mortuus's reviews

  • Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF DX AF-S Nikkor

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Fast, accurate, great flexibility, weather sealed which is quite good
    zoom ring is a bit stiff, lack of vr perhaps

    Recently picked up this from someone who had this as a lens for D80 almost 4 years, hard to believe such a lens can still look almost as if new says alot. I figured after 1.5 years shooting with the kit lens 18-55 for my D40 i wanted something that didnt feel so cheap and plastic so this was a bargain in second hand, lens feels very sturdy and is not by any means some cheap just look the street price even today its pricy. Did i mention its weather sealed around the gasket? name a dx lens in this price range that has that. And also the aperture is 1 stop better on 70mm 4.5 vs my kit lens which is 5.6 on 55 not that bad and u get 15mm extra.

    reviewed June 29th, 2010 (purchased for $140)