JohnE Nikon's reviews

  • Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical IF SP AF

    4 out of 10 points and not recommended
    light and inexpensive
    soft @ 2.8

    I did not buy. I have an old 35-70 Nikon 2.8. I compared 6 images shot with this lens @ 2.8 handheld @ 35 and 70 focal length. The Nikon was just sharper and brighter after I downloaded. I did not "upgrade" to the Tamron.
    Handheld may be unfair but on the 6 images w each lens the Nikon was consistently sharper.

    reviewed March 24th, 2011
  • Nikon 35-70mm f/2.8D AF Nikkor

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    sharp even @ 2.8, build quality
    lens flare

    This a great inexpensive lens.
    I use w D7000. I disagree that its not for digital age. I get great images w lens.
    I use the con of lens flare creatively as its my only lens without great flare reducing coatings.
    An attractive inexpensive alternative to to a 24-70. I bought mine at KEH.

    reviewed March 24th, 2011 (purchased for $290)