Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED review at photodo

"Nikon have been hard at work revamping their line-up of lenses over the past couple of years. Ever since the release of their first FX format camera, the Nikon D3, several of their professional lenses designed to cover the full-frame format have received a makeover. This lens isn't a makeover as such, but a completely new prospect from Nikon. Their closest match from the old lens line-up would have

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f/4 G ED VRII review at photodo

"Weighing in at over 3Kg, it's not the kind of lens you will want to be carrying around if you aren't dead serious about using it. At 365.5mm long without the hood attached, it's the kind of lens you mount a camera on, rather than the other way around. Luckily the lens is supplied with an excellent padded shoulder case, that will also accommodate a camera body attached. Hand holding this optic for long

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

"As with other PC-E Nikkors in the range, this 45mm optic can accommodate up to 11.5mm of shift for control of perspective, or 8.5 degrees of tilt to manipulate the focal plane. The lens can also be rotated up to 90degrees clockwise or anticlockwise, with two intermediate stops between. Due to the wide range of lens movements, the lens needs to be capable of covering a much wider image circle, which explains the . . . read more

Nikon AF Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR review at photodo

"Released back in 2000, this venerable lens feels as though it is built to last although weighing only 1210g without the tripod foot attached it isn't a heavy lens for its size. Much of the exterior is constructed from high quality plastics, rather than metal, which helps to keep the weight down. It isn't an overly large lens either, being only slightly larger than Nikon's 70-300mm VR lens. The zoom range,

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Nikon PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED review at photodo

"To accommodate up to 11.5mm of shift and up to 8.5degrees of tilt either way this lens has to be able to cover a much larger imaging area than that of even Nikon's FX format cameras, which explains why this lens has quite a modest maximum aperture of f/3.5, despite the £1000+ price tag.

Each movement will allow the user to control the effect of converging lines, such as vertical wall on

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Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR review at photodo

"This new optic from Nikon costs around £370 and sports a Vibration Reduction system that promises to allow shots to be taken at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than without, a silent focusing motor and ED glass elements to help reduce the effects of colour fringing, which is often associated with telephoto lenses.

Alternatives include Nikon's 70-300mm, which also includes Vibration Reduction and a silent focusing

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR review at photodo

"The first thing that struck me about this lens is its size. It's certainly not a small lens for its type and can look quite imposing with the petal shaped hood attached. It takes standard 77mm filters via the front thread, which will please those looking for a walkabout lens to accompany their professional short zooms.

The lens construction and finish is typical of Nikon's latest generation mid-level consumer zooms, with

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G review at photodo

"Weighing 595g, this new optic is around 45g heavier than its predecessor and feels very well put together as a result. It is still not what I would call a heavy lens though and it balances perfectly on my D700, with or without the MB-D10 grip attached. Just like with Nikon's other new professional prime lenses the build quality is superb. It is finished in a matt textured black finish with a gold ring near the filter thread

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Nikon AF-S 16-35mm F/4G ED VR review at photodo

"Typical of Nikon's professional grade lenses, the build quality is very good, but in this case the lens isn't overly large or heavy. At 125mm long, it's only a bit larger than Nikon's diminutive, but rather old 20-35mm f/2.8 and the weight of 685g makes it balance extremely well on my Nikon D700 with or without the optional MB-D10 grip.

High quality plastics have been employed for most of the construction which have a textured finish that . . . read more

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Review @ Photography blog

"In Spot AF mode, the lens focuses fairly quickly but not instantly. Switch your camera to Continuous AF though, and you'll be surprised at how well it copes with fast-moving subjects. With the Nikon D700 set to Focus Priority in C-AF mode, I was able to successfully photograph a young and energetic herding dog running at me at full speed, with my keeper rate being a lot higher than I had expected . . . read more

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Review @ Photography blog

"With the lens attached to a D700, auto-focus is generally fast (but not instant). On the F65, focusing worked well in good light, but became quite problematic in normal room lighting. The D700 had no such issues with the lens.

The focus ring, which is close to the rear of the lens, is slim but adequate for the job. It requires a little more than a 90° turn to get from

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G Review @ Photography blog

"The Nikon AF-S 35mm f1.4 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. Focusing is fully internal, meaning the length of the lens always remains constant, and the front of the lens does not rotate on focus. This is good . . . read more

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S Nikkor review at SLR Gear

"There was a time when zoom lenses were scorned in comparison to prime lenses, owing to the poor image quality, and the limitations with regard to the largest aperture that could be obtained. Suffice it to say that with the 24-70mm ƒ/2.8 that time may be long past. . . . read more

Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D review at momentcorp

"Chromatic Abberations is very high for a lens like this, and the vignetting is also very high on this lens. For PJ shooters the vignetting will in most cases be a plus, but for landscape shooters this will in most cases be a big drawback. To top it off it's very soft in the corners and needs to be stopped down to at . . . read more

Nikon PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED Review @ Photography blog

"The PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED lens works without limitations on the Nikon D3X that was provided for this review, but this cannot be said of other Nikon cameras. If you mount it on a body that has a pop-up flash – like the Nikon D70 shown in the shot above – you will not be able to shift it all the way up, because the flash housing gets in the way. In other positions, you'll have problems with the tilt/shift . . . read more

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED review at SLR Gear

"This is the kit lens that Nikon introduced with the D80 in mid-2006. It represented a new level of optical capability and quality for a kit lens, and as such greatly boosted the value of the D80's kit packages.

Lens designers always face difficult choices in deciding how to optimize a given lens design. There's no

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Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor reviw at SLR Gear

"The 50mm ƒ/1.4 AF-D is slightly soft when used wide open, or even stopped down to ƒ/2. By ƒ/2.8 it improves dramatically, and becomes tack sharp at smaller apertures.

Our sample of the 50mm ƒ/1.4 shows signs of slight de-centering. Mounted on the D200 and shot wide

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED Review @ Photography blog

"The Nikon 24mm f1.4 features a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) that allows near-silent auto-focusing on all Nikon DSLRs. Importantly, this solution allows instant manual override even when the focus mode switch is in the M/A position. Focusing is fully internal, meaning the length of the lens always remains constant. . . . read more

Nikon 85mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor review at SLR Gear

"Even doing casual research into the performance of this lens, one is impressed upon with its legendary sharpness. However, in our testing, optimal performance for corner to corner sharpness is only achieved when the lens is stopped down to ƒ/5.6. Pronounced corner softness can be observed at ƒ/1.4 through . . . read more

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF review at SLR Gear

"Back when we first tested the Nikon D70 at Imaging Resource, we were impressed by the quality of the 18-70mm lens that came bundled with it in retail packages. It wasn't until we looked at the results from DxO Analyzer though, that we realized just how good it actually is.

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

"This lens seems, on first handling it, to be slimmer and lighter than the opposition. It is somewhat of an illusion though, probably enhanced by the low profile tripod collar and the physically smaller Nikon mount.

The first 50mm of the lens are plain except for a single white location dot. This area does however include a non-removable tripod collar that blends in so well with the lens that it isn’t noticed from above.

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Review @ Photography blog

"The Nikon 16-35mm f/4 VR is fairly big for a medium-speed wide zoom - in fact, the lens is so long that you could be forgiven for mistaking it for a telephoto lens at first glance. Measuring 125mm (nearly 5 inches) in length, the new Nikkor is physically longer than the older and faster AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D and a couple of 16-35mm f/2.8 offerings from the competition; not to mention the venerable . . . read more

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm 1:4G ED VR review @ DPreview

"The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm 1:4G ED VR, announced in February 2010, has the distinction of being the world's first ultra-wideangle lens to feature optical image stabilization. It's designed primarily for use on full-frame DSLRs, as a less-expensive alternative to the likes of the 17-35mm 1:2.8D or the 14-24mm 1:2.8G, but is also fully compatible with DX bodies on which it offers a . . . read more

Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR Nikkor review at SLR Gear

"This lens joined Nikon's lineup a few years back (2001?), and continues to be popular with long-zoom aficionados. It combines an impressive 5x telephoto zoom range with Nikon's VR (Vibration Reduction, aka image stabilization) technology to permit hand-holding of long-telephoto exposures under less than ideal lighting. . . . read more

Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED review at momentcorp

"The Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye can in most respects be compared to it's older brother the Nikon 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye. When comparing the two lenses side by side the performance is almost identical. I feel that the 16mm has an edge wide open in regards to sharpness, but other than that they are very similar. . . . read more

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8D VR review at photodo

"This is a professional lens and the build quality lives up to the status. Everything fits well and works smoothly, as it should do on a product that has been designed without compromise.

Going forward from the mount, we first encounter the drop-in slide for the 52mm filters. To the right of this is a button to set the focus memory. Next is the collar for the tripod mount that is not removable . . . read more

Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED review at SLR Gear

"Compared to the predecessor Nikon 60mm ƒ/2.8, the new AF-S version of the 60mm is much sharper at all apertures. The optimum aperture for sharpness is ƒ/5.6, where the lens provides tack-sharp results across the frame, but the differences in performance for all aperture settings between ƒ/2.8 and ƒ/11 are

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8G VR II Lens Review @ d preview

"The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G ED VR II was announced in July 2009, as the second iteration of the company's professional stabilized fast telezoom. It's the successor to the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G ED VR which first appeared in 2003, and brings to the table an entirely remastered optical system designed to match the demands of the latest high resolution FX format . . . read more

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

"This is an amazing piece of glass, it's performance is truly amazing. With excellent sharpness even in the corners @ f/2.8, you start to realize the potential of this lens. The lens is really well balanced on the D3, the focus and zoom ring have just the right feel to them. The new weather seal on this lens is also a good upgrade over previous lenses made by Nikon.  . . . read more

Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF review at momentcorp

"The 85mm f/1.4D IF was shown off with the release of the Nikon D3 camera, quite understandable as both the lens and camera really rocks.

The Nikon AF 85mm f/1.4 outperforms the manual focus version without a doubt. On the performance side
it is overall pretty damn good, with the exceptions of longitudinal CA, 
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