Nikkor AF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5D - Review / Test Report
Lens Reviews -
Nikon / Nikkor (APS-C)
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Lens kindly provided by Dirk von der Ehe!
The Nikkor AF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5D is an old lens which has seen its best
days during the early 90s. It has a been discontinued a while ago. On an APS-C
DSLR the lens has a field-of-view equivalent to 42-105mm which isn't
terribly useful anymore but the lens was offered among other lenses so
it was worth a quick look.
The mechanical construction of the lens is quite decent based on good
quality polycarbonate and a metal mount. As you can observe above the
lens extends when zooming towards the short end of the zoom
range which is a little unusual but in principal not objectionable.
The zoom and focus control rings feel reasonably smooth. Unfortunately
the front element rotates when focusing so using a polarizer is quite awkward.
Typical for older AF Nikkors the lens has no internal AF motor and
relies on a slotted drive screw operated by the camera.
The moderately noisy AF is quite fast.
|Equiv. focal length||42-105 mm (full format equivalent)|
|Equiv. aperture||f/5.3-f/6.8 (full format equivalent, in terms of depth-of-field)|
|Optical construction||8 elements in 7 groups inc. one hybrid aspherical element|
|Number of aperture blades||9|
|min. focus distance||0.4 m (max. magnification ratio 1:?)|
|Dimensions||68 x 71 mm|
|Filter size||52 mm (rotating)|
|Other features||Lens provides distance (D) information.|