The Nikon Nikkor-O 35mm f/2 is another old Pre-AI lens for the Nikon F-Mount. These lenses need to be converted to work with Nikon's Dslr's (Pre-AI lenses will mount fine on the D40, D60). The conversion of these lenses is fairly easy to do (if you have the tools needed) The question is, is it worth it to convert this lens to fit today's cameras?
||8 elements in 6 groups
|Minimum focus distance:
||Front lens cap
Rear lens cap LF-1
63.5mm x 51.5mm
||7 straight blades
- DOF/IR markings
- Close focus performance.
- Infinity, this lens is way soft at infinity wide open.
- CA wide open, by f/4 it's gone.
- Pre-AI needs to be modified to fit safely on most of Nikon's Dslr's
Sweet spot of the lens is between f/4 and f/16.Close focus performance of this lens is outstanding. In my opinion it's not worth converting this lens. The Nikkor-O 35mm f/2 Pre-AI is pretty expensive still. The price difference between a Pre-AI and a AI lens is minimal.
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