TomE's reviews

  • Nikon 35mm f/1.8G DX AF-S Nikkor

    4 out of 10 points and recommended
    cheap, light
    not sharp until f4, sloooww

    I am very disppointed with this lens. OK, it's cheap,but what good is f1.8 if it doens't give you sharp results untill f4?
    I went so far testing this lens, that I mounted the camera on a tripod and shot my bookshelf (which I normally never do). Nothing sharp, not in AF nor MF, untill f4. Maybe it's my copy, but for me, even though it's cheap, it's not worth the investment.

    reviewed May 30th, 2013
  • Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX AF-S Nikkor

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    perfect allround zoom range, IQ
    not as sharp on tele

    My copy is so used & beaten, that I am considering buying a new one. It's a perfect allround lens, that I can recommend to everyone using Nikon DX. Much better in IQ than 18-200.
    I hope Nikon will release a new(better, constant apperature) version soon. If not, I will buy this one again.

    reviewed May 30th, 2013
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    sharp at close distance
    useless wide open beyond 3 meters

    I use this lens for portraits on a Nikon dx. Ultra sharp, even wide open (only if I shoot head shots). Wonderfull bokeh also. The only problem I have with this lens, is that for all other use, it just doens't focus correctly. Most of the time it backfocusses. I tried it on several body's, but it's just not good. So it's not a walk around lens, or if you are looking for a lens to shoot concerts etc, forget this lens.

    reviewed May 30th, 2013 (purchased for $450)
  • Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    sharp, bokeh
    nothing really

    Perfect macro lens on Nikon dx. Sharp wide open, with dreamy out of focus areas. Also does well for portraits. Highly recomended!

    reviewed May 30th, 2013 (purchased for $400)