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Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm 1: 2D is an excellent fast prime for full-frame Nikon FX cameras. The first version of this lens - Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm 1: 2 (no letter 'D', full difference between versions is described here) was released back in 1989, and in 1995 was updated to the D-version. This lens is still being released.
On full-frame cameras Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm 1: 2D gives an angle of view equal to 66 degrees, which allows the Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm 1: 2D to be used as a standard lens for many tasks. Often a 35mm focal length is much more convenient than the classic fifty-kopeck piece. But on Nikon DX cameras the EGF of the lens will be almost 53 mm, which greatly affects the ease of use.
Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm 1: 2D - very small, weighs just a little more 200 grams and uses 52 mm filters. All Nikon 35/2 lenses are exclusively manufactured in Japan... The build quality is very good. The lens has a metal mount.
Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm 1: 2D has aperture control ring. To control the aperture value from the camera, you need to set the aperture ring to F / 22 and fix it with a special button (for more details, see the section on Non-G Lenses).
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:
- D1, D1h, D1x, D2x, D2xs, D2h, D2hs
- D3, D3x, D3s, D4, D4s, D5, D6
- D50, D70, D70s, D80, D90
- D7000, D7100, D7200, D7500
- D100, D200, D300, D300s, D500
- D600, D610, D750, D780
- D700, D800, D800E, D810, D810a, D850
- Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro, S2 Pro, S3 Pro, S3 Pro UVIR, S5 Pro, IS Pro
- Kodak DCS PRO 14n, DCS Pro SLR / n
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.
Lens uses fast auto focus, the speed is comparable to Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor... The focus ring is rubberized and rotates approximately 120 degrees. The ring has a hard stop for fast aiming at infinity (a rarity for lenses). When focusing, the front lens does not rotate, but only moves forward. Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm 1: 2D has a very small MDF, which is only 25 cm, while you can get close-up magnification 1: 4.2 - which is very, very good.
During auto focus, the focus ring rotates and cannot be touched. There is no focus mode switch on the lens. To put the lens into manual focus mode and vice versa, use the switch near the camera mount.
In the middle of the lens there is a diaphragm with 7 non-rounded petals, the optical scheme consists of 6 elements in 5 groups. Unlike many modern lenses, Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm 1: 2D does not use special optical elements in its design, but this does not prevent it from creating a good image. The lens has no grooves for installing a bayonet hood, which is why it has to be screwed in place of a light filter.
I am often asked the difference between Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm 1: 2D and Nikon AF-S 35mm 1: 1.8G DX Nikkor... In practice, these are two completely different lenses.
- 1: 1.8G is only suitable for Nikon DX cameras, has a built-in focus motor, which allows it to work on the most basic Nikon cameras. The lens is sharper at wide open than '1: 2D'. The lens trunk does not extend when focusing. Continuous manual focus control available in auto mode ''M / A'. Comes with a lens hood.
- 1: 2D is suitable for both Nikon FX and Nikon DX cameras, has an aperture control ring, does not have a built-in focus motor, and therefore it will be difficult to use on Nikon amateur cameras. The distortion level is less than 1: 1.8G. On crop cameras, it gives less noticeable vignetting. Has no mode 'M / A'and hoods included.
The auto focus speed of the lenses is almost the same. For Nikon DX cameras, I recommend buying exactly 1: 1.8G because of better sharpness on the open aperture and a lower price tag.
The parameters shown in the photo gallery:
Everything is filmed on Nikon D700. On-camera JPEG L ('optimal quality' compression), no processing. Functions: vignetting control, ADL, long exposure noise reduction, high ISO noise reduction were turned off. Everything was shot in SD (standard mode): contrast correction - 0, brightness - 0, saturation - 0, hue - 0, sharpness - position 5 of 10. Used white balance: 'Auto', 'Fluorescent lights'. The size of the photos was reduced to 3 MP.
It so happened historically that Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm 1: 2D had no native alternatives for a long time - there were only very expensive Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1: 1.4GN, or old non-autofocus Ai-s, AI, K, OC Auto, OC and O Auto versions. Now this lens has a successor - Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1: 1.8G SWM RF Ashperical. For the price of the closest wide-angle lenses, you can look at Nikon AF Nikkor 28mm 1: 2.8Dor per version Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm 1: 2 MKI. Usually 35mm of focal length are overlapped by some kind of zoom lens, only the zoom will not be able to provide such a high aperture lens :)
In the center of the frame, the lens lacks sharpness at F / 2.0 a bit due to chromatic aberration, but by closing the aperture to F / 2.5-2.8, sharpness immediately returns to normal. In the center of the frame on closed apertures, the lens becomes very very sharp. Also, good sharpness at the edges and corners of the frame starts with F / 8.0. The lens showed a surprisingly small level of distortion, which cannot but rejoice. Easy software on F / 2.0 is not so scary, but in general the lens creates a three-dimensional image with a pleasant neutral color reproduction.
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Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm 1: 2D is a good small fix. Interesting fast auto focus, good image quality and small size. I liked the lens very much, it can serve as an excellent standard fixed lens on full-frame cameras or on cropped cameras with a focusing motor.
UPDATE: a cheap similar lens went on sale in 2016 - Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2N, for Nikon cameras, review at this link).