Recommend? yes |
Price paid: Not Indicated
| Rating: 8
sharp corner to corner @ f/8 and above, good contrast, very little flare when sun in or near frame, nice bokeh @ 85mm wide-open.
zoom creep sometimes when tilted down
Found this little beauty tucked away on a shelf at fotofile in Bangkok for $bht 8,800 (circa. $265 US). I was looking for a second-hand 35-70mm f/2.8 but decided to give it a look and boy am I glad I did. This is a great all-rounder on my D700. No de-centring and sharp into the very corners at f/8 (no corner USM required). Capture NX2 handles automatic correction of any distortion and chroma and with the high ISO of the D700 for all practical purposes this lens becomes a no-compromise lens for GP photography.