A lack of excitement about the 18-35 3.5-4.5?

Started Feb 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
paulski66 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,275
Re: A lack of excitement about the 18-35 3.5-4.5?

inasir1971 wrote:

It is an update of what some have referred to as one of the worst lenses that Nikon has ever made, it's doing something which three other lenses already do (all faster or with VR), and I don't recall a single post with anyone wishing for this. No one has any idea how good (or bad) this is.

Why would anyone be excited?

Interesting; I've never seen it referred to as "one of the worst lenses Nikon has ever made."

Thom Hogan generally seemed very favorably disposed toward this lens, ans did Bjorn. It seems to suffer significantly on FX...but so do a number of older Nikkors (I traded in my 35mm f/2d because I found the FX performance so underwhelming, despite loving that lens on DX).

I think, done right, this could be a very appealing lens. I'm somewhat excited...

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