Best normalzoom lens for a beginners DSLR

Started Apr 20, 2011 | User reviews
Mortuus Forum Member • Posts: 61
Best normalzoom lens for a beginners DSLR
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This is really an amazing lens. I bought this second hand which is very cheap considering it was priced very high when sold at first now you can do a real bargain if you find one in good condition like i did. Compared to the 18-55 which takes good photos already i never liked the feel of it, plastic, if using filters the front moves which is not the best perhaps if using filters. The lens is also very well built, a step up from the kit lens in all ways a bit better aperture range 4.5 vs 5.6 and offers slightly more zoom which is handy. It also has unusaly a sealed weather mount for dust and moisture so if you mount it on a camera that has also that you are all set.

Problems:

The zoom ring is a bit stiff, hard to exactly pinpoint but its easier once u start move the wheel.

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF
Zoom lens • Nikon F (DX)
Announced: Jan 28, 2004
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