rob's reviews

  • Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED DX AF-S Nikkor

    7 out of 10 points and recommended
    sharp, light, small
    slow autofocus, not good for action photography

    Bought this and used it at downhill mtb event. Reverted to 18-70 as it was missing too many shots.
    Fine for landscape and portrait as optically it fine.

    reviewed October 21st, 2005
  • Nikon 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF DX AF-S Nikkor

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Brilliant landscape and interiors lens
    bit soft in the corners, not exactly value for money

    Bought this as I missed my 24/2.8 on Nikon F. Not regretted it, but it is not perfect, soft corners at some settings, noticeable distortion at 12mm, cheap plasticky feel, expensive. When I got it only other option was bulbous Sigma, however this thing is not exactly small either. I'd be interested to see how Tokina and Tamron, new Sigma do in comparison.
    By the way this site is a great idea.

    reviewed October 21st, 2005