I'm looking for a lens, can you help?...

If any of you currently shoot (or have shot) with the Nikon 35-70mm 2.8 lens I would love to hear about your experiences with it (and feel free to share an image or two).

I've pretty much made up my mind to get one, but having others confirm that it's a wise purchase is a good thing.

In my bag I have a Nikon 17-55 2.8 and an 80-200 2.8 but would like to fill the "gap" between the two. You would also find a Nikon 18-200 in there, but it's focusing speed is measured with a calendar, not a stop watch. It's a great vacation and outdoor shooting lens, but just too darn slow for any inside work (like weddings and receptions).

Lastly, if you know of one for sale (other than eBay) please let me know. Thanks.


Mister Ian said...

I've got an old 35 - 70 which I loved on film but I have found (unscientifically) that it is prone to hazy images if there is any backlighting on digital. So I don't use it. If I get time perhaps I could prove or disprove this in a test against my newer 24 - 70. The 18 to 200 is a great lens for travel etc. but prone to dust internally and once it gets dusty inside backlighting is a problem also. The images come up with many spots!

Marco said...

Hi Scott,

You can find many example pictures of the Nikon 35-70 here here: http://www.pixel-peeper.com/lenses/?lens=199

Grtz Marco Tenback