Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
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Great carry around lens
Armando the White, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: I bought this lens to use it around for street photography, photojournalism and travel. Its not the fastest lens but its very sharp across most of the focal length. Here where I live (Puerto Rico) we have tropical weather and sunny days most of the time so light is not really an issue. I do recommend it to that student/semi-pro photographer to have it in your camera all the time. Construction is very solid typical of the Nikon brand.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I've had this lens for almost a year and have used it in many different situations including beach sunsets, landscapes, city walking, and cars. I bought it used and for the price it has served its purpose well, to capture moments. BUT I would not recommend it for much else. It is very soft, especially when zoomed in. I have noticed on several occasions it completely missed the zoom, perhaps that is my fault but it just seems to happen to often.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Good Enough, Lightweight
Nikon 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR Nikkor review by tfewing
3 weeks ago
Summary: This is a great all-rounder for a D7000 or D7100. I have the 16-85mm, but sometimes I was needing more reach. This provides a very useful zoom range while staying light and compact. Surprisingly, the VR performance is exceptional (a solid 4+ stops), plus autofocus is quite fast, silent, and accurate. It also is evenly sharp at all focal lengths -- even when fully zoomed out. Also, central sharpness is very good wide open; corners need 1-2 stops for improvement.
Pros: Exceptional VR performance, fast & accurate focusing, and even sharpness through zoom range.
Cons: Distortion typical for the genre. Price a bit high.
Summary: I like this lens quite a bit more than the 18-55 kit lens, and it has become the lens that I keep attached to my camera the most, but I get far better pictures with my 35mm prime lens... This is a nice, cheap travel lens that works quite well for taking pictures of my kids (which is what I bougt it for.) For what it is, it is good. Just don't expect too much from it.
Excerpt: A great solid lens, Nikon does make better lens, I have them in my camera bag, but for the price point I don't think there's a better lens out there. Any short comings this lens might I have, I can correct in Photoshop. It seems a little softer then my other Nikon lens and the color is just a little muted. I'm using this lens mostly for interior architect shots and some portraits (mostly as a backup for my normal portrait lens).
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: I purchased this to use with D5100 & D7100. The metal mount is solid and much better than the 18-55mm kit lens. Only two negative comments: (1) zoom ring is too tight and requires a large turn from 18mm to 140mm. Because of this I missed some shots on moving objects; (2) light falls off and distortion at the 4 corners. This is particular obvious when I process the photos in DXO Optics Pro, and compare with my 16-85mm lens.