Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D (II) Review

01/08/2015 - 02:33
Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D




Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f / 3.5-5.6 AF-D is a kit zoom lens for film cameras Nikon F. Produces only two years, from 1999 throught 2001 after which it was replaced to a Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm 1: 3.3-5.6 G.

 

Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D (II) Specs

Focal length: 28-80mm
Aperture: f/3.5-5.6 – f/22
Weight (gr): 265
Length (mm): 87,5
Filter Ø (mm.): 58
Aperture blades: 7
Min. Focus distance (m.): 0,4

 

Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D Handling and Mechanics

The lens is made of plastic, has a wide rubberized zoom ring.

Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D (II)

The lens has autofocus, also provided a narrow plastic ring for manual focus, placed in front, but to work in manual mode, it is inconvenient, and the focusing ring ​​rotated about 45 degrees.

There is also an aperture ring manual setup.

Zooming to a range of an 80mm lens extends approximately 3cm. When focusing front element rotates.

During 8 years active using, it stayed well, minimal backlash, erasers all great powers. Can not be said about some modern lenses like a Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8, where after a year use the zoom ring gum swells.

 

Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D (II) Exapmle Photos

All photos were taken on the camera Nikon D70s. RAW export with minimal postprocessing.

 

Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D Sharpness

The lens shows good sharpness at all focal length range.

Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D (II) sample photos people

38 mm f/ 4

Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D (II) sample photos tropics

48 mm f/ 5

Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D (II) sample photos children

38 mm f/ 4

Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D (II) sample photos girl

52 mm f/ 4.8

Focus failures do not happen often. Almost always it was possible to get a good result.

 

Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D Character

There is much nothing to say, something special would expect from a kit lens is not necessary.

Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D (II) sample photos girl portrait

80 mm f/ 5.6

Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D (II) sample photos ukrainians

34 mm f/ 3.8

Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D (II) sample photos reportage

50 mm f/ 4.8

 

Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D Contrast and Color Render

As can be seen color reproduction weighs closer to the film, the colors are not as saturated as modern kit lenses, but there is something positive.

Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D (II) sample photos woman portrait

50 mm f/ 4.8

Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D (II) sample photos girl portrait

40 mm f/ 4.2

Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D (II) sample photos boy portrait

40 mm f/ 4.2

Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D (II) sample photos artek

50 mm f/ 4.8

Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D (II) sample photos park

70 mm f/ 5.6

Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D (II) sample photos sea

48 mm f/ 9

Contrast is good, but worse than modern lenses.

 

Personal Experience
I have used this lens for about 6 years on the camera Nikon D70s.

Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D (II) sample photos flag

80 mm f/ 5,6

Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D (II) sample photos artek

62 mm f/ 11

It is associated with the best memories, and I liked it more than the Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6GII ED. Yet for APS-C sensor cameras angle focal length of 28 mm is not enough.





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