The Nikkor 35-105mm f3.5/4.5D is a versatile zoom lens that can cover a wide range of focal lengths from wide-angle to telephoto. It is compatible with FX digital and 35mm cameras, and it has an aperture ring that allows manual control of the aperture. The lens has a push-pull design that changes the focal length by sliding the barrel, and it also has a macro mode that enables close-up shooting at 105mm. The lens has good build quality and good sharpness in the center of the frame, especially at smaller apertures. However, it also has some drawbacks, such as strong vignetting and loss of sharpness at the corners at 35mm and f/3.5, chromatic aberration, distortion, and lack of autofocus on some cameras.
The lens is an old model that was discontinued in 2006, but it can still be found for a low price on the used market. The Nikkor 35-105mm f3.5/4.5D is a classic all-rounder lens that can be useful for various types of photography, but it may not meet the expectations of modern users who demand higher optical performance and features. IMO optical performance on the lens I have is well above average. All images displayed here are taken with a Nikon D3S.