ian-wurn's reviews

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

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Good clarity; VR is superb; Love the build quality
    Long & can't fit in my travel bag, then again, which 300mm lens isn't long ?

    This is an excellent lens and I bought it to supplement the 18-135mm that I had. In terms of barrel distortion, this is really way lower than even the 18-135mm lens and I am surprised. Clarity is great and everything is really sharp.

    AF speed is ok. Expected for such a lens. The VR is simply superb as I am just starting off and don't have like steady hands. Great help there....

    The lens is a tad heavy and could not fit into my original travel bag from LowePro. Then again, this IS a 70-300mm lens.

    Overall, I love this lens and it covers up to the 300mm that I want to take for nature photography.... Great stuff and would recommend this.

    reviewed July 13th, 2008 (purchased for $456)
  • Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED DX AF-S Nikkor

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Small, light and covers a good range
    Barrel distortion & vignet

    Good for a kit lens. Mediocre performance in an affordable package. Value for money comes to mind before performance surely.

    Good coverage for a starter lens.

    reviewed July 13th, 2008 (purchased for $280)
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Small, compact, clear, cheap
    No AF-S

    Good lens. I use it on my D40x with manual focus.... Really good value for money and also light to carry about.

    Pix quality is great. Construct is pretty excellent. Pity the package comes without a carry bag....

    Would love to have the autofocus on the D40x but that's in the 60mm package and comes at whopping more juice....

    reviewed July 14th, 2008 (purchased for $133)