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Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor

Review Date: Dec 13, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $149.95 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Very Sharp, Compact, Light weight & not expensive
None, for me

Outstanding for a "carry lens". Considering the price, the clarity is unreal! I am amazed at some of the new DX product Nikon has produced for users. Nikon and Canon .....You can't go wrong.

Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX Nikkor

Review Date: Apr 9, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $189.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Price, light weight, sharp, sharp, Nice Bokeh.
None really, other than plastic

I feel badly for the users who gave this lens a 3 and a 5 rating. It seems obvious they simply received bad copies. I have owned more than 12 of Nikon's highest quality lens's. I believe this lens, especially considering price, is an absolute winner. For, the most part, I use it as my carry lens. And I find it does Great Macro work. Don't let anyone fool you! If you get a good copy, you will not be disappointed with the performance of this Great Kit Lens. I, also, own the non-VR version and I see little difference, if any, except maybe $100 less in cost. Very difficult to beat this "little baby" for the money.

Nikon 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor

Review Date: Jul 4, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $221.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Incredible Macro ability.
None apparent at this time

I have need for an extremely sharp Macro lens. This lens suits all my total needs! Fantastic detail & Good Contrast. It is presently being utilized 100% on my Nikon D/40. You cannot go wrong with this lens for close up work. Also, great for portraits!

Tamron 28-75MM F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)

Review Date: Apr 26, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $229.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: For a daily carry lens, in this price range, it's unbeatable. I have owned the lens for over a year after purchasing "as slightly" used off Ebay. I use it almost daily and truly enjoy it.
None at this time.