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Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED-IF AF-S DX

Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor is a lightwei Read more

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Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX Lens

The Digital Picture
3 May 2007
  • Excerpt: While I hope to create a full Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools. This page currently exists because it is required by the database and content management systems for the posting of those standard test results.
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Overall 9
Design 9
Value for money 9
Features 9
Performance 9
Picture quality 9

Nikon AF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX

What Digital Camera
21 April 2007
  • Excerpt: With a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 27-202mm, this might appeal to Nikon DSLR users.
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AF-S DX 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF

24 September 2007
  • Conclusion: To take the place of the Nikkor 18-70 mm, Nikon released a new model - the Nikkor 18-135 mm with more universal parameters and an equally good price. Unfortunately, nothing is for free. Very good picture quality in the center of the frame is offset by poor performance in the edges of the frame. There is huge vignetting and visible chromatic aberration at the ends of the focal length range. The distortion is visible at the whole range of focal lengths.
  • Cons: poor picture quality for 35-50 mm and 135 mm at the edges of the frame, visible chromatic aberration at the ends of the focal length range, large geometric distortion for the whole focal length range, huge vignetting at 18 mm and 135 mm, poor performance in bright light in wide angle mode, poor build quality
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Overall 6

Expert Review

Photo answers
14 April 2007
  • Excerpt: Once mounted on a D-SLR, the Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED-IF AF-S DX basically takes the place of the old 28-200mm in 35mm terms. It offers a basic focal range that the average user may require without the need for two or more lenses, and all for a low cost. This means that you can keep your kit weight down to a minimum when you are travelling about and need to go light. The silent wave motor (SWM) makes a massive difference to the autofocus performance.
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Expert Review

5 October 2006
  • Summary: Wiele do życzenia pozostawia też plastikowa obudowa i bagnet. Jak na razie jakość zastosowanych elementów nie wpływa znacząco na jakość obrazu, ale trudno po trwających tydzień testach stwierdzić jak ten plastik będzie sprawował się na przykład za rok lub dwa. A to może być problemem...
  • Pros: świetna jakość obrazu w centrum kadru i to dla całego zakresu ogniskowych,, mała aberracja chromatyczna dla ogniskowych od 35 do 85 mm,, dość dobrze korygowany astygmatyzm,, cichy i sprawny autofokus,, duża uniwersalność przy niewielkich gabarytach,, przystępna cena.
  • Cons: zła jakość obrazu na brzegu pola, dla ogniskowych 35-50 i 135 mm,, widoczna aberracja chromatyczna dla krańców zakresu ogniskowych,, duże zniekształcenia geometryczne w całym zakresie ogniskowych,, potężne winietowanie dla 18 i 135 mm,, kiepska praca pod ostre światło przy szerokim kącie,, wątpliwej jakości obudowa.
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