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Olympus P400

Review Date: Aug 16, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: The best printer but.....
Banding, color

Okay, best printer ever but i have some issues and surprisingly, no one mentioned these. When printing a picture with even colored blue sky, i get a bit of banding. It is barely there but still, enough to anoy me a bit. Also, my blues are a bit muddy. Overall, colors are fantastic but blues are a notch under the high end ink-jet printers. Sharpness is beyond belief.

Nikon 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S DX

Review Date: Aug 3, 2006 Recommend? no | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 3 

Pros: A great range in wide angle zoom now available in digital SLR format.
Chromatic error all over the place!!! Overall softness to all photos, even at the 24 setting.

I'm afraid I must agree with our friend from the Netherlands, this is indeed a poor lens. Most of the positive reviews show tests of old buildings, nicely lit against a blue sky background. Not a great challenge for any lens. My results taken with fill flash and shooting towards the sun or bright sky left me speechless. The worst lens from Nikkor I have ever come across. Chromatic errors are so extreme that i'm still too upset to talk about it. But there is more obvious things wrong. The lens has an overall softness to it. It never comes close to sharpness of the 17-35. In fact, it falls below results i got using the cheap little 18-35. My opinion is based on results after having taken over 1000 photos usiing the 12-24. I heard of someone saying they needed to try 3 of these before finding one that was good. Maybe I have a lemon, which brings up Nikon's lack of quality control. But that's another story.