From the serial number this Nikon 35 2.8 it was made in the mid to late 70's. It is a Pre-AI Nikkor lens, and has been modified to work with newer cameras, I.e. it has been AI'D. So the question is; is it worth it to convert this lense to fit today's Nikon cameras?
||6 elements in 6 groups
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Rear lens cap LF-1
63.5mm x 44.5mm
||7 straight blades
- Build quality
- IR/DOF markings
- Soft wide open, gets sharper @ f/4, good sharpness @ f/5.6
- Hot-spot @ f8 with IR
In my opinion it's not worth it to convert this lens to today's cameras. Especially since you can get the AI version for less then $100 second hand. The lens is soft @ f/2.8, it gets pretty sharp @ f/4, and it's excellent from f/5.6 to f/11. Note that the lens performs better at close range then infinity.
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Nikon AF 35mm f/2.0D From: $319.95 USD
Nikon 35mm f/1.4 AI-S From: $999.95 USD
Zeiss 35mm f/2 ZF Distagon T* From: $826.00 USD
Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF From: $569.95 USD
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR From: $1,239.99 USD
Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF From: $1,599.95 USD
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