but its a excelent lens, Came just in time for when i ...
Esteban Cherres, Amazon
2 September 2015
Summary: This works wonders on my D800, fast lens, since no VR you need to have a fast exposure setting, but its a excelent lens, Came just in time for when i needed to do some wide shots inside a factory, and it worked great
Summary: I used this lens with the panasonic AF100 so my review may not be relevant for DSLR users, but I hated this lens. Everything about it really, the construction is really crappy plastic, the image is bad and if you plan on manually focusing this lens think again! beware!
Summary: This is less a review than a correction to Amazon's description of the product pending the update I requested. This lens does not as stated come with an 72mm lens cap. It comes with a 77mm lens cap, and uses 77mm filters.
Conclusion: Used on D700. I paid EUR 275 second-hand for an absolutely mint one. This is the more affordable brethren of the F/2.8 17-35 AF-S. Build quality is not very good. I think it's quite solid in real terms, but it feels very plasticy. The focus ring is completely undamped. It's plastic all the way.
Pros: - Decent optics for the money - Very fast AF - Aperture ring, so it works on almost any Nikon (D)SLR ever made. - Nothing moves externally during AF
Cons: - Build quality is merely acceptable - Completely loose focus ring - Lot of fringing around highlights - Weird pointy shape of defocused light sources - 77mm filter ring makes this lens take up a lot of space in your bag - Same holds for the MASSIVE lens hood - Price for a new one is too high
Summary: This lens is a superb addition to my growing lens collection. Combined with my 70-300mm VR lens, I have a ton of capability in a small package. This lens is a great value for me. I suppose someday I'll move up to a more expensive wide-angle, but I'll have to REALLY need to.
Summary: This is a great lens! It's the least expensive wide zoom you're going to find for your Nikon full frame camera. It will work on the DX format also, so if that's what you have, it's a great investment to go ahead and buy FX lenses as you may decide to go full frame down the road as I did.
Summary: Have had the lens for a few years and probably 15,000+ images on 3 Nikon cameras. No repairs or apparent wear, it is tougher than it looks, even dropped it once, no problems. Excellent color rendition, contrast and sharpness for the price.
Summary: The Nikon 18-35 is a consumer-grade ultra-wide zoom (the Nikon 17-35 and 16-35 are the comparable pro-level lenses). The 18-35 is much cheaper and lighter than the pro lenses, and the build quality is a little less robust.
Summary: This replaced an unfortunate Tamron WA purchase which I regretted immediately. For the price I don't think you can get better Nikon optics. Distortion is fairly high at the widest end and you get vignetting at 18mm if using with a standard thickness filter. Construction feels solid.