- Model name: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED
- Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
- Format : FX / APS-C / Crop Sensor
- Mounts: Nikon F
- Color: Black
- Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Compatible on both the FX and DX format DSLRs from Nikon, the F mount AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED lens is a good bargain for the price. The f/3.5 at its widest gives a decent amount of bokeh which a portraiture enthusiast would love. This lens competes with several of Nikon’s own wide angle zoom lenses but the bargain price makes it a better option.
There are 11 lens elements arranged in 8 groups and the diaphragm is made up with 7 rounded blades. The lens has ED (Extra-low dispersion) glass elements which reduces dispersion and has AS (Aspherical elements) which reduces chromatic and other types of aberration. Internal Focusing (IF) technology ensures that only the internal elements of the lens moves when focusing and the final length of the lens never changes even when the lens is fully zoomed-in.
The 18-35mm feels and actually does contain a lot more plastic than some of its competitors. But what it lacks in feel and build quality, it makes up in performance and pricing. The AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED is certainly a sharp lens and is a bargain compared to some of the other wide angle zoom lenses offered from Nikon.
The lens has a large filter thread specification of 77mm. The weight of the lens is approx 370 grams. The focusing distance of the lens is 13″. The minimum f/stop is f/22. The lens comes with a HB-23 Hood, a 77mm lens cap for the front end and a rear lens cap. AF not supported by D40 and D60 cameras. Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H
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Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF ED Lens Specifications
|Construction||13 elements in 10 groups (2 ED glass elements and 3 aspherical lenses)|
|Angle||104° – 62° [79° – 44° with Nikon digital cameras (Nikon DX format)]|
|Closest focusing distance||0.28m (through the entire focal range)|
|Maximum reproduction ratio||1/4.6|
|No. of diaphragm blades||9 (rounded)|
|Diameter x length(extension from lens mount)||Appproximately 82.5 x 106 mm/3.2 x 4.2 in.|
|Weight||Approximately 745 g/26.3 oz.|
|Accessories||77mm snap-on front lens cap, Rear lens cap LF-1, Bayonet Hood HB-23, Hard Case CL-76|