duffer18's reviews

  • Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF SP AF

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Great quality at a resonable price
    Weird base cap and cheap hood 5 mm less zoom then the nikor

    Need a mid level zoom with low light abilities? Well if you are not made of money or don't want to lug around a few more pounds compare this lens to the Nikor.

    Tamron vs Nikor stacks up like this.
    Tamron is the super model weight wise. More space for other things like a blue/gold polarizer or other goodies.
    Tamron is only a 17 - 50 vs the 17 - 55 in the Nikor. So you loose a few mm.
    Tamron delivers great quality shots, so good this has become my new walking around lens.

    I say give this lens a try. You might really like what you find...

    reviewed December 9th, 2006 (purchased for $550)
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Low light, decent price, rugged
    Blooming, Lens flare

    Looking for a solid prime, you have found it.
    This classic is still here and still delivers the goods.
    Great for portraits with difficult lighting situations.

    Only issues seen are a bit of blooming and very touchy for lens flare... Just watch out for these issue and you will not be disappointed.

    reviewed December 9th, 2006 (purchased for $300)
  • Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED DX AF-S Nikkor

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Resonable price, Good std carry lens, good quality
    Build quality a bit weak, Vignetting

    Good kit lens. For the price and what you get for it most consumers will be very happy with the results.
    Watch out for Vignetting at the top and bottom of the range. Low light performance drives you to a tripod fairly fast but that is to be expected.

    Quality, Build quality is a bit weak wouldn't recommend even the smallest drop.

    Picture quality is outstanding when used for the right situation based my experience with it and the D80.

    reviewed December 9th, 2006 (purchased for $400)