Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G (2.9x)
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Overperforms on 24mp FX
Matthew J. Taglieri, Amazon
28 January 2015
Summary: Absurdly sharp for the price of a clean used model. Using on a D610 the image quality (stopped down) is excellent. Even wide open, the lens is sharp enough for portraits and you can knock the background out on FX. Makes for a perfect walk around lens or travel lens when you don't want the weight associated with modern constant aperture zooms.
with nice lighting and some adjustments in Photoshop you can get ...
16 December 2014
Summary: You get what you pay for. It is a light weight, very delicate lens. You can fee how delicate it is. However, with nice lighting and some adjustments in Photoshop you can get really nice results. If you consider a nice zoom-lens can go over $500, this is a great option for low budget projects, for students or for anyone who's not making any profit out of this lens.
Summary: Great performance for a cheap lens. Probably best mid-range zoom lens under 100 you can get. It's my walk around mid range for sure, and it will cover. 42mm-120mm on a DX, which is what I use for a backup. I personally think it is a good choice for a lens on a d600 or even d800 for casual shooting, then match it with 1.8 or f/2 primes when you need it. It's a great amateur/enthusiast combo.
Summary: I don't know if i would call it auto-focus. Maybe I'm just not using it correctly. Doesn't auto-focus for me. Takes good pictures when i tun the wheel the correct way. Sometimes it bumps against something and comes out of focus but that is expected.
Summary: This lens is truly a magnificent product. A plastic zoom that works amazingly on my D800. The clarity for the pictures are unparalleled for the price. If you're on a budget or even if you aren't this lens is worth picking up to add to your arsenal, you'll be happy with the turnout.
Summary: I read about this lens in some photography articles and took a chance buying it for my D800. It is everything positive and more than anticipated. I wanted an inexpensive mid range zoom lens for casual shooting, as I own mostly fixed fast prime lenses; 35mm, 50mm, 85mm. This lens works perfect on the D800 and although not fast, it has excellent optics and covers the full range of my primes.