18-70 vs 18-105

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Youngjun91
Youngjun91 Forum Member • Posts: 70
Re: 18-70 vs 18-105

Big Ga wrote:

personally, I don't think the 18-70 is quite going to cut it IQ wise on the denser pixel pitch of the D7000. I should check, but its just another thing i haven't got around to!

for a single general walk around lens, the 16-85 is probably a better option. Wider, sharper, pretty fast focus, and the VR works well.

cheers
G.

Wider and the VR is better and it has a metal mount. Sharper, no:

http://www.slrgear.com/.../reviews/zproducts/nikon16-85f35-56vr/tloader.htm
http://www.slrgear.com/.../reviews/zproducts/nikon18-105f35-56vr/tloader.htm

A little tidbit from slrgear: "The 18-105mm is very sharp wide open at all focal lengths, with just slight traces of corner softness; typically, there is a large region of central sharpness (the 'sweet spot') at 1 blur unit, and corners soften very slightly to 2-2.5 blur units."

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Nikon D5000 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
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