Nikon 1 Nikkor 10mm f/2.8 Review @ Photography blog

"One of the biggest claims Nikon has made about the 1 System was that it has the fastest AF in the world. Now, we've heard that claim before from other companies so we were naturally curious to find out how this particular lens behaved in this respect. We're pleased to report that in good light, the 1 Nikkor 10mm lens, mounted to a Nikon 1 V1 body, does indeed focus extremely quickly, and not just on . . . read more

Micro Nikkor AF-S DX 40mm f/2.8 G review @ Photozone.de

"A dedicated hood is included with the lens. For non-macro usage the hood is not really needed because of the recessed front element. For macro shots things look different and the hood certainly helps to prevent side light from hitting the front lens. In case the light is coming from . . . read more

Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Review @ Photography blog

'One of the biggest claims Nikon has made about the 1 System was that it has the fastest AF in the world. Now, we've heard that claim before from other companies so we were naturally curious to find out how this particular lens behaved in this respect. We're pleased to report that in good light, the 1 Nikkor 30-110mm lens, mounted to a Nikon 1 V1 body, does indeed focus extremely quickly, and not just . . . read more

Nikon AF-S VR Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED review at SLR Gear

"From 70 to about 135mm, this lens is sharp, sharp, sharp, even when shot wide open. It softens a bit at 200mm, and becomes progressively more so as you proceed to 300mm. It's never awful though, and it's a good deal more than passable at 300mm and f/8.

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Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED review at photodo

"Nikon's 12-24mm is a very lightweight lens, especially when compared to other lenses Nikon designate 'professional' by placing a gold stripe around the front filter ring. Much of the lens barrel is constructed from high-quality plastics and the lens doesn't extend during zooming or focusing. The lens accepts 77mm filters and the filter ring is made of plastic, so care may need to be taken when attaching filters in . . . read more

Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 Review @ Photography blog

"One of the biggest claims Nikon has made about the 1 System was that it has the fastest AF in the world. Now, we've heard that claim before from other companies so we were naturally curious to find out how this particular lens behaved in this respect. We're pleased to report that in good light, the 1 Nikkor 10-30mm lens, mounted to a Nikon 1 V1 body, does indeed focus extremely quickly, even if your . . . read more

Nikon AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR review at photodo

"Although not mind-blowing, this lens puts in a decent performance as far as sharpness is concerned. At maximum aperture sharpness is good in the centre of the frame, and approaching good towards the edges.

As the lens is stopped down, the clarity improves until f/8, where sharpness in the centre of the frame is excellent, and very good towards the edges. . . . read more

Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Review review at photodo

"Weighing 425g, this lens is relatively lightweight and compact. It balances extremely well on the Nikon D700 body used for testing, with or without the MB-D10 battery grip attached. High quality plastics have been used for much of the construction and the lens mount is metal. A rubber gasket has been fitted around the lens mount to help prevent to ingress of dust and moisture into the camera body, although the

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Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF Nikkor lens review at SLR Gear

"This 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF is just the latest in a long line of Nikkor lenses covering this focal length range, stretching back to 1982. This latest version was first sold in 1997, and continues unchanged to this day. It has to some extent been supplanted by the Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lens, which we have also . . . read more

Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 Lens review at photodo

"Manual focusing is performed via the narrow rubberised ring, which has just the right amount of resistance and travel to make fine adjustments straightforward. A minimum focus distance of 16.3cm provides life size magnification, but with little working distance. Care will need to be taken not to shade your subject when working this close, and the supplied lens hood may need to be removed. The hood is a

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Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Nikkor review at SLR Gear

"The Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 DX constant-aperture lens shows just what you get when spending money on premium optics: Top-notch performance across the board, with very good sharpness even when shooting wide open. (And at f/2.8, "wide open" on the 17-55 is wide indeed.) . . . read more

Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens review at photodo

"The minimum focus distance of 38cm is useful for the occasional close-up image and also means that you're unlikely to be hitting the close focus stop when shooting in tight spaces.

The Vibration Reduction II system fitted to this lens promises to allow hand held sharp shots to be taken at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than would normally be recommended by the usual rule of thumb. . . . read more

Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Nikkor review at SLR Gear

"For a $200 lens, the 35mm ƒ/1.8DX provides surprisingly good results. With the lens set to its widest aperture of ƒ/1.8 overall image sharpness is quite respectable, with a sharp central region of 1.5 blur units, and slightly soft corners approaching 3 blur units. Image sharpness improves slightly at ƒ/2. At ƒ/2.8 . . . read more

Nikon 105mm f/2.8D AF Micro Nikkor review at SLR Gear

"The 105mm f/2.8 Micro-Nikkor is one of our personal favorites. It's on the big and clunky side, and doesn't focus terribly quickly (it depends on the focus motor in the camera body, rather than on a fast "Silent Wave" motor in the lens itself, but its optical characteristics are just so good that we can forgive its . . . read more

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G ED Review @ Photography blog

"The Nikon AF-S 50mm f1.8G lens features a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) that allows near-silent auto-focusing on all Nikon DSLR cameras. Importantly, this solution allows instant manual override even when the focus mode switch is in the M/A position. . . . read more

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G review at photodo

"Build quality-wise this 50mm lens is pretty typical of Nikon's higher-end consumer offerings. The lens barrel is constructed from high quality textured plastic and a distance scale window with an embossed gold surround featured on the top. Weighing only 280g, it isn't a heavy or large lens.

The silent wave focusing motor is certainly very quiet, but focusing speeds are noticeably slower than with . . . read more

Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6 AF-S VR DX Nikkor review at photodo

"Weighing only 335g, this is a very lightweight and compact lens, especially suitable for those looking for a telephoto optic that they won't need to leave at home when travelling light. All of the lens barrel is constructed from black textured plastics which feel sturdy enough for casual use, but which certainly won't survive the rigours of professional use. A large rubberised grip helps to improve the handling of . . . read more

Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor reviw at SLR Gear

"The 50mm ƒ/1.8 AF-D provides sharp results when stopped down to ƒ/2.8 or smaller. When used wide open at ƒ/1.8 or ƒ/2, we did note some generalized softness.

On the sub-frame D200, the lens was fairly soft at ƒ/1.8 and ƒ/2, showing between 3 and 4 blur units

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G DX review at photodo

"Weighing only 200g, and being only 52.5mm long, this lens is exceedingly lightweight, compact and should be easy enough to stow away in a kit bag for when you need it without it being a burden. The lens balances well on the Nikon D300 used for testing.

Build quality is good, with the lens barrel being constructed from high quality plastics and the lens mount is . . . read more

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR review at photodo

"The first thing many who have used the previous version of this lens will notice is that it feels a fair bit wider than its predecessor. In fact the size and shape of the lens is reminiscent of the much older AF-D 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6, with a wide body tapering steeply towards the lens mount. The design is typical of more modern Nikkors, with a wide rubberised zoom ring placed at the far end of the lens barrel and a

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Nikon 105mm f/2D AF DC Nikkor review at SLR Gear

"The Nikon 105mm ƒ/2 DC is a specialized portrait lens featuring ''defocus control.'' This control allows the photographer to change the appearance and nature of out-of-focus elements in the scene being captured. Defocus control as a technical innovation was first introduced in the 135mm ƒ/2 DC lens in . . . read more

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G review at photodo

"Weighing only 185g, this lens is incredibly lightweight and shouldn't be too much of a burden to stow in a kit bag until needed as a result. Despite the light weight, the build quality hasn't suffered. The lens mount is constructed from metal, which has a rubber gasket to keep dust and moisturise from getting into the camera, although the rest of the lens makes no promises about weather sealing. The rest of the lens body

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Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR review at photodo

"The design and build of this 18-105mm lens is typical of Nikon's mid range zoom lenses. The lens barrel is constructed from high quality plastics that have a textured finish to them that won't show marks or scratched too easily. The lens feels lightweight, but without feeling flimsy. The lens mount is also made of plastic, so care may need to be taken not to damage this while changing lenses. A large . . . read more

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VRII review at photodo

"Lenses of this level in Nikon's line up are built to withstand the rigours of daily professional use. This 200mm feels incredibly solid, and the weight of nearly three kilos will mean you'll certainly notice its presence when carrying it around, or using hand held. Unless you are used to using a lens of this weight, I'd exercise care before planning to hand hold the lens for long periods. If you're worried, then maybe a

few sessions at the gym will pay dividends. . . . read more

Nikon Micro Nikkor 200mm f/4 D (IF) ED review at photodo

"The lens comes supplied in a hard, tubular leatherette case that immediately shouts quality at you. The case is lined with brown velvet that further re-enforces this feel. Withdrawing the lens from the case reveals a solid looking piece of equipment, metal bodied, with a huge focus ring that occupies almost half the barrel.

Immediately in front of the mount is the aperture ring with a lock at f/32 for modern auto cameras. The

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Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED review at photodo

"This lens is a professional unit and the build quality is excellent, even going as far as a rubber seal around the mount to help prevent the ingress of moisture when the lens is mounted on the camera. A conventional two ring design with the zoom ring being set nearest to the camera. The focus ring is a step larger and is of the kind that can over-ride the AF without switching the camera mode. While the zoom ring

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Nikon PC-E Micro Nikkor 45mm f/2.8D ED review at photodo

"One of two new specialist lenses, this PC-E 45mm optic is just that, a specialised lens that is not for the faint hearted, an d to that end it comes with a comprehensive manual for a modern lens. This makes a total of three PC-E lenses along with the 24mm and 85mm versions. The advances over older models include Nikon's new Nano-coating of the optical elements and auto-aperture for compatible

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II review at photodo

"Nikon have been regularly updating their lens range and the latest zoom to get the makeover treatment is the Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8 GII ED. The mark I version hit the shops back in 2003 so the update was long overdue.

This lens is a professional quality 2.9x zoom with a fast constant f/2.8 aperture and Vibration Reduction. It's version two of Nikon's AF-S 70-200 f/2.8 that has been eagerly awaited for some time now and is a

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED-IF review at photodo

"Nikon's 14-24mm f/2.8 extreme-wide zoom lens is a professional optic truly deserving the extreme title. 14mm is very, very wide on a full-frame camera lending itself to use for landscapes, interiors and up-close and personal photojournalism right in the thick of the action. Nikon's latest technologies have been employed in the manufacture of this lens including their Nano-Crystal coat, which promises to

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED review at photodo

"Covering a wider angle than Nikon's previous standard f/2.8 constant aperture standard zooms, the 24-70mm is a very versatile professional quality optic. As with their other updated pro lenses, the 24-70mm sports a raft of features including internal focusing, a Silent Wave motor for quick and virtually silent focusing with full time manual override, ED glass to reduce chromatic aberrations and

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