wupeide's reviews

  • Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF DX AF-S Nikkor

    7 out of 10 points and recommended
    Very sharp, 2.8 allows for great AF in low light, solid build, the chicks dig it
    Quite soft around the edges at 17mm

    My main complaint about this lens is that it is soft around the edges when shooting at 17-20mm. It doesn't matter if you stop down to f/8 - the problem still persists. Its does just about everything else very very well - but this is a major weakness. The 18-70mm Nikkor is significantly sharper on the edges at 18mm. I have used two copies, both brand new and had the same problem.

    reviewed November 6th, 2007 (purchased for $1,200)
  • Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF DX AF-S Nikkor

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Price, sharpness, great range
    Tends to back focus slightly - even with good AF targets

    This lens is really great for the price. It only has two serious weaknesses. First, its not a 2.8 so its not great in low light (AF is a bit problematic) and second it back focuses a bit when you are in the mid range of the zoom.

    reviewed November 6th, 2007 (purchased for $310)