Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 D - Review / Test Report
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Nikon / Nikkor (APS-C)
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Lens kindly provided for testing purposes by Julio M. Alperi Gonzalez!
The Nikkor AF 35mm f/2D is one of the more affordable fix-focals in the Nikon
lens lineup. On classic full frame SLRs it is a moderate wide-angle lens
whereas its field-of-view is equivalent to 53mm on today's APS-C DSLRs. Combined
with its rather large max. aperture it can be regarded as a substitution for
a classic standard lens within this scope.
The build quality of the lens is very good and in line with most moderately
priced Nikkors. The outer barrel is made of polycarbonate combined with a
metal mount. The small rubberized focus ring operates very smooth.
Typical for lenses with a linear extension system the whole
inner tube moves during focusing thus extending the lens when focusing towards
closer focus distances.
The lens has no internal AF motor and relies on a slotted drive screw
operated by the camera. As a result AF operation will generate a moderate
degree of noise. Due to the very low weight of the optical system the
AF speed is very fast on the D200.
The front element does not rotate so using a polarizer is no problem.
|Equiv. focal length||52.5 mm (full format equivalent)|
|Equiv. aperture||f/3 (full format equivalent, in terms of depth-of-field)|
|Optical construction||6 elements in 5 groups|
|Number of aperture blades||7|
|min. focus distance||0.25 m (max. magnification ratio 1:4.2)|
|Dimensions||65 x 45 mm|
|Filter size||52 mm (non-rotating)|
|Hood||Nikon HN-3 (optional), barrel shaped (screw-in)|
|Other features||Lens provides distance (D) information to the camera.|