Summary: This is in my opinion, one of the best walk around lenses made by anyone. I have used this lens for outdoor shooting, wedding receptions, lanscapes, etc., etc. Needless to say, I have never been disappointed with any of its results.
and pin-cushion and barrel distortion not present in good fixed focal-length lenses is a standard for zoom lenses ...
kkjkjiThomas E. Jonesk, Amazon
24 January 2015
Summary: It's a consumer grade "kit" lens which Nikon designed to be included with new cameras, and yes .... it is a low-end Nikkor. Still, many folks will put down a lens because it is not a flagship model, just as they will rate a mega-buck lens higher because it costs more.
Summary: This particular lens, simply put, is not for the digital generation. It was designed for film cameras, and old tyros like myself that still shoot film. I wouldn't recommend it for digital cameras. Cheap these days and versatile too. Hope this helps.
Summary: Not great but good. Price is right. Too the people that says it doesn't af, it's not supposed to on low end DSLR cameras. It will auto focus on the higher end ones. And chances are if you don't know this then you don't know how to manually focus either.
Summary: This lens is awful for use on a digital camera. Let alone it does not focus on the d5100, it produces images far inferior from the kit lens. The images are never sharp and the colors are awful. I have used it on a film camera and it ok for that purpose.
It meets the needs of non-professional shots of family and travel with good lighting
24 November 2013
Summary: Optically this lense is just ok, but it is Nikkor (though their lowest quality level). It meets the needs of non-professional shots of family and travel with good lighting, but not for the highest quality professional shots. That said, its low cost makes it a value for casual shots.
Summary: This was the only lens I could find online that was inexpensive. The lens does it's job. Even though it is used it looks brand new. No scratches or dents. Nikon creates some of the best lenses out there.
Summary: This is quite a good lens, especially for the price on here. You'd be hard pressed to find better bang for your buck. This will allow you to take great photos in many different situations. Quite versatile. You can't really go wrong with this little beauty.