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Nikon AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D

Nikon AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D
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34 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Nikon AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 68/100.

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Consumer review by: Ed (

Nikon AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D


I never used an AF product. I went from F3's straight to digital. One day I was in Goodwill of all places looking over their $4 point-'n-shoot cameras when I spotted a perfectly working N75 SLR body for the same price as all the others. Well, it's an...

Cheap. Decent photos

Plastic. Did I mention plastic

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: galton (

Nikon AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D


Metal mount version is perfectly adequate, compact and quick for casual use at a very reasonable price. Works well on most Nikon digitals (those that have the screw autofocus: D50 and most mid-level Nikons up). This is a moderate range zoom that is...

Size and ease of use are good, with quality pictures at a very low price. This is essentially a standard to moderate zoom replacement lens. Given the price, this is almost a disposable lens - in the good sense, if you break it, you won't be crying...

This is NOT a pro-level lens. For ultimate sharpness, use a prime. For best performance in a zoom, get the top-end ones. For sheer ruggedness, get a real top-end Nikon. For a fast lens (f2.8 and under), buy a fast lens ; Build quality is mediocre, but...

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: jk (

Nikon AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D


At first I thought this lens was alright. However after my camera failed I used an Olympus point and shoot camera in the same environment. When I got the pictures back the Nikon images were not as sharp, However they had better colour.I really dont...

Good for birthday parties, Fun snapshots. It's easy to use and light

Vingetting at certain zooms, Not very sharp

Sep, 2003

Consumer review by: tonybell7 (

Nikon AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D


This lens admitteldy takes some very decent photos, especially for the price. But I can't get by the construction. I feel totally ill-at-ease using it. Manual focus is a nightmare, the zoom feels toy-like and there's plastic plastic EVERYWHERE. I've...

OK photos for very cheap priceLIGHT weight

CHEAP FEEL, CHEAP LOOK, CHEAP ACTIONOK, this may be petty of me, but I can't live with it...and you may not be able to either.Somewhat limited range for zoom

Nov, 2002

Consumer review by: Joons Uhm (

Nikon AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D


I got old one with metal mount. Frankly I have to admit to say this lens is very good. Over the years, I have accumulated so called Finest 35mm lens,mostly prime,for minolta(my wife's system),Nikon, Canon. My favorate 35mm prime are 85/1.2 USM, 90/2.8...

Light, cheap, exellent value for the money

N/A for this cheap

Oct, 2002

Consumer review by: happysnappy123 (

Nikon AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D


I'm writing this review with respect to amateur quality lenses. The Nikkor 35mm~80mm f/4.0-f/5.6 is an excellent lens in terms of sharpness when compared to, say, a point and shoot lens. It is extremely well priced and you won't have difficulty finding...

Well priced, good price/quality ratio, better than point and shoot lenses, multi-coated elements, lightweight

Plastic EVERYWHERE, hard to manually focus due to small focus ring, a tad slow - could have been made as f/3.5-f/4.5 pretty easily, with perhaps a slightly larger barrel - not really suitable for night photos, very badly sealed - dust can get in easily...

Jun, 2002

Consumer review by: Dinesh (

Nikon AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D


Optically a reasonable lens. Even performance through zoom range and across frame. Not spectacular but you wouldn''t expect it at the price and just fine for up to 7x5 prints (haven''t tried larger I have to admit).Mechanics are fragile. It dropped,...

Low cost. Light and small

Feels horribly cheap and not precision instrument like (should this matter to you).Dreadful mechanical quality. I know it''s cheap but wonder if just adding a cost of say $5 to strengthen the mechanics would help Nikon preserve their reputation and...

Dec, 2001

Consumer review by: wes iwanski (

Nikon AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D


This lens is a piece of crap. It lacks sharpness. It came with my N60. I added Nikkor 80-200, which takes much better pictures, and now I''m shopping for a better "standard" zoom.

Size and price

Sharpness - or lack of it. All plastic construction

Sep, 2001

Consumer review by: Tim Lee (

Nikon AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D


This was the first lens I had, and I thought it wonderfull as a beginners. I would highly recomend it to anyperson looking into a cheap SLR kit to try out. But, if you get serious about photography, don't expect to be 100% satisfied by enlargements...

cheap, lightweight, 52mm filter, reasonably smooth zoom, very smooth focusing ring

very skinny focusing ring, Slow, only average glass

Aug, 2001

Consumer review by: Robert Maxfield (

Nikon AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D


I found myself with in need of a camera in San Jose. An Olympus OM-3 or 4 was not to be had and I decided to go back to Nikon's. Not wanting to spend a lot of money I bought an N-70 package with this lens. Very pleased with the performance. It's...

Light weight, low cost, mine is really sharp, close focus range is fantastic

Plastic mount, case is lightly made but optics are very good

Aug, 2001