Reviews and Problems with Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED-IF AF-S DX
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Not bad for the price
22 December 2013
Summary: I bought this lens in a hurry as my wife accidentally broke my 18-105mm with VR. My caution to anyone looking at this lens is to be sure you have a steady hand as you will see a difference in the clarity of your pictures. The reason I gave it 4 stars is because there is noticable dust inside the lens on both ends. Unfortunately, you can see speckles in some of the images depending on the background and exposure.
Summary: Years ago when I first got serious about SLR Photography I was steered to the 18-135mm zoom and I used it quite extensively. I was using a different brand of camera (Minolta) but the facility of this particular lens combination was always perfect. I have been a photographer over 60 years and have learned to be particular about my equipment.
Summary: I also purchased the Multi-Bat-Pk, I started out using my Nikon D80 and 18-135mm lens on the manual settings only for almost a year, took 7,000+ shots before I ever saw the low battery start to go down. I shoot RAW/JPEG, Fine and Large and I use (3) 4GB SDHC Extreme III cards by SanDisk. I will use 8GB and 16GB SDHC cards when I travel. The Camera and Lens have worked flawlessly in the Hot days of Summer and the Cold days of Winter. I really love this Nikon Kit.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Quiet
Summary: I've been using this lens for about 10 months. I use it on my D60. I mostly use primes because they are so much faster (better for low light) and they are far sharper than any zoom that I can afford. So for any camera I own, I usually have one zoom that will do the job when no primes can. This lens fits that role nicely. This lens has what many negative reviewers say: Pincushion distortion at the extreme wide end and vigneting at the extreme tele end.
Summary: I use the product for fun, and work. I have taken it only a couple of hikes with me. It has not been very heavy or hard to use. I use the same camera model for my work as well. I really like how clear the lcd is and how fast the shutter is.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization
Summary: This is a great product! The picture quality is great! I am very impressed by the image stabilization. This camera is great for taking portraits. Some of the buttons are a little confusing, but if you read the manual, it is easy to figure out! Happy photo taking!
Pros: Bright LCD, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization
Summary: This is a great basic lens for my camera. I use other, more specific lenses when I have specific needs, but this is the perfect lens to have on my camera when I'm just walking around. I has good zoom capabilities, and can go relatively wide as well. It's also smaller than my faster lenses, and so I'm not struggling with so much weight. The primary thing that sets this lens apart from my higher end lenses is it's speed.
Summary: First used the D70 at a Holiday Hollywood Movie Museum created by Sculptor Mark Klaus. Used it to take guest pictures in front of the sleigh from the film "The Grinch" w/ Jim Carey. HAD A BALL! For a photography enthusiast, we all had a great time! The portraits were fabulous - clear, bright & so simple to take the pictures! Used it again and again. The D80 is only better yet!
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Stable Light Weight, Strong Construction