ronen_we's reviews

  • Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    sharp, fast, great value
    plastic build

    fast lens, very sharp (when stoped down a bit). light weight. plastic construction though has a good feel to it. smooth and nice operation to focus ring.

    Feels far better to handle than canon equivelent 50mm.

    Overall great buy for 100$, well worth it's price.

    reviewed November 15th, 2006 (purchased for $100)
  • Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF AF Nikkor

    7 out of 10 points and recommended
    24mm, macro
    weighty, build, manual focus, soft

    A jack of all trades, relativly fast, usefull zoom range, espcially in the wide side, 24 mm is a real bon over the norm 28mm.

    Macro ability is brilliant, you can realy get up close.

    Robustly built, however build quilty let down by some playin focus ring and plastic zooming barrel.

    Image quality is good (though not brilliant) a bit soft.

    lightdrop through these lens is quit large, image through viewfinder is darker and not as crisp compared to other lenses (nikor 80-200/2.8, tamron 28-80/2.8).

    Fast autofocus though manual focus is a let down short movment and plasticky feel.

    rather pricey for what you get. buy it if you don't care for third brands, want the extra wide angle or macro, otherise the tamron 2.8 is lighter sharper and cheaper.

    reviewed November 15th, 2006 (purchased for $560)
  • Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF Nikkor

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    build quality, image quality
    weight, size, price

    it looks like a behemoth, build like a tank and weighs like both.

    Image quality is brilliant, as is built, sweet operation to both focus and zoom rings (apperture ring doesn't feel like it was ever meant to be twisted).

    slow autofocus (with f80 body), though manual focusing is smoth and easy (long through makes fine tuning easy).

    quite a heavy lens to lug around.


    You get what you pay for. old school optics, fast telephot means alot of glass.

    reviewed November 15th, 2006
  • Pentax 43mm f/1.9 Limited SMC P-FA

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    looks, image quility, build, size

    was hooked onto this lens due to its looks first time I saw it.
    a real charmer to use.
    fast and extremely sharp.
    smoth operation.
    all metal construction superbly built.
    extremly small.

    focus ring is a bit small may be a bit tricky if you have a large hand.

    Excelent buy.

    reviewed November 15th, 2006 (purchased for $470)