Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF AF Nikkor Review Round-Up


If you own or have used this lens, let us know what you think in the comments below! Get information and user reviews for this lens at Amazon: Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF AF Zoom Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

Photo Zone

The Nikkor AF 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED is capable to produce very good to excellent images when shooting at and beyond f/5.6. At max. aperture the border performance is far less impressive due to the lack of contrast and resolution (specifically at 35mm). The level of distortions is very high at 18mm so it’s not a lens that you’d use for serious architecture photography. Vignetting is generally a non-issue whereas lateral CAs are very pronounced at 18mm (less so beyond). The build quality of the lens is fine for a consumer grade lens although it’s nothing to rave about either. All-in-all the lens had its time but there’re simply better alternatives out there by now. … READ FULL REVIEW

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SLR Gear

The Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 is a good-performing, well-built, smoothly-operating wide-to-normal zoom lens. If you frequently find yourself shooting within its focal length range, it would be a good step up from typical kit lenses. … READ FULL REVIEW

Not a professional build, especially the clunky aperture ring. Still, it’s solid, and the focus and zoom rings are smooth, if not silky. No depth of field scale. Wide open you’ll certainly see a moderate amount of softness in the corners at 18mm. As you stop down (or zoom in), the softness becomes acceptable and barely noticeable. On a digital body it shines. Get rid of the corners and this lens does quite well. D1 and D100 owners will like this lens. Decent value for 35mm users, great value for digital users. “¦READ FULL REVIEW

Ken Rockwell

This is a fun little lens and it makes great sharp images far better than it has any right to. Unless you have a spare extra $1,000 in your pocket or need low distortion then this is the clear winner. “¦ READ FULL REVIEW

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