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By GBC

from LI, NY

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified

Great All-In-One Lens

 
5.0

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Quick Focus
  • Consistent Output

CONS

BEST USES

  • General Use

Comments:

This is a very affordable Nikor Lens. Its very light and performs well. The only Con I can sight is the plastic mount. But you get what you pay for and I knew it had this going into the purchase. If you are not constantly removing and installing, it will not be a problem


By Bill from Chicago

from Chicago, IL

About Me Casual user

Verified

Great general purpose lens

 
4.0

PROS

  • Flexible rnge
  • Consistent Output

CONS

  • Slow Focus
  • No Macro mode

BEST USES

  • General Use
  • Indoors

Comments:

If you're only going to bring one lens, this is a good one. Nice wide angle on the low end and a pretty solid telephoto as well. It's a nice all around lens for most of what I use it for, indoor and outdoor pictures of the family and neighborhood sporting events. One warning, if you're using the built-in pop-up flash (at least on my D50) this lens will cast a big shadow on many of your pictures. That said, once I put the big speed flash on, everything was beautiful. The lens takes a little time to focus, particularly from one extreme to the other, but for general use where you're moving from item to item at similar distances, it wasn't really noticeable. Overall, a very nice lens, I definitely recommend it.


By Bonghong

from atlanta, ga

About Me Casual user

Verified

I would buy this product again

 
5.0

PROS

  • Sharp Focus
  • Quick Focus
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Easily Interchangeable

CONS

  • Scratches Easily

BEST USES

  • General Use

Comments:

I bought this lens for my D90 as I did not want to carry and change two separate lenses and the 18-80mm standard lens did not have enough 'reach'. This has more than met my expectations on that front as there are very few shots I make when I think, 'gosh, I wish I had a 80-200mm or longer zoom'). I travel and have kids in tow, so a single lens solution was essential and this is definitely it. The image quality is superb. Period. My shots are far superior to those taken on a D90 (and its 4 extra mega pixels) with a standard lens. The lens is mostly plastic (as are all these days) and it feels that way, but the quality seems sound and the movement is good. The pay off here is the low weight. It is also a short but wide lens which helps with storage in a bag. I use a rather small bag and have space for accessories, which is critical when I travel. It also comes with a lens hood; nice touch! I highly recommend this lens!!


By Spinner

from San Francisco Bay Area

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified

One that does it all

 
5.0

PROS

  • Quick Focus
  • Durable
  • Sharp Focus
  • Consistent Output
  • Lightweight

CONS

  • Aperture

BEST USES

  • Sports/Action
  • Landscape Photography
  • General Use

Comments:

I have a Nikon D40X and went through several full range zoom lenses to avoid switching for general applications. Finally I found a lens I am happy with. Even though the D40X does have a limited selection, I recommend this lens for other models because it's compact, lightweight, has a quick and silent focus. The manual focus is great as well, in case you add a 10x close-up or such. The downside is of compact and lightweight is of course the aperture, and so for any action shots at night bring your heavy artillery, but on a hiking trip where weight and space are limited, use this one.


By Jay the wanna be Photographer

from Sacramento, CA

About Me Casual user

Verified

Al Around Great

 
4.0

PROS

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Quick Focus
  • Lightweight
  • Sharp Focus

CONS

BEST USES

  • General Use
  • Special Effects
  • Wildlife
  • Sports/Action

Comments:

The 18 to 135 zoom range give me a lot of options with good performance. I have another lens that is a 28-300, however it does not capture light as well and was much heavier. I like the multiuse of this new lens much better.


By Sree

from Atlanta

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified

Very Sharp, Light and Compact Lens

 
4.0

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Sharp Focus
  • Quick Focus
  • Rugged
  • Durable
  • Strong Construction

CONS

  • Missing VR

BEST USES

  • General Use

Comments:

Very Good Lens, Just Missing VR.

 Images from Sree
 
Sharp Focus even at Distant Object

By Captain Bob

from Fort Lauderdale, FL

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified

I would definitely buy this lens again.

 
5.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Sharp Focus
  • Lightweight
  • Consistent Output

CONS

BEST USES

  • Sports/Action
  • General Use

Comments:

This is a good buy -reasonably priced and getting Nikon quality optics is a great combination.


By Manny the teacher

from Oakland, CA

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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Wonderful primary travel lense

 
4.0

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Strong Construction
  • Quick Focus
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Consistent Output

CONS

  • Somtimes doesn't lock in
  • Heavy

BEST USES

  • Wildlife
  • Landscape Photography
  • General Use
  • Night Photography

Comments:

Firm focus ring and solid zooming


By thosspot

from New York, NY

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified

Very pleased

 
4.0

PROS

  • Quick Focus
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Sharp Focus
  • Lightweight
  • Consistent Output

CONS

BEST USES

  • Great for everyday shoots
  • General Use

Comments:

Gave to my wife who had problems focusing manually due to some eye issues. She's been taking a lot more pictures now that she's got confidence.


By Wes

from Katy Texas

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Excellent lens [...]

 
5.0

PROS

  • Quick Focus
  • Sharp Focus
  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Strong Construction

CONS

  • NONE

BEST USES

  • Sports/Action
  • General Use
  • Wildlife
  • Landscape Photography

Comments:

Great for close ups and portait photos


By paparazzi Mom

from Youngsville Louisiana

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified

Everything I hoped it would be

 
5.0

PROS

  • Sharp Focus
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Quick Focus
  • Dependable
  • Durable
  • Strong Construction
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged
  • Fantastic versatile lens
  • Consistent Output

CONS

  • NONE

BEST USES

  • Special Effects
  • Portraiture
  • Upgrade
  • Night Photography
  • Indoor or outdoor
  • Wildlife
  • Landscape Photography
  • Sports/Action
  • General Use

Comments:

I just love the lens, and not having to change a lens during a shoot. I use the lens indoors and outdoors at parties weddings and just for fun. I love being able to take close ups of the children I shoot without them realizing I am doing it. I am getting some great candid shots. I was having to have my camera cleaned because of dust getting in to the camera while changing the lens from wide angle to telephoto, money saving can be added to the list. This lens is giving me many options and opportinities I did not have before.I love it.


By Teddy Bear

from Brown Deer, WI

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

This is a terrific lens!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Sharp Focus
  • Quick Focus

CONS

BEST USES

  • Wildlife
  • Landscape Photography
  • Special Effects
  • Upgrade
  • Sports/Action
  • Night Photography
  • General Use

Comments:

This was a Christmas present for my wife who says this purchase makes her very happy. The price was great too!


By Tom G

from Chicago, IL

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Abe's of Maine is the BEST!!!!!!!!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Sharp Focus
  • Rugged
  • Quick Focus
  • Strong Construction
  • Consistent Output

CONS

BEST USES

  • Sports/Action
  • General Use

Comments:

I am glad Abe's of Maine separates the D80 package and sells this lens separate.


By Rudy Wes

from Midwest

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Great Lens at a Great Price

 
4.0

PROS

  • Consistent Output
  • Sharp Focus
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Strong Construction
  • Durable
  • Quick Focus

CONS

BEST USES

  • Sports/Action
  • Upgrade
  • General Use

Comments:

I bought this lens as a new walk around lens. This is a perfect lens for someone who doesnt have the money to spend on an 18-200.


By DJ

from San Francisco, CA

About Me Casual user

Verified

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Works great!

 
4.0

PROS

  • Sharp Focus
  • Quick Focus
  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Upgrade
  • General Use
  • Wildlife
  • Landscape Photography

Comments:

I am just a casual user, so I can't say how well the lens would hold up under continual use or in adverse conditions, but it works great for me!


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