Monday, May 27, 2019

Twin Towers, AF Nikkor 28-70mm F3.5~4.5 D

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Twin Towers, AF Nikkor 28-70mm F3.5~4.5 D

'Analog Diary - In the waterscape gardens of Suria KLCC with the AF Nikkor 28-70mm F3.5~4.5 D'

I was in the waterscape forecourt of the Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC, with the AF Nikkor 28-70mm F3.5~4.5 D but realizes that the lens was not wide enough for me to pull in both of the twins into a single frame. While planning for another session with another lens that might be able to capture what I wanted, I did spend some time at the location and manage to come up with the other images.

AF Nikkor 28-70mm F3.5~4.5 D
The AF Nikkor 28-70mm F3.5~4.5 D was a new addition to my collection, and it worked rather well mounted on the Nikon F801s. Images were sharp and clear, with good contrast, and looks to be a good performer if you are looking for a standard zoom that has a wider front end.

The lens was formally introduced paired as a kit lens to the Nikon F100 when the camera was first introduced. It is comparatively small and compact, a lightweight, and was accoladed as being the fastest and best super-compact midrange zoom ever made by Nikon.

The lens is quite a handler as well, with both focus and zoom control rings being reasonably smooth. This is aside from the front element that rotates during focusing, which makes the use of a polarizing filter rather awkward. Autofocusing is operated by a slotted drive screw operated by the camera.

The AF Nikkor 28-70mm F3.5~4.5 was also Nikon's first hybrid aspherical lens, has a 9-blade diaphragm, and is compact enough to be used with a camera's built-in flash even at 28mm. The lens feels solid with its good quality polycarbonate and metal mount construction.

Nikon F801s, AF Nikkor 28-70mm F3.5~4.5 D

Images were captured on an expired roll of Fujifilm Superia 200, post-processed on Olympus Viewer 3 (OV3), and print sharpened on Google NIK Sharpener Pro3.


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