I have a long time friend, Pablo. The nicest guy imaginable. He’s always been a Fuji fan, and as such had collected a bunch of Nikon mount lenses to use on his S3 and S5 Pro bodies. But Pablo went all mirrorless with the X Pro 1 two years ago, and the Nikkor lenses have started gathering dust. Pablo being totally lousy at selling anything (he’s mighty good at buying it, though…), we have agreed that he’d send me two of the lenses he wants to part with. I am to play with them, and unless I want to buy them myself, list and sell them for him
So this morning the mail lady rang my bell with a box containing two beautiful pieces of Nikon engineering : the older 35-70 F:2.8, which used the pro transtandard zoom before the first 28-70 came out, and the current 70-300VR. I’ve owned both before, one unit for the tele, two for the shorter zoom. I know both to be great performers
I’ll review the 35-70 for you guys in another post. You guessed it : stay tuned !