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Nikon 18-70 f/3.5-4.5G AFS DX

DX-18-70_L
Review Date: Sep 7, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Sharp, Good AF, build quality is good
Cons:
Dust magnet, vignetting @ 18mm wide open

This is a good walkaround lense. The 70mm gives it a noticeable advantage over other kit lenses.
At 70 mm wide open the bokeh is pleasant and you can make good portraits.
Not fast enough for low light condition.

The moustache distortion @ 18 mm is weird and hard to correct.

The copy I have, survived a 1.5 meter fall on the pavement. It is still sharp.



 
Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AF Nikkor

1906NCP_180
Review Date: Sep 6, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Sharp, Fast, light, a bargain !
Cons:

I have the original 1986 edition of this lense, made in Japan. The focusing ring is awfull, but this lens works like a charm !

It is a good portrait lens on a DX format.





 
Nikon 35mm f/2D AF Nikkor

1923NCP_180
Review Date: Sep 6, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Light, small, fast, sharp above 2.8, Great build quality, a bargain !
Cons:
Soft wide open.

This lens is made in Japan. The quality of the build is very good. The QC is higher and it is hard I think to have a bad copy of this lens.
That's a lens you can order on internet, it is a sure value.

It is in my view the best way to have a sharp fast standard equivalent lens on a DX sensor.

The minimal focusing distance is about 20 cm.

Go for it, it is a gem !


 
Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM

111_small
Review Date: Sep 6, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Sharp, Build Quality
Cons:
The first copy was bad, WB changes in the same condition (tripod) indoor

The first copy I tried was bad. The upper right corner was out of focus (Thanks to this forum, I was warned).
The second one was sharp.
One question. Do you experience WB changes in Auto WB when you shoot in the same conditions ?