Perry Rhodan's reviews

  • Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX AF-S Nikkor

    7 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharp, compact, quick, light, handling overall, price
    Really nothing at this price

    After using a lot of gear (C and N) this so called kit-lens blew me away on the D90. With the in-camera corrections of the D90 it is reallygood what this lens can do. For the D7k its a downer. AF is erratic and IQ only so/so. The 16mp´s on the D7k are clearly to much for this cheap lens. To bad.

    reviewed January 8th, 2010 (purchased for $200)
  • Nikon 35mm f/1.8G DX AF-S Nikkor

    8 out of 10 points and not recommended
    Sharp, light, quick, silent, excellent handling overall
    Really nothing at this price

    Excellent "standard" lens for the D90. Nice DOF play, OOF is good. For this price a bargain on the D90. For the D7k a lot worse. Very inconsistent in IQ espescially corners and abberation. AF so/so ans slooow. Mostly due to the D7k.

    reviewed January 8th, 2010 (purchased for $150)
  • Olympus 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED M.Zuiko Digital

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Excellent IQ, small, light, very cheap for the IQ
    non

    This single lens is reason enough to get into m4/3! It makes the EPL1 really shine in IQ, AF and portability. On the epl/2 it shines equally. Buy this lens! Waiting for the OMD5 to try this gem. Downrated the construction quality by one point. Only for the wobbly feeling, no IQ effects. Waiting for the mkII, because I really like what Olympus did with the 14-150 mkII !

    reviewed July 19th, 2010 (purchased for $500)
  • Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ED M.Zuiko Digital

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Very cheap and compact, good IQ, ok AF.
    Pretty wobbly lens.

    Very compact and average IQ. AF and IQ no match for the EPL1. For the price a very good starterlens. 9-18 and 14-150 are a a lot better (and pricier).

    reviewed July 19th, 2010
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor

    3 out of 10 points and not recommended
    Cheap, sharp, compact, quick, light.
    CA horrendous on 3 copies, AF lacking in speed and precision

    Very bad CA. Uncontrollable distortions. Very inconsistent up to 2.8. Tested 3 copies, all unusable on the D7k and D90. Really the 50 1.8 afs is leaps and bounds better.

    reviewed January 24th, 2011 (purchased for $300)
  • Sony 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM SAL18135

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    almost silent and speedy AF, very decent IQ allround, very good built quality
    non

    On the A 57 it handles like a dream. Very speedy AF that is almost inaudible. The IQ is very good, matching those above it's price point. Feels very solid and zooms very fluently without any stiffer points. For this price THE allround lens to get for your A57. The in practice feeling is just stunning compared to (much) higher priced allround lenses. IQ seriously better then the longer megazooms (So, Si, Ta et all). Even on the A 65 this lens performed flawlessly. IQ in close focus is very nice. The ibs of the SLT bodies brings about 4 stops extra, easy.

    reviewed September 18th, 2012 (purchased for $400)
  • Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR AF-S Nikkor

    6 out of 10 points and not recommended
    cheap, cheap and light
    bad beyond 200mm, slooow af, average built

    On the D90 ok, on the D7k unacceptable to me. Even for the price there are better alternatives, tamron and even the cheap sigma are way sharper.

    reviewed June 24th, 2012 (purchased for $400)
  • Olympus 45mm f/1.8 ED M.Zuiko Digital

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Cheap, sharp, compact, quick, light.
    nothing at all

    using is believing. For this money a must buy. IQ even on epl/2 is STUNNING.

    reviewed June 24th, 2012 (purchased for $240)
  • Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II M.Zuiko Digital

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    almost free kitlens, IQ, af speed, no AF problems at all, light
    hood is extra, cheap JRC does the job

    You must try before discarding this almost free kitlens. Way, way better then almost all kitlenses around.

    And a pity that Oluv still hasn't checked back here. Needs resetting the lens body combo.

    reviewed June 24th, 2012
  • Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED M.Zuiko Digital

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharp, compact, quick, light, handling overall, price, silent and did I say sharp
    non

    Incredible value. Now using it on my EM10 it is even better value. Great must have lens for a steal. Bought a second one for 144 EU. hehe.

    reviewed June 24th, 2012 (purchased for $159)
  • Sony E 16mm f/2.8 SEL16F28

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Compact, light, at F8 very sharp, price with WA is 200
    not very sharp corners wide open

    Really not bad at all. The 5N does very nice with this one, even with the WA attached. The NEX 6 does even better. Not the best for brick/walls or any other flat surfaces. But this cheap pancake records scenery much better than expected. Using the WA or FE adapters adds great use to the kit.

    reviewed November 14th, 2012 (purchased for $200)
  • Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS SEL55210

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Built well for the price. Sharp and very nice OSS.
    Not F4 ;) not much for this loooow price

    For 199 it's a steal. Comes with excellent hood. The OSS works flawless. IQ is very good on the NEX6. Would very much like F4 version for 3x this price ;)

    reviewed May 15th, 2013 (purchased for $199)
  • Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Art

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    OMG. Really for EU 169 it is rediculous what Sigma has done.
    You are kidding

    BUY THIS LENS FOR YOUR NEX! The greatest bang for the buck for NEX. Sharp as it gets.

    reviewed May 15th, 2013 (purchased for $199)
  • Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN Art

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharp, razor sharp. Prize is great, handling is great.
    No Sony badge ;).

    Almost to good to be true. On the NEX 6 it really shines. The sharpest lens I have for the E-mount. Next will be the S30.

    reviewed May 15th, 2013 (purchased for $189)
  • Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ OSS SELP1650

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Small package. Light. Cheap. The 3rd went back to sony and became very good!
    Had backfocus at 50mm and 5.6 (3 samples)

    Incredibly tiny 3 were mediocre IQ. NOT THE walk around lens for now. Still hoping for an F4 version for 600. The 40-50 range was EXTREMELY soft in all 3 samples I tried, due to BF at 5.6 (pdaf/cdaf). The 3rd went back to sony Netherlands and they worked miracles! It is great! Complete new optical pack. Now it is very nice.

    reviewed May 15th, 2013 (purchased for $299)
  • Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Nice IQ. Very light. Quick to AF. Hood includen. 24-75 mm.
    Not hing for this price.

    For the 50 euro as a kitlens with the XT10 it is a bargain. It is extremely light and at the same time it doesn 't feel too shabby. The IQ is very nice.

    reviewed February 12th, 2016 (purchased for $50)
  • Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Seriously sharp. And very compact and light.
    Nothing for this price.

    A seriously sharp pancake. That is a must buy. This lens alone is reason enough to get an X body.

    reviewed February 12th, 2016
  • Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Incredible value. Sturdy and super sharp from wide open.
    Nothing for this price.

    IQ is terrific. The AF on the XT 10 is great. OOF looks super nice. The hood is a gem. Really a very nice 'standard' for the X line.

    reviewed February 12th, 2016 (purchased for $399)
  • Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Incredible value. Super sharp from wide open. Incredible lens.
    Nothing for this price.

    If you like 'bokeh' this is the one to get. My 'serious' other glass from nikon and canon is put to shame when shooting wide open. Do your self a favour and search for samples from this incredible lens. Or if you don't want to spent one K, better don''t search. 😨 . It's that good. 👀

    reviewed February 12th, 2016 (purchased for $900)
  • Panasonic 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G VARIO

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Incredibly sharp for such a tiny and inexpensive lens!
    No MF. But no problem with touch focus!

    It's very good! Sharp even wide open. Very Quick to AF on the omd em 10. Get this for a walk around on your Oly over the pancake EZ.

    reviewed March 22nd, 2016
  • Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ M.Zuiko Digital ED

    6 out of 10 points and not recommended
    Wethersealed. Cheap. Nice FL range. Fast AF.
    Not the best IQ. Corners are soft at all apertures. Lots of ca. Slow opening.

    Tried so much to like this lense. But in the end the rather nice macro and FL range were not enough. Mediocre IQ at best. If you like the 24mm (eq) get the pana 12 32.

    reviewed March 22nd, 2016 (purchased for $230)
  • Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II M.Zuiko Digital ED

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sealed, Sturdy, very quick and reliable AF
    not much for this proce

    For what it is, it's a no brainer if you like versatility. For the 11x zoom it's amazing what it delivers. On the OMD EM 10 AF is very quick and reliable. IQ is very good for this kind of zoom. Comes with hood. And macro wise it's a nice perfomer.

    reviewed October 27th, 2015 (purchased for $499)
  • Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 ED M.Zuiko Digital

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Very good IQ for a superzoom
    no hood as standard

    On my new EM10 it really shines! Even better then on my former MFT bodies. Beats superzooms on other platforms (FF, APSC) by a large margin.

    reviewed May 31st, 2014 (purchased for $700)
  • Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ ED M.Zuiko Digital

    6 out of 10 points and not recommended
    Very very small. Pretty sharp for a kitlens. Extremely fast AF on EM10
    No hood. (only 28mm wide ;-) Lots of problems getting good focus. IQ not enough for the 16mp bodies. Get the pana 12 32!

    Does much better compared to my sony 16-50 on my nex6. The AF is so quick, it's lightning fast. The zoom speed can be set in 3 speeds to your liking, works ok. The MF ring is compromised. In contrast to the new and tiny panasonic 12-32, this oly does have an MF-ring on the lens. The IQ and AF speed of the pany are better. IQ is just ok for a kitlens. The pana does make my omd em10 really shine!

    reviewed March 20th, 2014 (purchased for $200)
  • Olympus 9mm f/8 BCL-0980 Fisheye Body Cap Lens

    7 out of 10 points and recommended
    For this price it is .. exceptionally FUN!
    Close focus little restricted. No electronic lens-info. No serious IQ off course.

    For the price it is unbeatable. With the EM10 it produces nice pictures. The focus settings need practising, even for a super wide you have to be carefull to focus correct. If not you lose a lot of contrast and detail. Compared to my 9-18 mft this bodycap does remarkably well and makes a lot of fun. Bewaren you do not get real IQ like with the normal m43 lenses.

    reviewed March 20th, 2014 (purchased for $90)
  • Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Very cheap, very nice IQ and built.
    No sony badge ;)

    Must buy for NEX. Time sony and sigma did their thing together ;)

    reviewed September 19th, 2013 (purchased for $169)
  • Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro SEL30M35

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Good IQ, light, quick, very compact, price is great
    FL range not ideal for wildlife (sony make a 60 in black please).

    For this money, it's a steal. The FL is not very usefull for bugs. But that is no con for what it is. Sony make us happy with a 60 macro please.

    reviewed July 4th, 2013 (purchased for $200)
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Incredible IQ for this price.
    The STM is average. No match for the newer nano usm.

    For this price a must have if you have no other 50mm to chose from. The IQ IS great from 2.8 on. The STM AF drive is noisy and not very speedy.

    reviewed October 12th, 2016 (purchased for $110)
  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Pricesky, size and IQ GREAT!
    Nothing

    In one word: BUY! There is really not much more to say. Perhaps... some kind of shading would be nice. But that is nitpicking.

    reviewed October 12th, 2016 (purchased for $145)
  • Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Price, size, IQ.
    To bad it is APS-C only. But that is nitpicking for this price.

    When you think it can't get better with Canon, it surely can now! For this price and size there is no contest in the entire market. I dare say. Even the 1/3 macro is very handy and works great with on top flashes like the nissin i40.

    reviewed October 12th, 2016 (purchased for $150)
  • Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Price, IQ, size and it has IS!
    Nothing for this price.

    For the 249 I paid it is a steal! Incredible value. The hood should be used for best results.

    reviewed October 12th, 2016 (purchased for $249)
  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    One of the fastest lenses around for AF. On any system! IQ is very good for the range.
    Nothing for the price.

    Wow! What a great speed. Fast and accurate. The newest NANO USM drive is incredibly fast and accurate.

    reviewed October 12th, 2016 (purchased for $500)