Nikon Nikkor AF 28-85mm f3.5-4.5

BrianS

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
Beautiful pictures. The third image of the men in the boat really leaps out- the clarity of color of the men and the boat against a hazy background is hard to capture.

I always liked this lens- first one traded with an N8008 for a Nikon RF that the owner was told my the camera shop- it's too old to be worth anything. That was over 20 years ago. Second one- picked up cheap, and gave it to a student.

Reminds me to look on Ebay for another one for my Df.
Edit- Found a 28~105 AF-D on Ebay at a good price, remembered that last vacation wished I had one of these. The 105 on the Df will be a bit closer to the 85mm focal length on the D90 that you used you the picture of the boat. I paid over $400 for the first 28~85 Af-Nikkor for my N8008, almost 30 years ago.
 
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Coksic

Regular
Oct 29, 2019
Belgrade, Serbia
Mladen Čoko
Beautiful pictures. The third image of the men in the boat really leaps out- the clarity of color of the men and the boat against a hazy background is hard to capture.

I always liked this lens- first one traded with an N8008 for a Nikon RF that the owner was told my the camera shop- it's too old to be worth anything. That was over 20 years ago. Second one- picked up cheap, and gave it to a student.

Reminds me to look on Ebay for another one for my Df.
Edit- Found a 28~105 AF-D on Ebay at a good price, remembered that last vacation wished I had one of these. The 105 on the Df will be a bit closer to the 85mm focal length on the D90 that you used you the picture of the boat. I paid over $400 for the first 28~85 Af-Nikkor for my N8008, almost 30 years ago.
Thank you, Brian! I got mine for 50 Euros. It is more than reasonably sharp for a zoom lens of that time. It is also quirky, giving me problems with focusing, sometimes. Especially at 28mm. I have to turn the zoom ring to ''macro'' to be able to focus at 28mm. I don't know if this is the problem with my copy or if it's universal..
I was actually looking for that 28-105mm for a long time. But now, it makes no sense, since I've got this one.
I'm glad you liked the photos. Cheers!
 

BrianS

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
It is also quirky, giving me problems with focusing, sometimes. Especially at 28mm. I have to turn the zoom ring to ''macro'' to be able to focus at 28mm.
I don't remember my copy doing that- but wide-angle lenses give Autofocus a hard time in general. I typically zoom in, focus, hold the focus, then zoom out.
 

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