llitten's reviews

  • Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF Nikkor

    7 out of 10 points and recommended
    VR, Size, Focal Length
    speed of focus, sharpness under f8

    I purchased this lens prior to a trip to South Africa. The length of the lens at 400mm on my digital camera (d70) was perfect for most of the wildlife I shot. I was part of a larger tour group, and had to shoot mainly from the window of the bus (opened window). I discovered that most shots with f-stops from f3-f8 were a bit fuzzy or not focused on the right location. f8 gave me enough depth of field to be guaranteed that my 'eyes' were in focus.

    The VR works wonderfully, but the sharpest shots are still made with a tripod.

    I would like to compare the results of this lens to a 70-200vr and teleconverter setup.

    reviewed December 9th, 2006 (purchased for $1,200)
  • Nikon 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF VR AF-S Nikkor

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    size, focal lengths provided
    not quite wide enough

    I own the older, 24-120 before VR.
    Great wedding lens. Quick focal length from 24 - 120.

    reviewed December 9th, 2006 (purchased for $300)