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Nikon 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR

2145NCP_180
Review Date: May 14, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $514.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Sharp, great color contrast, fast silent focus, balances well with my D70, VR works great.
Cons:
None

I bought this lens at the same time that I bought my 105 MicroNikkor VR. I had read some reviews that seemed to portray the lens as less than sharp, but I compared this lens to the 105 (which is supersharp) and the thing is very sharp. I wonder if some bad examples got into circulation. This lens lives now on my D70. I use it for everything but architecture, landscape and macro. With the 12-24 dx and the 105Micro, I have everything I need.

 
Nikon 18-70 f/3.5-4.5G AFS DX

DX-18-70_L
Review Date: Mar 25, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Good sharpness at everything but the very ends. This and the 12-24 DX make up a great "everything" kit without breaking my back. Great price for a good piece of glass.
Cons:
Not fast enough.

For a kit zoom, this is a great lens. I am using it and my 12-24 dx and have not yet felt the need to buy anything else(with the possible exception of the new 105 MicroNikkor VR that is coming out) Great color, good to great sharpness (depending on where you are in the zoom and what your aperture is),great price.