Best money can buy?

Started Apr 10, 2014 | User reviews thread
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ConanD Regular Member • Posts: 133
Best money can buy?

I won't get too elaborate since I'm just an amateur, but I would very much like someone to show me a better lens for double what this cost.  This thing is pretty amazing for the price (currently $247 on Amazon).  For me, it comes down to optical quality.  This takes seriously sharp and colorful pics.  Those few times when I've managed to select the correct exposure, WB, etc, I'm so blown away.  I can't even believe I took the shot -- they just look too good.

The drawback is that the lens is completely made of plastic.  It "feels" very cheap (because it is).  But at this price, you could just about call it a disposable lens.  A disposable lens that takes images equal to lenses costing 4 times as much.

Here's a couple of examples (remember, I'm talking about IQ here, so ignore composition, subject and lighting choices)

 ConanD's gear list:ConanD's gear list
Nikon D3100 Nikon D7100 Nikon D610 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR +7 more
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR
Telephoto zoom lens • Nikon F (DX)
Announced: Mar 6, 2007
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