The Worst Lens Nikon Has Made – The 43-86mm f3.5 NAi

The Worst Lens Nikon Has Made – The 43-86mm f3.5 NAi.

– Ever wondered what the worst camera lens Nikon has every produced. Well, most consider the bottom of the barrel to be the early 60’s vintage Nikon 43-86mm f3.5 NAi.

Tuber “Gear Head” gives his reasons for naming this the vintage Nikon lens as the worst. Also shows off his photos to back up his feelings about the lens.

This was Nikon’s first domestically produced standard zoom lens. The designer of the lens was HIGUCHI, Takashi, the leading authority of his day where zoom lenses were concerned.

Lens Specs: Nikon 43-86mm f / 3.5 Zoom-Nikkor Auto

Focal Length: 43-86mm
Aperture: F / 3.5
Number of aperture blades: 6 pieces
Front Filter Diameter: 52mm
Weight: about 400g
Optical design: 9 elements in 7 groups
Mount: Nikon F