Jerfareza's reviews

  • Nikon 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D AF Nikkor

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Lightweight, macro function, fast AF
    Rotating front lens, distortion at wide end, short focus ring.

    Just recently acquired this lens from eBay and used it on my D600. It's lightweight with decent build quality. For image quality I'd say it's pretty good as well save for very noticeable barrel distortion at 28mm on my copy. The macro function is great and let's you photo small objects to 1:2 proportion. Granted it's not a true macro but it adds versatility to this lens. Contrary to what most people think, switching to macro function is not a hassle to me. Another thing, I wish the focus ring is a little longer to achieve more precise focus.

    For the price it's a good bargain. Then again it's best used on full frame. Using on cropped sensor like my D5300 yields an awkward equivalent focal length of 42-150mm, plus without motor in body it becomes a manual lens.

    reviewed April 5th, 2017 (purchased for $124)