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NikonNikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Autofocus Lens
 
4.5

(based on 27 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (19)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (15)
  • Easily interchangeable (14)
  • Consistent output (13)
  • Durable (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (19)
  • Weddings (8)
  • Low light (4)
  • Sports/action (4)
  • Night photography (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (9), Semi-pro photographer (9), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Winner

I keep looking at more expensive glass but can't come up with an excuse to replace this lens. The 20-35 is too heavy to lug around all day, the 14-24 won't take...Read complete review

I keep looking at more expensive glass but can't come up with an excuse to replace this lens. The 20-35 is too heavy to lug around all day, the 14-24 won't take filters, and the 16-35 is too long. This was [$] new and has taken great photos over the past 7 years with no problems. Shooting indoors without flash on the D700, with its incredible ISOs, there's no advantage in moving to a faster lens. Here's one lesson in 40 years of shooting: the heavy glass ends up staying in the bag. So I end up asking myself, why pay out well over $1000 for a lens that is hardly optically better, hogs room in the bag, and weighs too much to want to use often? You can knock off points for distortion and sharpness, but this lens deserves five stars for value, performance and quality in its price range.

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Good for the price

Not the same speed, build quality or optical quality of the 17-35mm 2.8 - but at one third the cost it's good to have Nikon glass. Stopped down it's much better than wide...Read complete review

Not the same speed, build quality or optical quality of the 17-35mm 2.8 - but at one third the cost it's good to have Nikon glass. Stopped down it's much better than wide open. I only use a lens of this focal range once in a while for sweeping views of the church, couple on the beach, all encompassing view of the reception venue. It's worth the $1000 savings for the frequency of use it receives. That being said, I will ultimately get the 17-35 (or the 14-24) just because I'm a stickler for the ultimate quality.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great travel lens!

By Tribecca

from Houston, TX

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Nikon Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Autofocus Lens:

    I love this lens. It's versatile, fairly light weight and perfect for landscapes and travel. I had the same lens for five years and traveled the world with it. On a recent trip it got smashed in a fall. I promptly replaced it with the exact same lens.

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    5.0

    love this lens

    By hayzens productions

    from greensboro nc

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video

      Comments about Nikon Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Autofocus Lens:

      i shoot video with this lens thru my panasonic gh3 using a 2/3 to f mount adapter.
      i also shoot thru a letus adapter on my jvc 750.
      great picture! goes great with the other f mount lens i have!

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      (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very gooood product

      By Burthon

      from Calexico, Ca.

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      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Nikon Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Autofocus Lens:

        I use this lens for landscape

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Lens

        By Mike D.

        from St Louis MO

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Great zoom range
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Nikon Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Autofocus Lens:

          I may have gotten the last one of these. Anyway, it fills a void in my system that has existed for way too long. Great zoom range. This one is built great, sharp, nice functionality. I'm glad I got it.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          WOW, cheap, light and very good!

          By lp

          from ca

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          Comments about Nikon Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Autofocus Lens:

          5 stars for overall value

          its very light

          does not flare! thats huge as i like to shoot into the sun

          close focus

          sharp

          get its, its great, let the lens snobs pay more for the 17-35. They are both super close by F8 where you are going to be using this

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Lens used on tripod

          By MGR

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Weak Casing

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Photography

          Comments about Nikon Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Autofocus Lens:

          I use this lens exclusively for landscapes and have been more than pleased with the results. It is very light weight and fits in my small bag easily despite the 77mm front. When shot on a tripod or monopod in the f5.6-f16 at low ISO's my lens is tack sharp and produces large prints with little trouble. Good job Nikon.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice wide angle

          By maestro

          from Marlton, NJ

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          Pros

          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Nikon Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Autofocus Lens:

            I use the lens for landscape photography.
            It a good lens for the money.
            I'm not crazy about the lens hood.

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            (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Been Great so far

            By Straz

            from College Station, TX

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor in Low Light
            • Slow Focus
            • Tough To Attach

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Nikon Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Autofocus Lens:

            I have used the product for Candid shots and some portraits. It gives a nice warmth to my images and does focus great. I have the kit lens 18-135 and really disliked the images I got from it. I bought this as some what of a replacement and am very happy so far. It is great for a wide angle that isn't going to break the bank. I bought the imported version and have issues with the lens cap (the one goes on the side that goes on the camera). It is extremely hard to get off and during a session actually cut my hand bad enough that I needed stiches. Might be worth it to buy the USA version.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very good for the price

            By Petekam

            from MD

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            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Nikon Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Autofocus Lens:

              Would have liked a wider lens but may hang up is it has to be a Nikon product so opted for this to save a thousand dollars or so. Great lens otherwise (Other wise meaning only 18mm.

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great on both my F5 & D90

              By Bob H.

              from Ladue, MO

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              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Nikon Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Autofocus Lens:

                It has been a long time since I've had a true wide angle. I'm quite impressed with the angle of view on my F5 and it is still wide enough on my D90. Speed seems very good with what I've shot so far. A lot of bang for your buck you might say.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A great buy

                By YF

                from Pleasant Grove, Utah

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                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Tough To Attach

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Nikon Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Autofocus Lens:

                The lens provides expected sharper image and brighter color contrast.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great lens with the right price....

                By Seth the photog

                from Manchester, VT.

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Nikon Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Autofocus Lens:

                  This is a great lens. I upgraded from the 18-70mm DX lens because I plan on getting an FX format camera. I didn't want to put down a ton of money for the 17-35mm lens and thought this would make a good fit.

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  A great wide angle lens for the price

                  By Turus

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Nikon Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Autofocus Lens:

                    I've been adding pro glass to my bag for some time but didn't have enough applications for wide-angle to justify the $1900+ price tag of the 14-24mm. This lens is relatively light, tack-sharp and has a very fast focus.

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                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good Price-Performance Balance

                    By George

                    from Milpitas, CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Nice Bokeh

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Nikon Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Autofocus Lens:

                      This lens was purchased just before a trip to Joshua Tree National Park for use on my D700. I could have used my Sigma 10-20mm from my D300 lens kit but, for the price, the Nikon 18-35mm looked like a good buy and preserved full image file size. While I noticed a slight amount of CA in one image, overall the 18-35mm worked very well.

                      I couldn't see the additional dollars for Nikon's 16-35mm f4 VR lens. I usually use a tripod or, if hiking, a monopod so the value of VR in a wide angle lens is marginal. And since I usually shoot at f8 or slower, Nikon's fast wide zooms aren't for me.

                      Having read a number of reviews I ordered the 18-35mm and am pleased with my decision.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great addition to my collection

                      By Deb

                      from Portland, OR

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Nikon Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Autofocus Lens:

                        Bought this based on the reviews... Have been looking for the right wide zoom for my film Nikon. I haven't used this too much yet, but have found it to be nice and sharp. Autofocus has worked very nicely. Also love that it is relatively lightweight; it doesn't hurt to carry it around as part of my lens kit :-). Have been using this for B&W landscape photos.

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                        4.0

                        like it

                        By princess

                        from st paul, mn

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Nikon Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Autofocus Lens:

                          this lens is nice, its what i was looking for, and needed, i use it mostly for snowboarding pictures and sometimes my fisheye is just tooo fishy so this is a great alternative.

                          the only thing is i wish it would have came with a little bag case...but im not crying over it :)

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Nice Lens

                          By Veggie Cris

                          from Bay Area, CA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about Nikon Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Autofocus Lens:

                            This is a very nice lens for photographing in tight spaces and/or to get good surrounding/environment in your shot.
                            Crisp, clean and clear, and lightweight. Very good lens, good price.

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                            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Great glass

                            By Rob

                            from Grand Rapids MI

                            About Me Pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Nice Bokeh

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Sports/Action
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Nikon Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Autofocus Lens:

                              Great glass for the price. Not super fast, but super sharp. Got rid of my 24mm 2.8 nikon lens and replaced it with this.

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                              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              GREAT LENS WOULD BUY AGAIN

                              By CHUCKYMER

                              from ACTON MASS

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Lightweight
                              • Rugged
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Nikon Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Autofocus Lens:

                                [...]THE LENS WORKS GREAT AND I HAD IT FOR CHRISTMAS

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                                (22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                A Winner

                                By wumo

                                from CT

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Nikon Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Autofocus Lens:

                                  I keep looking at more expensive glass but can't come up with an excuse to replace this lens. The 20-35 is too heavy to lug around all day, the 14-24 won't take filters, and the 16-35 is too long. This was [$] new and has taken great photos over the past 7 years with no problems. Shooting indoors without flash on the D700, with its incredible ISOs, there's no advantage in moving to a faster lens. Here's one lesson in 40 years of shooting: the heavy glass ends up staying in the bag. So I end up asking myself, why pay out well over $1000 for a lens that is hardly optically better, hogs room in the bag, and weighs too much to want to use often? You can knock off points for distortion and sharpness, but this lens deserves five stars for value, performance and quality in its price range.

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