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Worst Nikkor ever?

pforsell

Pori, FI
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pforsell Basic Member
Wed 09-Jan-08 06:26 AM

Hi,
most of us are usually interested in finding the best lens optically, with durable construction and reasonable price.

I wonder which one would be the absolute opposite. The worst lens Nikon has ever manufactured, either poorly built or optically lacking or grossly overpriced?

Mr Roerslett suggests that the first zoom, the early non-Ai (pre 1976) Zoom-Nikkor 43-86 mm f/3.5 is the worst of the zooms. Is this a singular mishap or have you come across other bad designs?

My "worst" Nikkor has been the plastic AF 28-80 F/3.5-5.6 D which was surprisingly good optically and really cheap (came as a kit lens with my F60). Thus far I haven't come across any bad Nikkors, but I'd like to hear other members experiences.

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