Review Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII)

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Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII)

Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII), serial number of the viewed lens 4053370

There are three completely different Nikon '35 -105 / 3.5-4.5 AF 'class lenses:

  1. Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 (MKI) - The very first, produced from 1986 to 1991. It has a classic design, a plastic narrow focus ring. Optical design of 16 elements in 12 groups. You will find information about this lens here.
  2. Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 (MKII) - The second version, made in the style of 'push-pull', has a rubberized and wider focus ring. It was produced from 1991 to 1994. Optical design of 16 elements in 12 groups. You will find information about this lens here.
  3. Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII) - the third version, 'push-pull', but with internal focusing 'IF'. It was produced from 1994 to 2001. Unlike the first two models, it can transmit focus distance into the camera. Optical design of 16 elements in 12 groups, including aspherical elements. This model is presented in this review.

All three versions differ mechanically. The MKIII version looks very similar to MKII, but does not have a macro mode and a special button to enable it, and visually the new version is noticeably smaller than the previous one. You can quickly identify the version by the 'D' in the lens name.

Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII) is a good all-rounder of bygone times, with very good build quality and good image quality.

Review Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII)

Review Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII)

For my review Nikon 35-105 / 3.5-4.5D (MKIII) came in very good condition, but it does not change focal length spontaneously under its own weight. In general, I really like the old Nikon lenses, they have a very durable body and have been made for centuries. In comparison, even new professional lenses sometimes seem like toys. Everything else, this Nikon 35-105 / 3.5-4.5D (MKIII) really liked the very small size, in height it is only a little bit more than the whale lens Nikon 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6GII VR II AF-S DX Nikkor. Nikon 35-105 / 3.5-4.5D (MKIII) weighs 415 grams and uses small filters with a standard diameter of 52 mm.

Nikon 35-105 / 3.5-4.5D (MKIII) design is classic for those times - 'push-pull': to change focal length, pull the front of the lens “towards you” or push “away from you”. At the same time, this is the 'correct push-pull', i.e. in the shortest position it has the smallest focal length, and in the longest - the largest (for example, Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70mm 1: 2.8 all the way around).

Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII)

Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII)

Nikon 35-105 / 3.5-4.5D (MKIII) has fast auto focus. MDF is 85 cm and the maximum magnification factor is 1: 9.4. During auto focus, the focus ring rotates and cannot be touched.

The focusing ring is rubberized, its stroke is 60-70 degrees. It’s very good that the lens has focusing internal type Is a rarity for push-pull lenses. The lens has a scale for focusing distances in meters and feet, as well as one '35' mark for infrared work. Version MKII had two labels for working in the IR spectrum, but due to the use of aspherical elements in the MKIII optical scheme, the infrared spectrum does not shift at other focal lengths.

During zooming, the front lens does not rotate; the rear lens moves inside the lens. The zoom (piston) ring is also rubberized. In the picture below you can see the black screw, which serves as a mark for the lens docking with the camera :).

Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII)

Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII)

Further development of the 35-105 lens line has ceased. A good alternative to this lens can be Nikon AF Nikkor 28-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5D. Personally, I think that the Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII) and MKII (but not MKI) turned out to be very good lenses, given their very modest cost, they provide good image quality, assembly, are pleasant to use and deserve attention. And here is a series of lenses Nikon AF Nikkor 35-135mm 1: 3.5-4.5 (MKII) и Nikon AF Nikkor 35-135mm 1: 3.5-4.5 (MKI) I liked it a lot less because of weaker image quality.

Triple zoom (105/35 = 3 X) is enough for comfortable work. On full-format cameras, 35 mm focal lengths give a quite wide viewing angle, but when used on Nikon DX cameras, the lens loses its versatility a little and is poorly suited for indoor use.

Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII)

Lightweight Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII) mount will not vomit :)

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.

There is no focus mode switch on the lens body; to put the lens in manual focus mode, you must put the camera in manual focus mode using the switch located near the camera mount.

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, then on a number of cameras, the display will display an error - 'fEE' (ring is not installed aperture) Some cameras having diaphragm rheostatallow you to control the aperture using the ring aperturebut only in metering modes exposure 'M' and 'A'. You can read more about this issue in the section on Non-G Lenses.

Diaphragm The lens consists of seven petals that always form regular polygons.

Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII) and Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D

Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII) and Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D

The lens tolerates backlight and side light well, you need to make fun of it to get glare :). In the center of the frame there are no complaints about sharpness at any aperture values, and there are very few chromatic aberrations. The only thing that I didn’t like was that at some focal lengths there were strong drops in sharpness at the edges and corners of the image. MKII I did not notice this. But in general, Nikon 35-105 / 3.5-4.5D (MKIII) seemed to me slightly better than the previous version.

Here link to the archive with the originals - 355 MB, 29 photos in .NEF format (RAW) from Nikon cameras D700 (FX) and Nikon D80 (DX, APS-C, Kf = 1.5). Gallery Pictures converted with ViewNX 2.

Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII) on the ZK

Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII) on the ZK

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.

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Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII) is a small and pleasant lens, it stands out for its excellent build quality, slightly improved maximum aperture at the long end and good image quality. I believe that the Nikon 35-105 / 3.5-4.5D (MKIII) turned out to be a very successful lens.

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Comments: 44, on the topic: Review of Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII)

  • Oleg Davydin

    Yes, he has glass sharpness, no worse than my 24-70 / 2,8

    • Lynx

      some kind of fig you have 24-70, if the sharpness is comparable to 35-105 on open.

  • Yarkiy

    And what kind of camera suffered in the process of creating a review?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      No one was hurt during the review, this is the front of the previous d700.

      • Jackie

        Credited "bayonet killer"! :)

  • Do_Oraemon

    In general, they knew how to collect things before :-) I especially like the fixes of those years. Somehow I got into my hands 135 (which there is still no alternative) - I still can not forget it. Neither image quality nor assembly.

    • Lynx

      Twist the current canon 135/2. )) especially on the picture.

      • Do_Oraemon

        Not at all. The only acquaintance who had the Canon camera left him with all his belongings, leaving Donetsk. Sadness.

  • Sashko D3s

    Judging by the review, the arched glass is full frame for every day, the photos in the review are wonderful, the construction of the old Nikon glasses is really better than the new ones. And with such a price tag that the fotika.com.ua store asks for it, this glass becomes simply a must have!

    • Lynx

      ABOUT! What kind of people and without protection.
      Interestingly, when changing a nickname, does Alpha-Mam disappear? Or was old-fashioned right?

      • Sashko D3s

        Hello Lynx. The alpha male will not disappear, because this camera also has the letter “S”. I strictly follow the Nikon “S” cameras :) Next D4s.

        • Lynx

          I’m just wondering how the claimed Alfa-Man’s identity is combined with a lack of pride and self-esteem, forcing a person to climb to the site where he is banned, through a proxy, like a schoolboy who wants an invite to leprosy.
          however it doesn’t matter, it was still a rhetorical question and, alas, a flood.

          • Arkady Shapoval

            Drama. Sashko D3s with accuracy to some words predicted the reaction of the Lynx :)

            • Anatoly

              Arkady, thanks for the review.
              Arkady, I used to be able to like because there was a button (facebook) in the line of active buttons, and now I only have one button (Tweet)
              buttons (facebook) just do not.
              I don’t understand or something in the settings in my browser is wrong or there is some kind of glitch on your resource.
              From SW.

              • Arkady Shapoval

                For other users, everything is functioning fine.

            • Lynx

              Well, it would be fair to assume otherwise, given the overall situation. )))

  • d.martyn

    It tolerates backlight, right unexpectedly.

  • anonym

    great glass for great money !!!!

  • Victor

    Beautiful infection, no strength. :-)

  • Vladimir

    It’s been interesting for a long time, and the Fotika store basically doesn’t sell lenses for Kenon? No complaints, just really interesting :)

  • Alexander

    What is the price of a lens 35-105 Tell me please Regards to the pros Total kind

    • Arkady Shapoval

      At the beginning of the review there is a link to the store.

  • Alexander

    Dear guys, I won’t find the cost of the lens. 35-105 tell me please. In your comments, say that they haven’t been released for 10 years. Grandfather is selling a new one; I don’t know how to persuade him Your help Thank you

    • Lynx

      look at it.
      from 4 to 9 thousand.

  • Alexander

    Lynx Thank you All the best

  • Alexey

    Do you think it makes sense to take the Nikon 18-105mm f / 3.5-5.6G AF-S ED DX VR with this lens? It is clear that the 18-105 ed has a larger focal length and a stabilizer, but still I want to hear the opinion of experts :)

    • Valery A.

      And what is missing in 35-105, wide FR? Here you decide what to add, shirik-zoom or fix (not cheap), 18-55 (in my opinion, the first two versions are better) or 18-105. I myself have it, 28-105, another 28-80, 18-55 (2nd) and tamron 28-75 / 2,8. The best, IMHO, tamron (more artistically interesting). I wanted to sell the 18-105, but thought better of it, because the universal travel zoom, whatever one may say (on a light motorless camera, and the 18-55 is even more compact). As for the quality - a stable workhorse, predictable at all phased array and apertures, sharp enough, normal in color-light. With 28-105, forehead-to-forehead did not compare, in my opinion that is more contrasting, more colorful.

      • Valery A.

        PS If anything, the “masterpiece” button is definitely not there. Agree with the seller, make several. frames at 18-105, then the same at 35-105, look at the monitor at home.

  • Alexey

    Valery A. Thank you for such a detailed answer. I will think.

  • Pokekmon

    I recently grabbed it on Avito for just 2 thousand rubles. Plus I gave 250 rubles for the back cover. I twisted the glass myself with Nikon f65. I did not take a film camera from the hostess, but I took the glass and it seems in good condition. I will test and try to unsubscribe here about impressions.

  • Pokekmon

    As promised, I am writing my impressions of glass, which I received in September for only 2 thousand rubles.
    Prior to this glass, I have never intersected with push-pull glasses.
    “Pull-push” got to me in fair condition. It was not loose, not broken and gave the impression of a sturdy lens.
    After the purchase, he rubbed it with a triple cologne, put a filter that came up from 35 / 2D. From 35 / 2D also came the screw-in old Nikon metal hood, which I also bought for a penny that year.
    Compared with 35 / 2D, 35-105 / 3.5-4.5D when folded is not much longer (photo attached).
    However, the weight is different - about 2 times more and it feels good.
    If with 35 / 2D it is possible to walk at night, taking even 1/20 and 1/15 off from your hands at shutter speeds, then with this glass, especially when zooming, it does not work out, which is generally not surprising.
    I use this glass on an old FF Nikon.
    I still do not understand the picture for myself. In the afternoon everything seems to be ok, but for the landscape you have to tighten the aperture as much as possible. The same 35 / 2D is also not God knows how sharp, I understand that it is wrong and incorrect to compare the fix and zoom. But if my norm for 35 / 2D is from 5.6 to 9, then in the case of 35-105 the short end is from 7.1 to 10, and the long end is from 8 to 11. I like the soft three-dimensional picture of old glasses. With a polar, in sunny weather, interesting pictures are obtained.
    I did not understand the night picture of this glass for myself. Something not very happy, but what shade, I still do not understand. At night, with a heavy, well-balancing carcass, it is possible to shoot without stirring at shutter speeds of 1/30 and 1/40 at focal speeds of 75-90mm ... with a large amount of grease rejects. If you manage to support the camera on something (for example, the parapet of a bridge), then exposures of 1/15 or even 1/10 do not become a problem, the main thing is that the surface is even and stable.
    Glass is still more afraid of the bright backlight than 35 / 2D, which, with ordinary UV HOYA, is indifferent to such light. 35-105, however, leads very strongly to greenery and the picture noticeably loses contrast and sharpness.
    The glass itself is comfortable - my zoom is not broken and in severe frost there is no feeling that it will fall apart. Everything works pretty well at -15 and even at -25C! When it gets scary for Sigma fix 35 / 1.4 and old zoom 28-70, Nikon continues to work. At the zoom Sigma tightens the focusing ring, and at 35-105 everything works. Focusing is fast and smooth. Missing has not yet seen a single one in several thousand frames. Shavelyn - yes, but this is my joint.

  • Pokekmon

    Examples of photos from 35-105 / 3.5-4.5D:

  • Pokekmon

    Example photo from 35-105 / 3.5-4.5D:

  • Pokekmon

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  • Pokekmon

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  • Pokekmon

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  • Pokekmon

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  • Pokekmon

    photo7

  • Pokekmon

    I was with the camera at a rally on March 26 this year.
    Received a blow from riot police.
    The impact was taken by a metal hood HN-3 and 35-105 / 3.5-4.5D.
    Well what can I say ...
    Everything seemed to have survived, only the scratch on the hood remained.
    The lens design is really sturdy.

  • Pokekmon

    I will add that push-pull is very convenient to use with gloves in cold weather. For example in the winter. No frightening crunches. And don’t be afraid for the sodden focus ring.

  • Stanislas

    I’m still happy with it, on the crop, it’s the most stable according to the results. There were many, but somehow this one has been flying so well for so many years. There are drawbacks, but they do not relate to the picture quality. I have a very like!

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