Reviews and Problems with Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX
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Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF DX AF-S Nikkor review by rrwilliams64
7 October 2013
Summary: Still one of Nikon's best kit lenses and an overlooked offering for those seeking a walkaround lens. Can be found at very reasonable prices on second hand market. Has a metal mount, focuses silently, it's a faster piece of glass than some other choices folks turn to in the Nikon stable.
Pros: well built for the price, faster than 16-85 and 18-105, sharp
Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF DX AF-S Nikkor review by Tord
13 March 2012
Summary: Bought this as a compliment to my Nikon V1, and together with the TF1 adapter it costed about as much as the 30-110 would have. But used Nikon lenses are easy to find, at very friendly prices! Focuses fairly sharpish on the V1 and is a pleasure to use!
Pros: Excellent compliment to my Nikon V1, surprisingly sharp!
Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF DX AF-S Nikkor review by mortuus
29 June 2010
Summary: Recently picked up this from someone who had this as a lens for D80 almost 4 years, hard to believe such a lens can still look almost as if new says alot. I figured after 1.5 years shooting with the kit lens 18-55 for my D40 i wanted something that didnt feel so cheap and plastic so this was a...
Pros: Fast, accurate, great flexibility, weather sealed which is quite good
Cons: zoom ring is a bit stiff, lack of vr perhaps
Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF DX AF-S Nikkor review by Philly
18 May 2010
Summary: It is a pretty good lens, and I've read some other reviews that corroborate mine: pretty good everyday lens. I especially like how it renders colors. But vignetting gets pretty bad, especially when using a polarisation filter in sunny conditions.
Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF DX AF-S Nikkor review by adrian snow
adrian snow, slrgear.com
28 March 2010
Summary: Let me come out and say that I have owned two copies of this lens and wasn't really impressed by either. I rate this lens a solid 8 overall because it is not a bad lens by any means, but not really impressive either. For me, it is a great 'Jack-of-all-trades' lens.
Pros: Quality/Price ratio, very practical zoom range, AF-S
Cons: No VR or fast maximum aperature, Shallow 'sweet spot' ,
Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF DX AF-S Nikkor review by nikonfreak
14 March 2010
Summary: this is a excellent lense , it is heavyli underrated by many, imho it is far far better than the average kit lense. the range is good, from 18-70mm optically perfect very little flaws, ed glass a decent range of f3.5-5.6. this lense still serves me great .
Pros: Excellent quality, heavy lense
Cons: not worty of the name "kitlense "it is too good for that
Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF DX AF-S Nikkor review by ZinMe
4 January 2010
Summary: I bought this lens to go with my D80 in 2007. It is very sharp in the center although on the borders when I shoot team pictures I don't get consistently good sharpness. Others have complained about vignetting, but I notice no significant vignetting.
Pros: Very sharp in center, affordable, durable, good focal range (18-70)
Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF DX AF-S Nikkor review by Eager
25 October 2009
Summary: I used this lens during my short trip in Romania. It managed very well for a lens in this price category. It's only weakness was in lowlight performance. It failed to focus properly in some difficult indoor situations.
Pros: small, cheap, mostly sharp
Cons: variable aperture, occasionally hunts for a focus in low light