Charles Mackay , Aug 19, 2000; 09:49 a.m.
I use a later version of this lens (35-105 AFD IF) so I'll respond. It is a nice light travel lens, versatile. It is not wide enough for architecture at the wide end. Pack a 20 or 24.
You might look at the photodo.com lens tests.
The newer "D" version has several improvements (including internal focusing) and is pretty good. No matter what they claim, there's no "macro" unless you use a diopter or tubes -- that's just a marketing gimmick.
The older lens will not give you 3-D matrix metering on your bodies.
If you've got those heavy big $$ bodies, the 28-70AF-S or 35-70 2.8D would be my choice for a mid-range zoom, although they are heavier and more $$. Those lenses both support matrix metering and the AF-S would take best advantage of the advanced AF in the F100.