Ty-Photo's reviews

  • Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF Nikkor

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Light, Inexpensive, Sharp, Contrasted
    Plastic Mount, Small Focus Ring

    I'm not sure why everyone gave this lens a bad rating. I took images last night at a football game and it produced sharper and more contrasted images than my Tokina 80-200mm F/2.8 Pro and my Nikon AF 70-210mm F/4. It also makes a great travel lens thanks to the focal range and light weight. Yes, it is cheaply made and probably won't last you years - but to be able to buy a lens like this for under 100 bucks is quite a value! Also, the AF is not that slow - especially if you have a lot of light. If you're still not sure whether to go for it or not, go ahead and just take the inexpensive chance.

    reviewed September 7th, 2008 (purchased for $70)
  • Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX AF-S Nikkor

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Value, Sharpness, Range, Vibration Reduction, Contrast, Weight
    Lack of Distance scale, Distortion at 18mm-22mm

    I sure am surprised that I am the first person to review this awesome lens! I am very happy that I decided to drop the $250 on this lens. I was shooting with the Nikon 18-70mm lens, which was already great for a main lens - but I was ready for something that added some range and low light usability. The lens is quite sharp throughout. Although not perfect - I consider it sharp as it is sold as part of the D90 kit. It may not be 100% tack sharp - but it's very impressive for a lens found under $300! The range is also very convenient and useful for travel if you decide not to drop the circa $600 on the the 18-200mm, which doesn't always deliver as much sharpness as we wish for! The vibration reduction works fantastically - especially since the maximum aperture is just average. Luckily - the image quality is ideal at maximum aperture, so no stopping down is required. Anyway - I'm rambling - so just go ahead and give this lens a try if you're thinking about it!

    reviewed February 22nd, 2009 (purchased for $250)