MariuszJ's reviews

  • Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF DX AF-S Nikkor

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    internal focusing, manual autofocus override
    for this price - you shouldn't complain

    I got this lens as my D70s Outfit - and I am happy with this lens so far. I like the idea of overriding autofocus without switching any buttons - just move focus ring and it's done, press shuter halfway - and it's back on focus point again. Texture on focus and zoom rings could be more different - to be easier to know which ring you have your fingers on, but after couple hunderts of shots you'll get used to it. You'll also like internal focusing feature when shooting with polarizer or special effects filters (front element doesn't move when focusing).
    If you ask me for images quality - I'd say - works for me everyday - either I'm shooting Grand Canyon at sunrise, or my neighbourhood at the sunset:)
    overall - a must-have lens for beginers and passionate Nikon owners

    reviewed November 19th, 2006
  • Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    good build quality, price and what you're looking for - 10mm!
    lens cap - very, very poor

    If you like landscape photography - you'll love this lens!Field of view is unbelievable - just keep your aperture around f11 - then you'll get the sharpest photos.
    It has an internal focusing , which eliminates front lens rotation - it's becoming a standard with Nikon, it'll help you use your polarizer.
    Lens build quality is better than I expected, unfortunatelly lens cap could be much better.Other than that - have no complains.Just watch for distortion on close objects - but no problem with landscapes.I also like its well done soft case .

    reviewed December 20th, 2006 (purchased for $420)
  • Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF Nikkor

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Build quality, fast lens(f2.8), great contrast
    auto/manual focus switch should be redesign, bit heavy,doesn't include a lens hood

    Got mine two days ago - first words:wow! - best build lens I've ever had.I'm so glad I didn't wait for 70-300vr.this one is metal - not plastic, and I don't need a vr when I have f2,8:)
    Pictures quality is great - colors, contrast and sharpness - simply the best!
    only complain I have is that auto/manual focus switch could be a "real" switch - not "ring" type.I just have a feeling that it wont last as long as the lens itself.

    And I have one note to Nikon: I think that a lot of people would be more happy with a lens hood included instead of "fancy" leather like carrying case - lens that good stays on camera most of its time anyway...

    reviewed January 5th, 2007 (purchased for $839)