Nikon AF NIKKOR 20-35mm f/2.8D IF

Nikon AF NIKKOR 20-35mm f/2.8D IF

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 20-35mm f/2.8D IF

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 1993-01-01

MSRP Price: $616

Made in: Japan

Production Status: Discontinued

Lens Description: High-performance, high-speed, ultra-wideangle zoom lens.

Nikon AF NIKKOR 20-35mm f/2.8D IF Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length20-35mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)FX
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio1.75x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:8.8
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximim Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)94°-62°
Optical Information
Lens Elements14
Lens Groups11
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.5m
Filter Information
Filter Size77mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-in
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions82 x 94mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

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I’ve been looking to add a 35 f1.4!to my kit when I saw a video by the Angry Photographer. HIs video agrees with this review, so I decided to look for a clean used specie . I found an E+ used model locally for $699. I believe I’ll go and offer $600, and see what happens. Otherwise I’m going to buy a Sigma 35 ART to match my 50 f1.4 which i am quite happy with.
I’m shooting landscapes wit my D800 and Nikon Holy Trinity. I also have a Nikon 9105 f2 DC which is also an older Japanese D lens of fantastic quality.


A top quality zoom lens and very expensive aspherical glass element made with precision ground glass. Some shots have CA if you shoot toward bright lights like the sun. Some Out of focus visual fuzziness and mostly in DOF. Never a problem for me and this lens is better than sharp ! Built to take a beating and still work. Small and light to me and perfect for photojournalism work. This lens works fine on DX and FX bodies and you will be happy with the results. Don’t use a filter when shooting and try to keep away from direct light sources like any 20 mm lens and keep the front glass clean. I won’t trade or sell mine because the replacement is the 17-35mm 2.8 zoom made with plastic lenses inside and plastic can get an oil film on it when left in the hot sun ! You can’t clean it off because it is deep inside the lens. A real workhorse lens ! Just get one and use it ,if,you can find a nice one !