Nikon AF NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED

Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF ED

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 2000-08-29

MSRP Price: $609

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: Versatile, high-performance wide angle zoom with Internal Focusing (IF) design for smoother, faster AF.

Photography Life Review Summary: The Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED is a poor lens optically when mounted on a full-frame camera. While it can reach good resolution figures when stopped down to f/8 in the center, its mid-frame performance is rather weak and its corners are even worse. The lens also suffers from nasty distortion, heavy vignetting and chromatic aberration levels. It does not look as bad when mounted on APS-C cameras though (since the corners get chopped off), so distortion and vignetting issues are generally not an issue. Simply put, the Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED is not designed for modern high resolution full-frame DSLRs like Nikon D600 and D800. Read the full Nikon AF NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED Review by Photography Life.

Nikon AF NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length18-35mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)Nikon FX/35mm Film Nikon DX, 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor Canon (APS-C)
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio1.9x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.15x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximim Aperturef/3.5
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)76°
Minimum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)44°
Maximum Angle of View (Full Frame format)100°
Minimum Angle of View (Full Frame format)62°
Optical Information
Lens Elements11
Lens Groups8
Diaphragm Blades7
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements1
Aspherical Elements1
Nano Crystal CoatNo
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)No
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.33m
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size77mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarNo
Dimensions91.4 x 81.2mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction

Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF ED LDiagramm

MTF Chart

Nikkor 18-35mm f3.5-4.5D IF ED chart 1 Nikkor 18-35mm f3.5-4.5D IF ED chart 2

Sample Images

Nikon 18-35mm AF-D Sample (7) Nikon 18-35mm AF-D Sample (6)

Nikon 18-35mm AF-D Sample (2) Nikon 18-35mm AF-D Sample (1)

Reader Interactions

User Reviews

  1. Michael
    April 22, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    I have had this lens for 15 years. I must agree with the review. The corners are never very good, across the F-stop range. As a film shooter that did not seem so bad, but when you shoot with camera as capable as a D800, this lens is just not up to the task. The up side is that it is nice and light and small too, so good when that is really important.

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