jimj1952's reviews

  • Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX AF-S Nikkor

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    VR!!!, solid build-quality, great all-in-one lens
    None found so far

    I had been wanting a VR lens for quite some time to replace the 18-135mm Nikon on my D50, but the only one that met my needed focal length range was the 18-200mm, a great lens but way more than I could spend! Then a couple of weeks ago I saw this lens for $267.00 online, read a few reviews, then decided to jump on it...and am glad I did! Have used it often over two weeks and am super pleased: build-quality and design very similar to the 18-135mm it replaced, but the VR is unbelievable!! I've taken several shots at 105mm (157mm equivalent) at speeds as low as 1/5 sec and the results were amazing. While I'm not saying those shots were as sharp as higher shutter speed results, I can say my wife didn't notice anything when she viewed them. If you want one lens that can't take probably 90% of your shots, this is as good as it gets...for the price.

    reviewed February 4th, 2009 (purchased for $267)