njmd's reviews

  • Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED DX AF-S Nikkor

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Very good value for money
    Feels very fragile

    Image quality is very good (considering it's price). Very sharp results, at least at apertures f/8 - f/11. Some vignetting wide open, but it's easy to correct this aspect using the appropriate software. Almost absense of Chromatic aberration and purple fringing. Feels very fragile in hand. The rings, while rotating, don't give you the sensation of precise focus. But it focus well (slowly but well) even in bad light conditions. In conclusion: very good all purpose lens - personaly, I don't like super zooms and 18-55 mm is, according to my point of view, the maximum I'd choose.

    reviewed January 15th, 2007 (purchased for $259)
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Very very sharp lens for very very litle money
    auto focus could be faster

    It's a very good lens in all aspects. The corners only go soft at 1/8, but still with very good results. For other apertures it's always sharp (or very sharp) from edge to edge. Considering it's price, everyone owning a nikon slr or dslr system should by it! I like primes. I also like the "old" standard lenses because they are very close to what human eye sees - it's a question of style and photography aesthetics. For a Nikon DSLR it´s a good lens for a certain type of portraits.

    reviewed January 15th, 2007 (purchased for $194)