10 out of 10 points and recommendedLightweight, fast and sharp as a tackNo faults at all
Nikon professional user. I use this lens on the D300 and D200 for outdoor work when I need an accurate lightweight 35mm lens.reviewed November 28th, 2009 (purchased for $330)
On holiday I use it on the D40 for extra sharp pro-quality images.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedSuperb build quality and sharp as a tackNot an AF-S lens
Nikon professional user. This lens is superb. I use it on the D300 and D200. It oozes quality. Perefect for outdoor and studio work. It is sharp as a tack.reviewed November 28th, 2009 (purchased for $490)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedLightweight, fast and sharp as a tackNot an AF-S lens
Nikon Professional User. I use this lens on the D300 and D200. It is a great little lens - lightweight and sharp. The recessed front glass means it can be used without a lens hood.reviewed November 28th, 2009 (purchased for $150)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedf4.5 at 105mm and well builtnot AF-S
Nikon professional user. I use this lens on my D300 and D200 for general outdoor work and macro. It is a good all-round lens but not as good as the pro lenses I use. New copies are fairly scarce in the UK but worth searching out if you want a good reliable lens at a reasonable price. At f4.5 for a 105mm lens it is a good buy.reviewed November 28th, 2009 (purchased for $330)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedLightweight, fast and sharp as a tacknone
Nikon professional user. This lens is a little cracker! Every camera bag should have one. Great on the D40, D300 and D200 if you want a portable bit of kit.reviewed November 28th, 2009 (purchased for $150)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedsuper-lightweight and very sharpnone
Nikon professional user. Bought as a lightweight lens to have in my bag when travelling.reviewed December 13th, 2009 (purchased for $140)
Great little lens that is as sharp as any of my lenses.
Works well on the Nikon D300 and D200 bodies.
I have sold my copy as it did not have an in-built AF motor for the D40 I use on holiday. I will replace it soon with the +motor copy.
Two of my favourite pics were taken using this lens!
10 out of 10 points and recommendedsolid build and very sharpzoom ring quite heavy
Nikon professional user.reviewed March 15th, 2010 (purchased for $470)
I bought this lens to replace my Sigma EX 24-70 f2.8 and my Nikkor 28-105 f3.5-4.5 as it has optical stabilisation and macro.
Good choice of lens for studio work if you like ultra-sharp photographs without any effort. Very solid build.
Oddly, it feels quite heavy on the D300 and D200 cameras because of it's short chunky shape but it looks and feels like the EX pro range.
The aperture range is evenly spread over f2.8-4, and focusing is accurate and fast with the HSM.
The zoom ring doesn't need the creep lock.
This lens pairs well with the Nikkor 55-200 VR for blur-free outdoor work.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedfast and light long zoomplastic shoe
Nikon professional user.reviewed March 15th, 2010 (purchased for $240)
This lens should be in your camera bag if you like blur-free photographs. The VR is superb.
For outdoor work it is super-light and very sharp.
It is quite versatile on my D300 and D200 cameras when I don't want to carry a heavy zoom. Results are professional in good light.
Add it to the D40 kit lens for perfect holiday shots.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedfast and accurate high resolution lens
Nikon professional user.reviewed July 3rd, 2010 (purchased for $288)
On the D300 and D200 this lens is superb. Fast to focus and very very sharp.
This is a high resolution 50mm lens that every Nikon photographer will want to own.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedultra light and sharp lens for use on all DX camerasplastic shoe
Nikon professional user.reviewed June 15th, 2011 (purchased for $258)
This lens should be in your camera bag if you like simple blur-free photographs. The VR is superb.
It is super-light and sharp. Fine on my D300 and D3100 cameras when I don't want to carry a heavy zoom and the results are perfect in good light conditions.
Perfect holiday/travelling lens. Use a rubber hood to protect it from knocks.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedlow-cost and highly efficient lens with useful focal lengthsnone
I am a professional Nikon user so I expect high performance, and this lens certainly provides superb handling and optical perfection at a very low cost.reviewed September 2nd, 2011 (purchased for $300)
Works perfectly with my D300 and D90 camera bodies when I want a light-weight reliable lens that covers 18-105mm. Instant focus and sharp as any of the professional zoom lenses I use.
On the D5100 camera body it is very efficient for travel and lifestyle photography. Amazingly sharp at all focal lengths.
I bought this one from Grays of Westminster.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedexcellent build quality - sharp - fast to focus - low price
Bought for use with my Nikon D300 and D5100.reviewed December 3rd, 2012 (purchased for $346)
Light professional zoom lens with a constant aperture of f2.8. I've only had this lens a few weeks and it is already a favourite!
Solid and well-built. Made in Japan. A real photographers lens that fits the hand perfectly and very tactile to work with.
Focus is instant and although the focus ring moves in auto-focus mode it is completly silent and unobtrusive.
Photographs are wonderfully sharp and the colours are vibrant.
This model weighs 440g, which is about the same as my Nikon 18-105mm. And, the filter size is the same at 67mm.
I opted for the non-vibration compensation version of this lens as it has very good reports and also features in the D300 Digital Field Guide.
This version has a built-in autofocus motor for use on my D5100.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedultra-sharp and beautifully designednone
I have two of these lenses. Both black. They were bought with my Nikon Red J1 and Black J2.reviewed October 4th, 2013 (purchased for $160)
Both lenses are ultra-sharp and so accurate and tactile to use. Sheer perfection.
The zoom ring is perfectly sized.
The black version of this lens is the best buy as it looks great with all of the Nikon 1 body colours.