A Nikon AF-Nikkor 35-70mm fast F/2.8 professional macro zoom lens for spares or repair. The lens has internal haze affecting image contrast.
Please read this carefully and only bid if you understand the nature of the defect and that it may not be repairable.
Externally it has signs of very light use only, no dents or scratches, near mint actually. Markings are clear and readable. The 7 blade aperture operates correctly and snappily with no sign of oil on the blades. Focus and zoom actions are smooth and light and the macro function operates correctly. The filter thread is undamaged. Note this has screw driven focus which requires a camera with an in-body focus motor to autofocus (last picture).
The lens has haze on or between an internal element or elements, possibly caused by deterioration of the material between cemented elements – the lens has 15 elements in 12 groups. I believe this is a common problem with these lenses, and it may be difficult or impossible to remove. It’s hard to photograph the rather patchy haze accurately, the attached pictures 6 & 7 are the best I could do. The lens is usable and I’ve tested it on my D200 with sample images attached, which are exactly as they came off the camera apart from resizing. The effect of the haze will probably be seen as flare and lack of contrast particularly with a strong source of light in front.
Apart from the haze there’s no obvious coating damage or fungus. Some internal dust is present.
With Nikon original front and rear caps, the correct HB-1 bayonet hood, and a Hoya 62mm skylight filter.
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