Razzd's reviews

  • Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR DX AF-S Nikkor

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Great all-in-one lens, fast, VR a plus, silent
    Build quality could be better

    Can't complain. My 1st Nikkor lens to match the newly acquired D40 (though I settled for the Kit 18-55mm II lens that came with the D40 as well).

    Image quality is good to excellent. Build quality of the lens could be better, when zooming back from 200mm to 18mm.

    Made In Thailand.

    On 90% of my outings, this is the lens of my choice.

    reviewed February 9th, 2007 (purchased for $658)
  • Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II DX AF-S Nikkor

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Fantastic Kit lens, quiet and relatively fast
    If tele end were higher than 55mm, it'd be an outstanding kit lens

    Fantastic kit lens, works well out of the box with my D40. Far better than my previous kit lens that came with my Canon Rebel XT (350D). Focuses relatively fast for a kit lens, image quality is more than acceptable across the zoom range. Can't ask for more.

    reviewed February 9th, 2007
  • Nikon 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Micro Nikkor

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Excellent build & optics, superb sharpness, VR, silent AF, precise focus ring
    heavy, 105mm restrictive on 1.5x APS-C

    A fantastic lens. Very good build quality, worthy of a Pro/Prime lens category.

    Manual focus ring extremely smooth & precise.

    Image quality top-notch, extremely detailed.

    VR to boot. Excellent purchase. Made In Japan (as all other Nikkor prime lenses).

    Unfortunately it's the only Macro (Micro) lens which AF works on my D40. The 105mm on a 1.5x sensor a little restrictive indoor portaits.

    Have not tried Macro as yet.

    reviewed June 10th, 2007 (purchased for $650)
  • Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

    7 out of 10 points and recommended
    Cheap, 300mm, USM, Lightweight, Good (decent) image quality & relatively fast AF
    Low build quality, zoom creep, non-IF, no IS

    I'd only recommend this lens if you don't want to spend 3.5x the price for the Canon 70-300mm IS USM.

    A decent beginner lens, but lack of IS (at this price) makes a tripod mandatory at 300mm.

    Build quality is below avg, plastic-feel all-round, zoom'ing not smooth.

    However image quality is surprising good and the AF quick enough (provided there is sufficient light).

    reviewed June 13th, 2007 (purchased for $208)