Just testing the new Nikon 35mm f/2 AF-D

Yesterday my new Nikon lens arrived: A Nikon 35mm f/2 AF-D, which I got secondhand on Tradera (the Swedish Ebay) for less than 200 Euros. So I was out yesterday evening and today morning to make some more or less silly test shots. Today I had a workshop in Malå, which is 126 km in the inland. We arrived half an hour too early and drove onto the Tjamstanberget, where we had a view over Malå and the hilly landscape behind. “Click”, another test shot.

Tonight I left the house to make photos of the starry night, but it was a bit hazy and making pictures didn’t work well. So I made a photo of the copper smelter Boliden Rönnskär instead, which shows quite big but nice stars on the lighting. I’m quite happy with the new lens.

Then I headed back to the car looking at that stronge cloud, which was quite greenish … And if clouds get greenish you either smoked the mushrooms instead of photoing them or it’s no clouds but Northern Lights. And thus it was! I just managed to make some shots of the pilot boat with the aurora above before it got weaker again and faded to some kind of greenish glow, hardly visible. Not the best photo, but I like the motive.

Now I’m hoping for many starry nights and polar light, I need more practise.

5 comments to “Just testing the new Nikon 35mm f/2 AF-D”

  1. Hannah Karlsson 2014-10-31 07:30

    Feines Objektiv! Und tolle Fotos – wie immer!

  2. Sandra 2014-10-31 07:35

    Great Pictures! My Favorit: No. 5… very nice.: the clouds and the light to the left like a star….!

    Have a nice w’end!

  3. way-up-north 2014-10-31 07:38

    Danke, Hannah. Ich bin auch sehr zufrieden mit dem Objektiv.

    Sandra: There’re (almost) no clouds on the night shots. On pic 4 it’s steam emerged from the chimneys, on pic 5 it’s polar light.

  4. Ralf 2014-11-01 09:29

    Hi Olaf,
    nice shots as always.
    And congratulations for buying another lens.
    I did own the Nikkor 35/2 AF-D at some point and liked it on APS-C but I wasn’t very happy with it on full format. Maybe it was about corner performance but I don’t exactly remember.
    I like your shots anyway whatever it is you use.

  5. way-up-north 2014-11-01 17:31

    Hej Ralf,

    I’m extremely pleased with the new lens and I have to buy a 52mm adapter for my LEE filters soon.

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