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Nikon 70-210mm f/4-5.6D AF

70-210
Review Date: Jun 4, 2013 Recommend? | Price paid: $140.00

 
Pros: Weight!
Cons:
None Noted

UPDATE:
Still using this 70-210 lens and sold my 80-200 F2.8 AF-D (Thank God!). What a tremendous weight difference!


 
Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S

1960NAS_180
Review Date: Oct 19, 2012 Recommend? | Price paid: $1,199.00

 
Pros: It'a well built Nikkor! End of story...
Cons:
None that I've seen.

I just got back from a 4,000 mile road trip out west. I took this lens, a 50 and a 80-200. This lens saw about 90% of the work on my FM2N & F3T. On film, this lens is spectacular! The colors, the contrast, the flare & ghosting resistance. The slides came out very, very well. No complaints here.

 
Nikon 70-210mm f/4-5.6D AF

70-210
Review Date: May 1, 2012 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $140.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Light weight, Light weight, Light weight. Good range. Great stiffness on the push-pull (No slop). It feels very solid.
Cons:
None Really Noted

I have the non D version. I really have no complaints about this lens whatsoever. I don't need the D version for faster focus I shoot manual cameras only. For the price I paid, it is in mint to like-new shape. No dust inside and the elements were crystal clean. I couldn't find a mark on it (I tried). Whoever had this lens before me took extra care with it. Like I do with my lenses. I still have my AF 80-200 F2.8D ED, but after carrying that awhile, it really does give my arm and back a workout (hell, I'm 65 years old). And then I put the 70-210 on my F3 or FM2N. Feels like a featherweight compared. Losing a little over a stop with the 70-210 is really not that bad. No complaints on the sharpness or contrast. Bottom line, "it's a steal for the deal".

 
Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF

1986NAS_180
Review Date: Nov 17, 2011 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: The Nikkor Build!!!!!
Cons:
None noted

What can I say? Built like a tank and weighs as one too. Great ED glass (3). SIC on the lens elements and very, very sharp! Think I paid about $700 for mine brand new. I hear they've gone up a bit since then. That's what I call an investment!

 
Nikon 85mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor

1931NCP_180
Review Date: Nov 17, 2011 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Optics are excellent in my opinion. Also has SIC on the lens elements.
Cons:
Not much really.

Optically an excellent lens. Extremely sharp and a fast aperture. Not crazy about the plastic build but still it looks tough enough for the field. I wish the focus ring had a bit more "damping" to it. Other than that is produces some pretty darn good shots. Low distortion and low CA's make it a very good lens.

 
Nikon 24mm f/2.8D AF Nikkor

1919NCP_180
Review Date: Nov 17, 2011 Recommend? no | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 3 

 
Pros: Nothing compared to the manual version of this lens.
Cons:
Too Much Plastic...

I personally wouldn't switch my manual focus 24 lens for this one. I have a latest version of the manual focus with SIC. It a great lens. This one looks too fragile.

 
Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S

1960NAS_180
Review Date: Feb 4, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros:
Cons:

In my opinion this lens is a better film lens than a digital lens. On film this lens is a "keeper". No complaint about it whatsoever.