10 out of 10 points and recommendedsharp, inexpensive, good for portrait and indoor snap shotslimited coverage
If you want a cheap nikkor lens that can af fast and gives sharp image, this is it. I have this for a while now and i constantly use it indoors when i'm not really too far from my subject, like family and friends during a party. If you dont mind going back or forward to compose your shot then this lens is worth it. For the price and the quality you get it's a bargain, literally. I use this sometimes with my D80 but usually i have it on my N65, i still shoot film where this lens becomes a 'normal' lens, although not really bad having an instant 75mm prime when attached to a DSLR.reviewed December 27th, 2006 (purchased for $100)
8 out of 10 points and recommendedgood image qualityhunts af at 300mm, slow
i bought this lens back when i bought my nikon N65 in Nov 2001. I'm still using it with my Nikon D80. I have to admit that inspite of the cheap feel of this lens, it produces good quality photos taken either from my N65 or my D80. I've been using it for 5 years and the only time i have problem with it is hen it hunts at the long end. I'm expecting that though and i know it's limitations. I know when i can use it and when not to. Other than that, it had served me well considering the price i paid for it. It's cheap. If you dont want to spend a fortune on nikon lenses with the same focal lenght i have to say that you might want to consider this lens. Macro is a bonus on this lens. However if you have the money spend it wisely and get those great nikon lenses or canon if you're a canon shooter. Third party lenses are good compromise if you're tight on the budget.reviewed December 30th, 2006 (purchased for $200)
Would i recommend this lens, of course i have used it for 5 years and still using it, providing me with good results.
8 out of 10 points and recommendedFor a kit lens, it's sharp. General purpose lens coveragefor the price, non
Just like the rest of the reviews, they got this lens as a bundled kit to their camera. I got this with my Nikon D80.reviewed January 7th, 2007 (purchased for $300)
There's 2 kits that came with D80, one's with the 18-135 and the 18-70. I would have gotten 18-135 because of the lens coverage. But i researched alot before i went and bought the camera. It's those reviews that made me chose this lens over 18-135. And i believe i did the right choice. I have gotten good and sharp photos with this lens. For people just now starting on DSLR this is a good beginners lens unless you have money to burn then get something like the 18-200 VR...but we're talking about this lens, so lets go on..
When this lens first came out, alot of folks that tested this lens were surprised because it performed rather well for a bundled lens. It does only proved that Nikon does put together their lenses with utmost quality even on their kit lenses. Actually i dont even use my 50mm anymore. I just have this lens on my D80 and never take it off....until i get my 18-200 VR, but that will be another review.