Nikon 75-150mm f/3.5 Series E Manual Focus Review Round-Up

nikon-75-150mm-f35-series-e-manual-focus1If you own or have used this lens, let us know what you think! Leave your comments and thoughts below.

Thom Hogan

This is one of Nikon’s best telephoto zoom designs. Wide open, the lens is reasonably sharp, certainly far better than you’d have any right to expect with an inexpensive lens. The large maximum aperture and focal range make this an excellent portrait lens. 150mm doesn’t get you very far into the true telephoto range. If you can live with that as your top focal length, you’ll be happy with the performance. Even if you find an example that’s still relatively stiff, the Nikkor one-touch zooms all had a proclivity to develop lens creep with use. An inconvenience, to be sure, but considering the performance of the lens, one that I can overlook. READ FULL REVIEW

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Ken Rockwell

By all means if you want a small, fast short manual-focus telephoto zoom this is the one to get. It’s sharp all the time in the center and gets a little softer at 150mm or in the far corners, nothing noticeable unless you are shooting special targets on slide film and then looking at them at 22x magnification. For normal portraiture and anything else for which you should be using this lens it’s just wonderful: sharp, fast, easy to use and carry, inexpensive and durable. The ideal focal range and narrow (2X) zoom range imply it is an easy lens to design for high performance. “¦ READ FULL REVIEW

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  1. I agree with Thom, one of the THE best designs from Nikon. One lens I would never sell. It matches in resolution, sharpness and contrast to my 80-200 F2.8ED. (Without the weight). It’s a jewel of a lens!!

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