jeremiah's reviews

  • Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF SP AF

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    sharp, cheap, and small & lightweight for being a fast zoom
    AF is a bit noisy when it's really quiet around you

    (on a nikon d90)

    I LOVE this lens. I opted to forego the kit lens on the D90 for the increase in f-stop and am very happy with my choice.

    The cons listed are EXTREMELY minor and I got used to them within a few days; especially when I thought about the money I saved compared to a brand name lens.

    This is the perfect starter lens / walk-around lens for DX bodies and is the lens on my camera 80% of the time.

    reviewed August 16th, 2009 (purchased for $400)
  • Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    great price, fun to use, wonderful build quality, fast & quiet AF
    slow - not the best for indoor, night-time use.

    Wonderful lens. I didn't want to spend too much for the wide-angle so I bought third-party. No regrets at all.

    Distortion is fairly correctable with PS and the images are wonderfully saturated and contrasty.

    Only wish it was the f/3.5, but as I wasn't willing to pay that much (more than double the price I paid for this lens), I'm really satisfied.

    Just all around great lens that's really fun and challenging to try to capture the world with.

    reviewed August 16th, 2009 (purchased for $360)
  • Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF Nikkor

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    CHEAP and light. decent quality images.
    LOUD AF and you have to stop down quite a bit for it to become sharp. Need lots of light.


    I'm only giving it an 8 overall because it's so cheap.

    It's not that great of a lens if you're going to scrutinize the image quality @ the pixel level, but it's a cheap & light zoom. Near super-zoom w/ a DX sensor (which I have).

    reviewed August 16th, 2009