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Reviews by Dave Williams

  • Pricey but still affordable
  • You need good light for really sharp pictures
No matter how big your lens, you will no doubt always covet something better. What is affordable to some certainly isn't to others, but this piece of kit has given me some very good pictures and hours of pleasure. I rarely use the lens at anything less than full zoom so I would be happy with a prime lens if I could afford one. Unfortuneately , you can't use a converter with this lens either, but having said that you would need very good light to make use of it. The VR works very well, and as I take the majority of my pictures whilst hand held it has proven it's worth.
I have some pictures in the gallery if anyone wants some comparisons, but I would buy the lens again given that choice. I was considering the Canon equivalent but decided the Nikon D200 was a better camera than Canon had on offer for a reasonable budget.I haven't tried the Canon but would like to do so for a like for like trial.