE. The prettiness of the picture in the blur zone. The parameter is subjective and object-dependent.))))

  • Alexander

    Festive bokeh as Arkady wrote.

    • Ivan

      cool pictures

  • Max

    70mm f3.5

  • Max

    35mm f3.2

  • Max

    35mm f3.2 + Lightroom

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