Nikon 35-70 2.8d

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Cycletourer Regular Member • Posts: 456
Re: Nikon 35-70 2.8d

brandon77 wrote:

I’m looking to buy this lense after looking at many others, as the reviews seem very good. I was seeing if anyone has use this on the F100, and how it was.

I saw the 1 issue with flaring though I can get a lens hood for this. Thanks

Hi Brandon,

be wary of the 35-70mm lens.

Its notorious for the issue mentioned by Topi and Coasting above.

The results are as described.

I once looked for one of these lenses myself and saw quite a few copies, all with the separation issue which can be hard to see to the uninitiated.

I bought a supposedly good copy from eBay, only for it too to manifest the problem despite the seller claiming it didn't.

If memory serves I was able to spot the "clouding" of the lens by opening up the aperture and looking through whilst aiming at a light source, which in my case was a milk glass lampshade.

At the time there was lots posted online about the issue but I'm not sure how much there is today, it being a good ten years ago now when I was searching for a good copy.

I've since made different purchase choices.

Best of luck finding a good copy if your sold on the idea.

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