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    Look at the front grip rubber (near front) - it is different from the rear rubber grip and moreover, although the mod is well done, the front grip is slightly slanted. and the edge is a little open - very un-Nikon like of finishing. I'd say - yes you have a Nikon but it was modded like what Ben Ang says.

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    any way to find it is to download the free Opanda Exif viewer (assuming your DSLR can support Exif), take a pic and check the Exif. since this looks like a AFD lens, the Exif should show what lens is it... assuming it is a genuine nikon.
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    What does it say when you look at the lens? Does it say Nikkor?
    What is the serial number? You can write to Nikon and find out if this is one of their lenses.
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    This looks like an antique Nikkor lens prototype to me.
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    Quite certainly a Nikkor, likey a prototype like Ben said, that somehow slipped out and circulated. This prototype theory is consistent with practise, so that it is not easily identified with markings.

    Likely AF non-D type, based on the aperture lock style and the style of the lens.

    Serial number should be engraved on the other side of the aperture ring, turn the lens around and peek.
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    minus the focusing ring, this looks exactly like the AF 35-70f2.8 (non-D). just to confirm, it is a 62mm filter thread.

    the different focusing ring covers where the usual nikon nikkor 35-70 1:2.8 scripts are. this may suggest that this is i) a prototype or ii) modified.

    the distance markers on the large focusing ring looks consistent with the standard 35-70f2.8. and the engraging of the markings look consistent with its predecessor AIS35-70, but oddly, without ft markings (typically in yellow, above the meter markings). alternatively, as one of the early fast AF zoom lenses available, a MF user could have asked for the focusing ring to be modified for better grip when focusing manually. which ever it is, i think that this is a genuine AF35-70f2.8
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    it could be that the owner broke the focus ring and a shop replaced it with a focusing ring from another nikkor, hence the same numbering and scale. noticed that this focus ring is wider than the normal 35-70, and it actually goes over the part with the original labeling.

    you'd be able to check this is you took the focus ring out n saw the original numbers below...

    but i just did a quick check of all the consumer lens focus rings on mir.com and couldnt find anything that matches...

    alternatively, check the s/n against this database:
    http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/niko...lno.html#xx-70

    if the serial number is early, say first 50? it could well be a prototype and you scored the jackpot!
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    It's difficult to get a substitute focus ring with the exact distance indication.
    Sometimes, prototypes does not have serial numer
    It should be a "special" Nikon lens.
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    Very interesting thread, its like detective novel.
    Cant wait for the true identity of the lens to be revealed
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    Looks like a piece of rubber material pulled over the original focus ring. Is it removable? Like mentioned earlier, the ring is bigger for better focus action.

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    it is a nikon customized 35-70/2.8 for professionals.

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    Met TS a while ago and showed me the lens.
    The optics is definitely Nikon. The only difference is the focusing ring.
    The distance scale is engraved in the focusing ring so it looks better than the usual 35-70/2.8
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    I have decided to return the lens to the seller who graciously gave me a full refund. If this is a
    prototype like Ben Ang said, its his gain!

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    wow i tot it could be a rare find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatigue View Post
    Met TS a while ago and showed me the lens.
    The optics is definitely Nikon. The only difference is the focusing ring.
    The distance scale is engraved in the focusing ring so it looks better than the usual 35-70/2.8
    Quote Originally Posted by amateurshooter View Post
    I have decided to return the lens to the seller who graciously gave me a full refund. If this is a
    prototype like Ben Ang said, its his gain!

    Oops! it's the seller that showed me the lens.
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    This lens is back in the BnS section . thanks fatigue for taking a look on the lens. see you again later.

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    Could it be a Nicon?

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    This lens is reserved to Ben Ang

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintesorero View Post
    This lens is reserved to Ben Ang
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