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Nikon 50mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor

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Review Date: Jul 5, 2017 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Solid build quality, sharp enough when opened, good af and iq
Cons:
Vignetting, price

Thats a good lens- maybe not the best in the market but good enough for its price. Its fast and has a good iq- vignetting somewhat but not that bad.
Maybe you will find some CA but nothing terrible.


 
Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AF Nikkor

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Review Date: Jul 5, 2017 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Cheap, good iq when stopped down
Cons:
AF inconstancy, lack of sharpness when opened

I can still remember the sound of the AF while its hunting the subject- i listened it much. Under f/2.2 it was sharp as plastic bag covered with snot but at 2.2 and above it was quite good.

 
Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II DX AF-S

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Review Date: Jul 5, 2017 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $50.00 | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Cheap, lightweighted, good IQ
Cons:
not so much for its price

Liked that thing very much because it did the job. Not that very sharp but it was quite good.

 
Nikon D50

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Review Date: Jul 5, 2017 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Cheap, small, well designed, relatively good IQ
Cons:
Not that good AF

Back in the days it was my first DSLR- I really loved that machine: it was cheap, it was good and I learned so much from using it.

 
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD SP

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Review Date: Oct 3, 2016 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Pretty fast and accurate AF, good built quality, very nice iq, damn good stabilization, not that pricey,
Cons:
Built quality not as good as Canon 70-200/2.8 also the AF slower (not significantly), zoom ring and mf ring reversed, hard to use with reversed hood

I have choosen the Tamron 70-200/2.8 VC because at my workplace we use the same and I was impressed by its performance and durability. We use it as workhorse and its still working- but the zoom rings rubber got expanded so its not wheater sealed for now and not very sexy.
The AF is fast- about as my 24-105 L- but its not that fast as Canon's flagship altough its accurate (keeper rate 10/8,5). I dont have any reason to complain about it.
The image quality is satisfy any expectations- in real life no-one could separate from any other 70-200 (Canon or Nikon) theres no much difference.
The VC is top notch: I can go down to 1/40 at 200mm on APS-H (~260mm) any time, but the results are still acceptable at 1/20-30. Maybe not the best for videographers cause the VC starting hard and harsh but then its very smooth.
The most disturbing thing is that I must detach the hood to zoom- it could be annoying cause every f time if I put the gear to the bag I have to unscrew the hood and reverse it otherwise it wont fit the bag and when I want to use again I have to detach it again- just because the hood covers the zoom ring what its in the far edge of the glass- not like the Canon.