Masselink's reviews

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

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Fast;Small;Cheap;Good Quality
    f3.5 is not enough, you still need a good 50 mm lens

    I sold this lens to my brother together with my D70 Body. I really like the lens and bought a new one together with a D80 body.

    I really prefer this one above the 18-135mm lens because it has lower stops at 70mm

    I really believe this is the best lens (with a great range) for only $350 in the market.

    reviewed January 15th, 2007 (purchased for $355)
  • Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED AF Nikkor

    6 out of 10 points and not recommended
    ED elements
    Slow focus speed; didn't like the quality @300mm

    The main reasson i bought this lens was for budget reassons. I didn't want to spend more money, but i also didn't want the 'chaep' version.

    This lens has better quaity than the Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF Nikkor (non-ED-version)
    It also has an extra aperture ring.

    Allthough the lens performed good in the 70-200mm range, i found it almost impossible to use the 200-300mm.

    The slow focus speed and the f5.6 was to much for me. I sold this one and now i own the Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G VR AF Nikkor.

    Buy it when you originally wanted the non-ED version. Don't buy it if you can manage to spend a little bit more to get a VR-ED version.

    reviewed January 15th, 2007 (purchased for $400)
  • Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR AF-S Nikkor

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Excellent Quality, VR

    Right now this lens is very hard to get, but if you have the chance; get one !

    The VR is a relief and the focus speed is faster than the 'old' non VR Lens. This lens is also slightly bigger, but it will fit nicely in almost every bag.

    The only downside could be price comparing to other countries. In europe(holland) you pay aprox. $720 (cheapest i could find)

    But the money is worth it.

    reviewed January 15th, 2007 (purchased for $720)