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Nikon 85mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor

1931NCP_180
Review Date: Oct 3, 2011 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Low weight, large aperture, small.
Cons:
at this price, none.

I use mine on a D700. I can't say it's gets THAT much use, as I have the 70-200VRII, which gives greater working distance, and has VR for static subjects in low light.

Auto focus is plenty fast with my D700. I wouldn't say it's noisy to the point that it's distracting. It's not often I go from mfd to infinity from shot to shot, so anyone who says af-d lenses are noisy is exaggerating.

Wide open the 70-200VRII has more contrast, but that's to be expected. For close portraits where you want a lens that's a little more discrete and for low light where you need something faster than f2.8, I like it. Stop down f2.2 or so, and it sharpens up nicely.


 
Nikon 35mm f/2D AF Nikkor

1923NCP_180
Review Date: Nov 29, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Light, Excellent minimum focusing distance, F2, close to standard 50mm on APSC DSLR
Cons:
A bit plasticy

This is my first prime lens since I've got my D80. This lens is brilliant. It's size and I.Q are top notch. F2 is a little soft as expected, but by f2.8 its tack sharp. I could have gone for the 50mm f1.8, but I figured I'd just be kicking myself every time I was in an enclosed space and had to back up more just to get what I was seeing into the frame. The 35mm on APSC is more of a standard lens than the 50mm and that is what makes this lens so great.

The thing I love most about this lens it its minimum focusing distance, at around 15cm from front of lens. Sweet Smile

Overall nothing really negative I can say about this puppy. Feels a tad plasticy, but more than makes up for that with what it produces.