Dietrich's reviews

  • Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II DX AF-S Nikkor

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharp, light-weighed, cheap
    Could do w/o the focus lock

    I recently took this kit lens on a trip to London and Edinburgh and was quite taken by the fact that I came away with hundreds of sharp, lovely colored photos. I never once felt the need to switch to another lens, because this focal range, on a cropped sensor camera, covers all the bases when walking city streets, taking shots of people and buildings. I did not notice the reported weakness at 35mm, probably because I mostly used the low and high ends of the focal range (something I suspect most users will do with this lens). Anybody looking to buy a Nikon DX camera that comes with this lens: You are getting a great little lens for practically nothing.

    reviewed June 23rd, 2017