davidabooth's reviews

  • Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR AF-S Nikkor

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharp lens - certainly between 70 and 200

    Previously owned the 70-300G lens. Optics were ok but with no VR a good % of shots were out of focus. Upgraded to the new 70-300 VR. Wow! This is a totally different kettle of fish. So far 100% of shots have been perfectly in focus. The lens is tack sharp between 70 and 200 - dropping off a fraction but still very usable right up to 300. I have partnered this with the 18-70 kit lens on my D80 and am delighted. Thoroughly recommended!

    reviewed June 26th, 2007 (purchased for $700)
  • Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF DX AF-S Nikkor

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharp; Good range; Low CA
    Not much for the price

    As a "standard" kit lens this is a gem. Optically it performs well across the range. Some slight distortion at the extremes - but less than you might expect. I use this regularly for "pro" shoots and it always delivers. Overall a great little lens.

    reviewed July 16th, 2007