Nikon 35mm f/2D AF

Last updated (13 May’13):
- Review by Lenstip

Nikon 35mm f/2D AF is a wide-angle lens features 35mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f2.8. The lens construction has 6 elements in 5 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 62 degrees (35mm format), 44 degrees (Nikon DX format). Closest focusing distance at 0.85 feet and has a filter size of 52mm. The Nikon 35mm f/2D AF lens weighs 7.2 ounces and it measures 2.5 inches in diameter and 1.7 inches long.

Nikon 35mm f/2D AF
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Expert Reviews

Nikon 35mm f/2D AF Reviews

Lenstip reviews the Nikon 35mm f/2D AF and writes;
Pros:compact but quite solid build, very good frame center picture quality, good frame corner picture quality from f/4.0, small chromatic aberration, low distortion, astigmatism well – controlled, few problems with the against the light work, autofocus quick and accurate. Cons: low frame corner picture quality at f/2.0 and f/2.8, high vignetting on both sensors types (DX and FX), coma- prone. “
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SLRLensreview reviews the Nikon 35mm f/2D AF and writes;
“Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D is a good example of a fast wide angle lens that delivers decent performance characteristics at reasonable price… Handling of artifacts such as color fringing, flare and distortion is clearly as good in this lens as in any other, more expensive model.”
rating: N/A reviews the Nikon 35mm f/2D AF and writes;
“For a modest cost lens, the optical performance is still good, especially for DX users. In the center of the frame this lens is reasonably sharp across all apertures. There’s little benefit to stopping down for more center sharpness… I was surprised to find that lateral chromatic aberration (side to side) is pretty well controlled on this lens.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Photozone reviews the Nikon 35mm f/2D AF and writes;
“The Nikkor AF 35mm f/2D is a very decent performer and a worthy standard lens on APS-C DSLRs. The resolution figures are very impressive especially at medium aperture settings where the performance is as good as it gets on the D200. “
Rating: ★★★★☆ reviews the Nikon 35mm f/2D AF and writes;
“This lens produces excellent, sharp images. I only noticed a bit of flare under some extreme conditions and there seems to be a slight tendency to barrel distortion. Other than that, I am very happy with this lens… Small, light, well built and great optical quality. If you like the picture angle of a 35mm lens, the AF 35/2D is a very good choice.”
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Nikon 35mm f/2D AF User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Nikon 35mm f/2D AF Specifications

Lens-making is an art–Nikon artisans craft Nikkor optics from the finest materials, taking pride in adding their intellect and technique to bring the world’s finest lenses to life. They push the leading edge of lens-making in their effort to provide the “glass” that makes the world’s greatest pictures.

AF Nikkor lenses work with Nikon SLRs for optimal performance, even the very latest. The Nikon 35mm f2D AF Nikkor is a compact, lightweight wide-angle lens constructed with superb optical design for architecture, wedding, and landscape photography. It features 62-degree (44-degree with Nikon DX format) picture coverage with edge-to-edge sharpness. The perfect lens for the photographer on the go, the fast f2 maximum aperture makes this ideal for low light, hand-held shooting. It also weighs an exceptionally light 7.2 ounces and boasts a 0.85-foot close focusing distance.

Nikon Super Integrated Coating ensures exceptional performance
To enhance the performance of its optical lens elements, Nikon employs an exclusive multilayer lens coating that helps reduce ghost and flare to a negligible level. Nikon Super Integrated Coating achieves a number of objectives, including minimized reflection in the wider wavelength range and superior color balance and reproduction. Nikon Super Integrated Coating is especially effective for lenses with a large number of elements, like our Zoom-Nikkors. Also, Nikon’s multilayer coating process is tailored to the design of each particular lens. The number of coatings applied to each lens element is carefully calculated to match the lens type and glass used, and also to assure the uniform color balance that characterizes Nikkor lenses. This results in lenses that meet much higher standards than the rest of the industry.

Distance information
D-type and G-type Nikkors relay subject-to-camera distance information to AF Nikon camera bodies. This then makes possible advances like 3D Matrix Metering and 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash. Note: D-type and G-type Nikkors provide distance information to the following cameras: Auto exposure; F6, F5, F100, F90X, F80, F75, F70, F65, F60, F55, F50, Pronea S, Pronea 600i, D2 series, D1 series, D100 and D70s/D70. Flash control; F6, F5, F100, F90X, F80, F75, F70, D2 series, D1 series, D100, and D70s/D70 cameras.

What’s in the Box:
Lens, 52mm snap-on front lens cap, rear lens cap LF-1.

See also: Lens Reviews | Nikon Lenses

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