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Nikon 28-100mm f/3.5-5.6G Zoom-Nikkor 35mm Zoom

4 star rating
                      4 / 5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $125.00

  • Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Lens TypeZoom Lens
    Focal Length28mm - 100mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/3.5-f/5.6
    Min Aperturef/22
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance22.8 in
    Picture Angle24.2 - 74 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size62 mm
    Groups / Elements8 Elements in 6 Groups
    Diameter2.7 in
    Length3.1 in
    Weight8.6 oz
    Product ID20724785

Product Description

  • Aperture range: f/3.5-22
  • Ultra-compact and 8.6 oz light

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by brookies a Professional

    Date Reviewed: November 8, 2010

    Strengths:    Super sharp!
    light weight
    enough range to be the only lens in the bag

    Weaknesses:    Bad bokeh, very harsh and donut-like

    Bottom Line:   
    A very underrated lens. no one using it, very few reviews can be found on the net.
    The lens is very sharp at all setting, very light weight, very easy to carry on travel. the only problem is it has a bad bokeh.

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    Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

    Price Paid:    $90.00

    Purchased At:   friend

    Similar Products Used:   Nikon

    Type of photography:   People

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Dan a Expert

    Date Reviewed: October 26, 2010

    Strengths:    Broad focal length range
    Standard 62mm

    Weaknesses:    Poor design
    Low build quality

    Bottom Line:   
    A lightweight, broad range (y) lens from Nikon would normally cost hundreds and hundreds of pounds and of the very finest build quality. But at £140, it is cheap, and as a result the quality is not as good as it could be. The zoom ring has a vaguely 'scratchy' nature, and the turn rate to zoom rate ratio is not linear, meaning that part of the ring zooms faster than another part. This could present a problem for newer DSLRs that can shoot video.
    The focus ring is small and would be near to impossible to operate with a lens hood.
    The diameter is 62mm, so very standard and easy to find accessories for. Unlike some lenses I've used before with 57mm or something bizarre like that.

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    Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

    Price Paid:    $140.00

    Purchased At:   Perfect Pictures

    Similar Products Used:   Nikon 18-55mm VR
    Tamron 70-300mm
    Nikon 18-105 VR
    Nikon 600mm
    Tamron 10-24mm

    Type of photography:   Other

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Franglais a Expert from Paris

    Date Reviewed: November 16, 2003

    Strengths:    Light weight. Feels much better than the 28-80 (which I traded in). Very low cost.

    Weaknesses:    Distortion at 28mm is quite noticable for landscapes. Not quite as sharp as the other lenses unless used at f8 or f11

    Bottom Line:   
    This lens came as a kit with the F75, which I use as my "throw-away" camera for risky situations. I prefer the more "noble" lenses from Nikon but even this lens is very good once you close it down two stops.

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    Duration Product Used:   21+ years

    Purchased At:   FNAC Velizy

    Similar Products Used:   Nikon 28-80 f35-5.6 (plastic)
    Nikon 28-70 f3.5-4.5 (metal/plastic)
    Nikon 28-70 f2.8 (metal)

    Type of photography:   Outdoor

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Marm a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: November 6, 2003

    Strengths:    -very good for this price optically
    -good zoom range

    Weaknesses:    -bad build
    -G design!

    Bottom Line:   
    I got this lens in kit with my F80(N80). I was given the choice between this and the 28-80G, and chose this for the greater vresatility it offered. While the optical results aren't that bad at all, for such a cheap lens, the main area of complaint is in the build. The standard of construction and the materials used (shiny plastic) are toylike at best. The plastic lens mount is suspect, as is the unspeakably bad maual focusing ring. IT is also ugly. A major complain is its "G" type design, lacking, as it does, an aperture ring. The drive over the last ten years has beeen to shift control from the lens to the camera body. This is good as it allows greater control over aperture, but requires the lens to be set to max (or min) aperture. Those manufaturers that stated from scratch with autofocus CCannon, Minolta) understandably removed the ring from the lens altogether, to prevent mistakes. Nikon, however, retained the ubiquetous F mount, and so AF lenses fitted manual cameras and vice versa. This is a very good thing, but Nikon have abandoned this comendible measure in the G lenses. Why? The D lenses ofered aperture lock, so there were no problems. A step in the wrong direction. Don't get this unless your camera comes with it, and anyway trade it in for the 29-105D. Better in every way, that one.

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    Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

    Purchased At:   Jessops, Wigan , UK

    Type of photography:   Outdoor

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by avole a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: June 16, 2003

    Strengths:    Very good results for a zoom. Displays similar lens characteristics to other lenses in the range, making film selection a doddle.

    Weaknesses:    That rotating mount, and no aperture ring.

    Bottom Line:   
    OK, this is a zoom, so don't expect the quality of a fixed focal length. Distortion, sharpness (or though less so than you might believe)and speed all suffer. What you buy is convenience, which is what this lens is all about.

    When I first got this lens I ran some test up against the 50mm 1.8, and found that it's surprisingly good, especially in terms of contrast and sharpness. You have to stop it down at least 2 stops, but from then on performance is up there with the fixed focus lens at 50mm. At either end of the zoom range its the distortion that suffers,as is to be expected, but its not half bad by any means.

    I've used Canon FD series zooms costing more than twice the price, plus some recent Pentax zooms, and I have to say this lens is better than the Canons for sharpness and contrast, though not for distortion. As to the Pentax, well, the Pentax 35-70 is a great lens let down by fragile build quality, while the others in the series vary so much it's as though there's no single design philosophy for the series.

    I've used this lens far more than expected, partly because of the convenience factor but also because you can enlarge above 10x8 without too many qualms.

    The problems have been described in other reviews. If you want to use a polaroid, learn patience, and if you like manual aperture rings go elsewhere. I'm not going to query build quality at the lens current bargain price.

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    Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   FNAC

    Similar Products Used:   Canon, Pentax, Minolta

    Type of photography:   Other

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