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Olympus P400

P400
Review Date: May 28, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $220.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Excellent prints, seamless color gradations, and no clogging or wasted inks.
Cons:
Relatively small print size.

Given how prices have dropped on these printers, they are an amazing value for smaller print sizes.

If you use this printer, be sure to go to Dry Creek Photo web site and buy the profile for this printer ($25) and follow their printing workflow. Doing this I am getting prints that are practically identical what I'm editing. More importantly the proofing capability in PS is showing me exactly what can and can not be printed, so I can make any adjustments before wasting time and materials.


 
Nikon 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D AF

1971NCP_180
Review Date: Feb 25, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $300.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Good size, light, sharp lens, inexpensive.
Cons:
Limited range, rotating front element.

I concur with the previous review (Timm) - he described the lens and it's characteristics well.

I'm never sure how to rate these lenses - it's a good lens, probably not great, but it is great for travel and a terrific performed for the price. For the money I'd rate it great. Relative to the best lenses out there, I'd rate it good.

The lens is sharp, and I carry it all the time when I only one to take one lens. I like the contrast and sharpness better than the 24-120, but have not compared it to the new VR version of that lens.

Macro feature is actually usable in a pinch, but not for true macro. It can focus very close, but as Timm said, bokeh is not the prettyist in macro mode. (Much better to put get a tube or close up attachment or an 85mm or 105mm MF lens.)

I find the AF on this lens very fast on my F100. MF is not great because the focus ring has too little travel. Not an issue if you use mostly AF.

Good lens at a good price, capable of some really good picutres. Much better than any of the consumer zooms. It also is not a G lens, so it'll work on practically any Nikon body. I recommend it highly as a travel and walking around lens.