findtheking's reviews

  • Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR AF-S Nikkor

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Excellent sharpness from 70-200mm, VR is amazing! , great contrast and colors
    For the price I would say NONE. Being a vee bit soft from 200-300mm is acceptable.

    It is amazingly sharp till 200mm. Its contrast and colors are simply superb. But that is not what floored me...what did was the VR. VR works like a charm! I was able to shoot a few stage plays at 1/10 of a second in extremely low light and get GOOD results with my D80!

    The lens makes a low whirring sound when VR engages, but it is nothing which disturbs my shooting. Very tolerable!

    If there is a consumer grade telephoto you should is ONLY this lens. I am pretty much sure nothing else comes close to this.

    Two thumbs up!

    reviewed October 8th, 2009 (purchased for $350)
  • Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED DX AF-S Nikkor

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Decent IQ for its price, minimum focussing distance is short
    5.6 @ 55mm is too small an aperture

    Good lens for a beginner DSLR user who wants to learn the ropes. Focussing distance being an advantage. The colors and contrast are pretty good.

    Very usable for casual shooting even if you outgrow this lens.

    Aperture is obviously not very wide at 55mm..being a low cost lens. It is meant for shooting in normal to good light.

    reviewed October 8th, 2009 (purchased for $75)