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Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

2139NAS_180
Review Date: Apr 11, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,570.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Great color, sharpness and bokeh, at every aperture and every focal length. VR works.
Cons:
Cost, heavy.

Has every thing you need in a lens and two you don't (price, weight).

Extremely sharp, very contrasty pictures, great bokeh and very usable in every aperture and every focal length.


 
Nikon SB-800 AF Speedlight

sb800
Review Date: Feb 22, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $320.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Great power, excellent i-ttl metering, awesome wireless mode. Great recycle with the 5th battery.
Cons:
Lousy user manual :(

All positives, works out of the box even for amateurs with no basics in lighting.

 
Nikon 18-70 f/3.5-4.5G AFS DX

DX-18-70_L
Review Date: Feb 10, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Cost, range, great sharpness beyond 24mm. AF-S focuses very fast.
Cons:
Soft below 24mm, distortion below 24mm. Not for architecture.

A great all purpose starter lens and walk around lens. AF-S helps. Focuses very fast.

My only gripe is between 18-24mm, distortion is too bad and it is a tad soft. Photos with this lens pop with correct post processing techniques.

Recommended.


 
Nikon 105mm f/2.8D AF Micro

1988NCP_180
Review Date: Feb 10, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Great sharpness, great bokeh. Very sharp. Too sharp for portraits
Cons:
None.

The "compromise" focal length macro lens. Almost as sharp as the 60mm, but gives great working distance. I use it for portraits as well, but is too sharp for portraiture.

Strongly recommended.


 
Nikon 70-210mm f/4-5.6D AF

70-210
Review Date: Feb 10, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Inexpensive, very fast focus, excellent sharpeness and contrast, all metal body
Cons:
Push pull zoom can suck in dust.

The best budget priced telephoto zoom lens out there. Excellent sharpness and contrast. Decent bokeh and very good build quality.

Ken Rockwell swears by this lens. Very rarely does this lens show up in keh.com and it is usually snapped in a day or two.

With a 4 feet minimum focus distance, it can be used for quasi macro photos as well.

Strongly recommended.