grothmann's reviews

  • Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Very sharp, reasonable build quality, very good overall lens, OS is working well.
    OS needs to be disabled on tripods.

    I have this lens for several years now. It delivers reliable good results. Distortion and CA can easily be removed in Lightroom.

    reviewed March 13th, 2021
  • Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX AF-S Nikkor

    7 out of 10 points and recommended
    Solid, good VR, good handling, low price (now), reasonably sharp.
    Not good at the extremes and wide open.

    This is a good kit lens which yields reasonable results for the (now) low price when stopped down. The handling is very good, VR works. At 16mm and 85mm you need to stop down to F8 for good IQ. The middle range is very nice even wide open. I bought it used, so there might be a problem with my copy. I returned it in favor of the Sigma 17-70mm Contemporary.

    reviewed March 13th, 2021