NikonEddy's reviews

  • Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO Macro

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Build, quality, looks
    slightly heavy

    I bought this lens almost as soon as it came out, originally I was after the new version 105mm but the extra focal length makes it so much better for working close. So far I've only used it on my D70. Its beautifully sharp with no obvious drop off at the edges. I have blown the images up(on RAW files) about 400% and am very impressed with the result. The tripod mount makes a very good handgrip, Its quite heavy but thats a good point, lighter lenses do not instil peace of mind IMHO

    reviewed November 14th, 2005 (purchased for $450)
  • Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical RF

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Focal Length, Wide aperture
    bulky, filter size

    Bought purely because its possibly the fastest 20mm available. Its a delight to use. I have used it wide open with no real problems, possibly a little soft on a Film camera (Nikon F4s) but thats to be expected. The lens comes with a sturdy pouch giving good protection if neccessary. No real distortion under normal shooting. It certainly beats any of the opposition as a prime lens. Recommended especially as the lens is now available for £244 now

    reviewed November 14th, 2005 (purchased for $279)
  • Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF DX AF-S Nikkor

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Focal length range, Price
    Could be faster

    I finally decided to have this lens when I bought the D70, at first I was against it but I certainly dont regret it, Its a great lens, no discernible vignetting at any focal length. Very easy to hold and use. Highly recommended for Nikon owners

    reviewed November 14th, 2005