lblignaut's reviews

  • Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR AF-S Nikkor

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Light and compact. Portable. Sharp and focuses fast. VR works well.
    Be careful with back lighting.

    This is a truly wonderful lens. I hand held it at f/5.6 and 1/50 with a D7100 and the result was a sharp image. I use it as a walkabout lens because it is so portable. My 70 - 300 f/4.5 - f/5.6 VR stays at home. I prefer fixed lenses. Be careful with the background. It is f/4, not f/2.8. It does not like back light. These shortcomings are minor because I can work around it. That is also the beauty of primes because it demands that you think about what you are doing. The additional crop factor on the D7100 makes this a 600 lens. Add a TC 1.4 and you have an 800 lens. The world is waiting.

    reviewed July 15th, 2016
  • Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Very sharp. Excellent macro. Dreamy background when wide open.
    Slow AF

    My favorite lens. Very sharp. Almost surreal at times. I have owned this lens since 2007 and I have used it with the Nikon D70, D90 and D7100. It changed the way I use my camera.

    reviewed April 4th, 2016