Nikon Nikkor 35 mm f / 2.8 Ai would have gotten an A in the test if he had a more artistic hips... However, it is hips it has a standard for this type of lens. Therefore, only a solid "four". But is that not enough?

The NNikon Nikkor 35 mm f / 2.8 Ai is considered one of the most inexpensive wide-angle lenses from this company. Nevertheless, its optical qualities remain at their best. Open sharpness is excellent, vignetting is subtle, and distortion is generally subtle. As Ken Rockwell writes about geometric distortions, they are "... one of the lowest that I have seen on Nikon lenses - both wide-angle fixes and zooms."
The only thing in which Nikon Nikkor 35 mm f / 2.8 Ai is inferior to the famous Nikon 28mm f / 2.8 AI-S Is the nature of the background blur. His bokeh is somewhat variegated, sometimes a little nervous - in contrast to the softness and picturesqueness of his wider brother.
However, their price tag also differs by an order of magnitude. Therefore, by purchasing the Nikon Nikkor 35 mm f / 2.8 Ai, you can be confident in the result, shooting landscapes and architecture. Well, and flowers, mushrooms and berries ... take a spare lens. However, am I scaring you too much? Let's start viewing test photos with mushrooms and flowers!

Nikon Nikkor 35 mm f / 2.8 Ai sample photo


  1. Nikon (manufacturer)
  2. Nikon DX 18-135mm f / 3.5-5.6G ED AF-S Nikon F
  3. AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6G VR
  4. Nikon 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor lens
  5. Nikon Nikkor-PC 180 mm f / 2.8 Nikon F
  6. Nikon Nikkor-HC 50mm f2.0 Nikon F
  7. Nikon Micro Nikkor 200 mm f / 4 IF Ai Nikon F
  8. Nikon Nikkor 135mm f3.5 Ai Nikon F
  9. Nikon Nikkor 28-45mm f / 4.5 Nikon F
  10. Nikon Nikkor-S 5.8 cm f / 1.4 non-Ai Nikon S
  11. Nikon Nikkor 50mm f / 2 Nikon S
  12. Nikon Nikkor 300 mm f / 4.5 Ai Nikon F
  13. Nikon Nikkor 80-200 mm f / 4.5 Ai New Nikon F
  14. Nikon Nikkor 35-70 mm f / 3.3-4.5 Ai-S
  15. Nikon 28mm f / 2.8 AI-S
  16. Nikon Nikkor 35 mm f / 2.8 Ai
  17. Nikon 24-120mm f / 4G ED VR AF-S Nikkor
  18. Nikkor 50 1.4
  19. Nikkor 50 1.8D
  20. Nikon series E 50 1.8
  21. Nikon Nikkor DX 35mm f1.8

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