jwphoto's reviews

  • Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR II AF-S Nikkor

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Very sharp, good contrast , living colors , not to heavy, VR
    distortion at 16 mm, vignetting

    Nice and easy to handle. bought it as wideangle expansion to my new 28-300 nikkor zoom ( is also very good for the money ) Give's very sharp images but need to stop down to 5.6 or 6.3 , also less fall off with these settings. Use it on my also new D700 . compared to the 24-70 a bit more chrom.abbr. but thats no problem when shooting Jpeg. Its far better then my 'old' nikkor 12-24 DX

    reviewed October 31st, 2010 (purchased for $1,300)
  • Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S Nikkor

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Very versatile, sharp ! , nice bokeh for this kind of lens, good build, range,VR
    distortion, chrom.abr. bit slow sometimes

    A surprisingly good lens, fits D700 high iso perfect. Very sharp overall, specially stops down to f7,1-f8 .
    It is superior to the DX 18-200 , much better image quality.
    Compared to my 80-200 its better from 150 mm.
    VR works very good. I win at least 3 stops. Hit-rate with this lens is high because I don't have to change any more. Can understand why kenrockwell is so pleased with this lens.

    reviewed October 31st, 2010 (purchased for $1,154)
  • Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD SP AF

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharp, light, accurate autofocus , inexpensive
    noise, distortion

    A surprising good lens, did read many reviews in order to choose between nikon 70-300 and this one , in the end the Tamron was best in most of the reviews. So bought one. (nikon was $ 713 that's $ 300 more !) This lens is sharp , even wide open at 300 mm, In my case It 's autofocus is better on Full-frame ( D600) then on APC (D7100) sharpness is also better on FF . It is almost as good as my nikon 70-200 2.8 on sharpness , has a bit more CA and vign. but is much easier to carry. VC is working very good, I tend to like it better than nikon's VR....

    reviewed December 28th, 2014 (purchased for $414)