Soft!

Started Oct 20, 2011 | User reviews thread
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zanypoet
zanypoet New Member • Posts: 22
Soft!

I've had this lens for about a year now. I bought it over the newer f/4 model because it was so much cheaper. I figured it's a Nikon, how soft can it be? I expected maybe slight edge softness at wide open aperture but at f/2.8, even the center looks soft! And the edge softness doesn't improve until about f/8.
Outside on a sunny day, the images look acceptable with smaller aperture but it's a dog when taking photos indoors, even when using an external flash (SB600). The build quality is usual Nikon solid and it focuses fine too. 18-105mm kit lens beats this thing in sharpness at all apertures.

 zanypoet's gear list:zanypoet's gear list
Canon PowerShot S100 Nikon D7000 Nikon 1 V1 Nikon D800 Canon EOS M +32 more
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF VR
Zoom lens • Nikon F (FX)
Announced: Feb 18, 2003
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