10 comments on “Lens Review–Nikon 36-72mm f/3.5 Series-E

  1. Truly a great and very useful review. I was just about to purchase one these guys, so it helps to able to make an informed decision. What it all boils down to is: At the right price and given the lens is in very good condition, it makes for a decent lens for general, walk around purposes. However, I believe there are better options for cost effectiveness. Thanks again, your review is certainly what I would call; “Most Impressive.”..



    • Hey there! Interesting to see that lens doing well for you, I guess the optical compression provided by the speedbooster really helps offset the optical defects I’ve seen on APS-C. Happy shooting!

  2. “I do not believe the 36-72 E is multicoated…………”

    And with well over half of the elements having GREEN reflections that did not convince you that this lens IS multicoated? Of course it is multicoated. Your YouTube video shows its flare reduction to actually be far superior to A LOT of high end Nikkor zooms, even some of the very expensive AF ones of today. The SUPERLATIVELY sharp 80-200mm f/4 AIS Zoom Nikkor has FAR MORE ghosting than does this lens.

    • I will have to edit this, as I was confusing the Nikon Integrated Coating of this lens (and some other Series-E lenses) with single coating, compared to the Super Integrated Coating seen on more modern lenses. See also the reply on the Youtube video I left for you. Good spot, thank you.

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