Nikon 28-100mm f/3.5-5.6G AF Nikkor Lens


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The Nikon 28-100mm f/3.5-5.6G AF Nikkor Lens

Features:


  • Rounded 7-blade aperture diaphragm
  • One aspherical lens element
  • G technology lets the user control aperture selection through
    the camera body
  • Filter Size - 62mm
  • F-Stop Range - 3.5-5.6 to 22

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2 Reviews  

Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Steve G. Ashmore
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/23/2005
3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/23/2005 4:44:31 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/23/2005 4:44:31 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/23/2005 4:44:31 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/23/2005 4:44:31 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/23/2005 4:44:31 AM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
This is first time I am submitting a product review, so warning to readers, this is not your expert reviewer. Decided to as I have seen almost no reviews on this product on the web. I suspect because of its low price most of us see this as junk and not worthy of a review. I bought this lens as a kit with my n80 in aug2004.

AFter reading rave reviews on other nikkor midrange zooms, I was very tempted to trash this lens for a 28-105d or 24-85 afs.

But after comparing shots to my 50mm1.8, am not so sure of that. Scanning my negatives on a minolta dimage IV, at full resolution, the center sharpness is indistinguishable between the 2. The zoom was at 50mm, aperture on 5.6. The photo contrast/brilliance is the same.

Many shots I have made at 100mm zoom are plenty sharp for 8x10 prints. At the wide end of 28mm, it was good but not quite as sharp all over.

Yes the build quality is 'loose' and plasticky, you wonder how the lens can focus so sharply with all the play on the front element. It is a mystery to me. For now i'm going to stick with this lens, it is giving me great photos, for a weekend amateur.

The only other lens that perks my interest at this time is the 24-120vr, but there are so many bad reviews on its sharpness, i'll pass until see more consistent good reviews.
I know in a couple of years i'll buy a d70 or its successor, so why blow more cash on a more expensive film slr lens at this point when this one does fine.
But if you're a build quality fanatic, go for a D lens at least.

3/23/2005 4:44:31 AM
 
Steve G. Ashmore
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/23/2005
3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/23/2005 4:43:42 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/23/2005 4:43:42 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/23/2005 4:43:42 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/23/2005 4:43:42 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/23/2005 4:43:42 AM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
This is first time I am submitting a product review, so warning to readers, this is not your expert reviewer. Decided to as I have seen almost no reviews on this product on the web. I suspect because of its low price most of us see this as junk and not worthy of a review. I bought this lens as a kit with my n80 in aug2004.

AFter reading rave reviews on other nikkor midrange zooms, I was very tempted to trash this lens for a 28-105d or 24-85 afs.

But after comparing shots to my 50mm1.8, am not so sure of that. Scanning my negatives on a minolta dimage IV, at full resolution, the center sharpness is indistinguishable between the 2. The zoom was at 50mm, aperture on 5.6. The photo contrast/brilliance is the same.

Many shots I have made at 100mm zoom are plenty sharp for 8x10 prints. At the wide end of 28mm, it was good but not quite as sharp all over.

Yes the build quality is 'loose' and plasticky, you wonder how the lens can focus so sharply with all the play on the front element. It is a mystery to me. For now i'm going to stick with this lens, it is giving me great photos, for a weekend amateur.

The only other lens that perks my interest at this time is the 24-120vr, but there are so many bad reviews on its sharpness, i'll pass until see more consistent good reviews.
I know in a couple of years i'll buy a d70 or its successor, so why blow more cash on a more expensive film slr lens at this point when this one does fine.
But if you're a build quality fanatic, go for a D lens at least.

3/23/2005 4:43:42 AM
 

2 Reviews  

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