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Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G AF-S DX

DX-17-55_L
Review Date: Jul 8, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Sharp, good contrast, clarity.
Cons:
price

The lens has to be stopped down to give sharp pictures.
The clarity is amazing, you get the feeling you are actualy "in the picture".
This lens is on my d2x most of the time. It can take a beating
(it actualy has several times). Weather proof rubber ring on the mount prevents dust and waterdroplets from entering the camerabody.
In combination with the d2x it takes some time to master it and get excellent results, but its worth taking the effort.
AF is very fast and silent.
At 17mm medium distortion for a zoom.
It can be used on a FX camera (tryed it on a D3) but not below 28mm because of vignetting due to smaller imagecircle.


 
Nikon 105mm f/2.8D AF Micro

1988NCP_180
Review Date: Jul 8, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Sharp, good build quality
Cons:
none

Just amazing how sharp this lens is even wide open. For macro (micro) photography it delivers crisp pictures. It can be usefull for certain kinds of portraits, be aware tough that is unforgiving in its resolving power. The build quality as usual with nikon primes is excellent.

 
Nikon 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF Nikkor

1940NAS_180
Review Date: Jul 8, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Sharp, good contrast, lightweight, beautifull Bokeh.
Cons:
Lenshood

This lens is one of my favorites. Even wide open at f2.8. The bokeh is very nice and color rendition is excellent. The lens is very sharp.
Good portrait lens.
The lenshood design is mediocre.