Reviews and Problems with Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED-IF AF-S DX
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Impressive for a kit lens, destined to be a kit lens
Beau Smith, Amazon
25 June 2009
Summary: It's difficult to write this review without substantial bias and background, but the best way to write this review is to speak from experience. I got this lens with the Nikon D80, which many people have cited (somewhat accurately) as among the most notorious for soft images.
Handy and good lense when not wide open. Mine broke after 1.5 year of light use.
8 June 2009
Summary: This lens is versatile. If the lighting is good it produces decent images. It's not very fast, but sufficient for my use (very basic) most of the time. The extra zoom is very handy but I've noticed when the lighting is a bit low (e.g., outdoor early evening), the pictures come out way too dark.
Summary: So you want to buy a nice "all around lens." Well, this could be it, however, take some of my following into consideration. Pros; This lens is a cheap and easy way to cover a large range of zooms. Depending upon your needs and camera you own, this lens allows for a lot of versatility. +1 Star.
Decent contrast, excellent color, very poor pincushion.
Kate Stokes, Amazon
25 June 2007
Summary: The title of my review basically says it all. I sold this lens soon after getting it as part of a D80 kit. While the contrast and colors are better than expected from a kit lens, the pincushion is just terrible.
Summary: The optics, performance, and convenience of this lens are all very good, but there is significant pincushion distortion at the wide angle end--where we take a large percentage of our pictures. Otherwise, the zoom range would be perfect for those who frequently want to carry only one lens.
Summary: I'm a hobbiest/enthusiast not a professional, yet I've taken the time to learn terms like vignette, bokeh and about pincushion/barrel lens effect. The 18-135mm DX Nikkor lens suffers from all of them.
Summary: I can't honestly give this a 1 or 2 star rating because i don't believe every one of these that Nikon makes will suffer the same fate as mine. It's far too easy to just blast a product because it didn't work for me, but at the same time, leave out the part that mine might just be a lemon and that...
Sharp glass, but slow AF, poor distortion, and significant light fall-off.
M. Vaughan, Amazon
9 December 2006
Summary: The title says it all. I bought the lens because the glass is sharp, the focal length is handy, and it is lightweight and easy to use. But the light fall-off in the corners is significant unless you stop-down every shot.
Excerpt: D80 kittipaketissa siis tuli moinen mukana. Ihan ok yleisobjektiivi laajan polttovälinsä ansiosta. Samaan hintaan saa kuitenkin selvästi tarkempia ja valovoimaisempia (mutta lyhyempiä) putkia esim sigmalta.