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777 of the 806 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
A lens hood and a cool leathery pouch are included, which is nice. The lens hood is very useful for protection, just leave it on there all the time.
It arrived quickly and came with a little bag to store it, a lens cover and a hood.
Overall it's very versatile and light. The lens really pushes me to think more creatively. The clarity is fabulous. I used it almost exclusively through my travels.
A few people have said they happily use this lens and nothing else. While I wouldn't go quite that far, I can honestly say that most of the pictures I've taken over the last year (80%, give or take) have been shot with the 35mm. As an everyday lens for
951 of the 1,002 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I don't find the camera heavy. It's nice to hold in the hand and easy to adjust zoom on the move.
I think the VR is quite useful if you're shooting freehand. Not necessary on a tripod though. Optical zoom is pretty good.
For the price point I think it's one of the best lenses to compliment my D3300. This is my first lens aside from the kit lens I got.
I've included a variety of photos. All of which have been through photoshop as they were shot RAW. But I'm extremely pleased with the photos It's taking and can't wait to get better at taking photos.
It can sometimes take a second attempt to get the focus you want. It has 'hunted' a handful of times but most of the time it's spot on.
I live in the countryside in a house with a very large garden. We get a lot of wildlife in the garden and I immediately began taking photographs with my new camera. It wasn’t long before I realised that the lens
As mentioned earlier, this is a very good zoom lens. While there are cheaper alternatives, I really do believe it is worth spending that little bit more for the quality Nikon offer.
626 of the 657 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I was lucky enough to have a kind friend to let me try out his EF 50mm 1.8 MK II (the predecessor to the STM version of this lens) and I was pretty impressed with it, although the build quality of that pervious version leaves a lot to be desired (all plastic including lens mount and the focus drive is clunky, noisy and a bit hit and miss).
This new STM version though, is nothing short of superb value for money!! Using the centre-only focus point on my Canon 77D, I was able
218 of the 223 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
This is, quite honestly, a stunning lens - and I write as someone who has several L-series lenses. Image quality is startling - better than my go-to EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM; colour rendition faithful and bright. (Of course, it is a prime lens, but even so.)
As a walk-around lens, this has performed well for me as a medium telephoto - making me think about composition and using the "foot-zoom" has been fun. It is very well made and solid in feel without being heavy - as you'd expect from an L-series lens, build quality is excellent.
But of course it is the macro performance that is the best feature of this lens. Close focus is excellent, and the (supplied) lens
All in all, incredibly happy with it although now after getting my first 'L' series lens - I want to upgrade all of my other lenses to 'L' too...best get saving.
I'm not an expert and I still have lots to learn but I love this lens. I can't wait until the spring when all the insects reappear so I can get back outside to photograph. I'm hoping with the use of a tripod, which I have yet to buy, I will be able
468 of the 492 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Having had the 35mm f/1.8 DX lens for a while and being really pleased with that, I wanted that bit more focal length (knowing that it's equivalent to 75mm on my D3300), but didn't want to go as far as the 85mm (rather save for a decent 70-200mm)
When it was delivered, I immediately had to give it a quick try out...... resulting quick snaps in auto, aperture priority and shutter priority, as well as a few test shots in various preset modes were all absolutely stunning! Beautiful, crisp and sharp detail, perfect colours, smooth bokeh, no CA to be seen wide open or stopped
You won't get this kind of image quality in a zoom lens for under a grand. Obviously you are suck at 50mm here and that's why it's so cheap but it's unbeatable for portraits and street photography. The best lens I have ever bought without doubt.
429 of the 450 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I've had the kit lens ( Canon 18-55mm IS lens ) for so long I'd come accustomed for either settling for cropped images where I could not stand any further back. Or stitching images together which I never enjoyed.
The reviews both on here and on YouTube were both highly recommending this lens. So I thought I would go for it and I've not been disappointed.
The motor is very quiet and equally as smooth and the image stabilisation is an added treat. But for me the best aspect of this lens is the wide angle it offers.
The only slight niggle I have with this lens is using Neutral Density Graduated filters. At the lenses wide 10mm focal length you do see your own filter holder as
This is the first wide angle lens I have owned and I am absolutely delighted with the results I get from this lens. So much so, that this has now become my default go to lens for landscape photography - it is rarely off my camera. I am suprised at the close focal length and how near you need to get to foreground interest when photographing - but this is something I have quickly adjusted to.
The lens ha a 67mm thread for filters.
I have included a sample image I took using this lens
711 of the 757 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
This is the zooming version of the very similar 18-55mm STM kit lens you get with mid range Canon cameras.
As an amateur photographer I'm massively impressed with the zoom capabilities, clarity and price to performance of this lens.
To break up my review I'll go into each of these separately and have included sample images of min (55mm) and max (250mm) focal lengths and also a cropped image of one of the 250mm photo to demonstrate an even closer look and potential capture when using editing software.
Camera: Canon 200D (mid range Amateur DSLR camera)
Zoom - Please note that I'm using a Canon 200D
So I ordered this bad and after it arrived I had several chances to put it to great use and the results have been fantastic! I now have several moments with my furry friends captured perfectly because of this lens. I'll add a couple of photo's so you can see for yourself how great this lens truly is
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For taking pictures of people it is head-and-shoulders above all the other NEX lenses I've tried (this one is my fourth lens). Essentially, the f1.8 aperture lets in so much light that (together with the image stabilisation) the camera can use _far_ quicker shutter speeds to get any given shot, which means much less blur and, in practice, lovely sharp pictures. The f1.8 aperture also beautifully de-focuses the background of shots, making for simpler compositions which emphasise the main subjects in the frame. Also, unlike many fast primes, this one is pin sharp right down to F1.8.
Of course the 75mm-equivalent focal length makes this something of a single-purpose lens, but don't let that put you off - it's a purpose which most people will be needing
Not just for portaits mind, experiment out and about with it in many situations and it will improve your photography skills.
A great addition to the bag especially for family birthdays, weddings, etc.
Seems to capture a perfect balance between sharp detail and softness.
79 of the 80 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
This is a truly stellar performer, don't let the price fool you. This lens is as good as it gets, even wide open - it's bitingly sharp and without a trace of longitudinal CA ("bokeh" CA) that plagues Sony lenses by adding false colour to the blurred regions in front of and behind the plane of focus. Of so it's "only" f/2.8, but that aperture is perfectly usable and outperforms the much more expensive Sony lenses even when they are stopped down.
I briefly considered getting the Sony E 50/1.8 instead but while not a "bad" lens it doesn't really perform well
Focussing is quick and quiet, and the focus ring works very nicely for manual focus if required. There's no image stabilisation, so be aware of that if you don't have body based image stabilisation. It comes with a lens hood that is too short IMO. Come on guys! What were you thinking? The hood on the Olympus 45mm is
293 of the 314 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Before buying I did a bit of research and found that this lens was out-performing much higher priced lenses, just as well really because at the time I bought it I was a little fiscally challenged.
The lens comes in a robust, padded case. The instructions are good and the two lens hoods are good quality.
There are three distance settings on the lens which will keep it from hunting across its range for point of focus. I found the AF, when distance limited to be quite quick, for subjects that are further away it isn't bad but not lightning quick by any means.
Manual focus is with the fantastically large focussing ring, this is very positive in movement.
Image stabilisation is very good, and indeed very welcome! Stabilisation has two three settings, off, all axis and one for use when on
Once I've added some AF Fine tune ( always, always calibrate your cameras and lenses before serious use), its bang on, pin sharp and accurate, even with all those megapixels. My nikon 105 required some major calibration but this was almost exactly accurate right out the box.
The Optical stabiliser is a little noisy compared to nikon's system, but it works well for shaky hands.
The switches to
Its most important positive qualities are:
Focal length is long enough that you don't need to get so close to small animals that might be disturbed by a big black thing creeping up on them - especially if your camera has an APS-C sensor, which will give this lens an effective focal length of 168mm. And if they're not so easily disturbed (or inanimate) you can get REALLY close to them.
Excellent image stabilisation means you can get ridiculously sharp shots hand-held without compromising image quality with high ISO settings.
The IQ is revelatory and if you need to increase the depth of field (always an issue with macro) it's still decently sharp around f16.
It's far cheaper than comparable competitors and makes the Canon 60mm lens which I replaced with it completely redundant: that lens is
298 of the 313 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I needed a lens that did the extra zoom, After reading reviews and lookin at my budget the 55-200mm kit is brilliant for what I need, I would love to have the Nikon 55-300 kit but that is well over my budget, The lens itself when attached to the camera does not stick out much further than the standard kit that came with the camera, Maybe an extra 20mm so its great for putting in a camera case.
So the important part, Autofocus is powered by a silent wave motor, and auto focus speeds are pretty quick for a lens of this budget level.
The centre sharpness of the pictures is fantastic at most focal lengths, At maximum aperture and 55mm,
Of course, I'm talking as a beginner with an entry-level DSLR
I only had one problem, and that was that VR (VR II on this one) actually introduced vibration at certain shutter speeds, where turning off VR gave a better image. At something like 1/200s at 200mm, the VR often made the image worse than without VR (handheld, not on tripod, obviously). I don't know if my sample was bad, or it's anything to do with the body (D3200).
Returned it for this reason.
276 of the 292 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
it's just such a beautiful lens to use Focus ring is so smooth unlike any lens i have used,
Image quality naturally as you would expect sharp and clean,at this price £798 after canon cashback promotion
Buy It Now ! , and yes registered with Canon no problem
A few test shots just of flowers in the garden showed what it's capable of, the shots could be blown up to poster size and be more than perfectly acceptable, veins on the flowers individually standing out with a
131 of the 140 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
First reactions - WOW that is a big lens.... I have it on my Canon 700D, & it works brilliantly. It's solid, & very heavy, so for best results I use it on either a mono pod or a tripod. I have read that some people find it heavy on batteries, I don't find this in my usage. I used it for a weekend at the Silverston F1 race, I had the image stabiliser & auto focus working all weekend taking over 2000 photos & only did 2 battery changes. Image quality is brilliant, & for the price well worth every penny I paid.
I can find only one design fault. Its the lens hood. It's a very big
Prompt service from seller and a great lens.
1,462 of the 1,565 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Well made and very very happy with it.
The only thing that is different for a amateur, is that you can't zoom in or out, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing, as you get another perspective of the image, as the photographer is forced to move!
Brilliant lens would highly recommend for someone wanting to brighten up their indoor shots!
217 of the 236 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Bought it to go on my D300 (an old camera, now, but still, in my opinion, capable of good pics).
Wanted something lighter than my 18-300 whopper kit lens that I bought when I got the D300 and which often caused me to leave my camera at home.
D300 + this lens is a very nice combo, handles beautifully, it's like having a new camera.
1. Lens front does not rotate, making it much easier to use a circular polarizer or graduated ND filter.
2. No vignetting at the wide (18mms) end of the focus range .
3. VR assistance in poor light increases the likelihood of a sharp shot.
4. Compact collapsed size of lens.
5. Improved manual focus operation due to the wider and better positioned ring.
On the slight downside there is an additional operation required to unlock the lens prior to taking a shot.
However given that the resultant images are as sharp as ever and the cost is low a 5 star product.
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591 of the 633 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
The lens, for all intents and purposes, is identical to it's 'UK' counterpart that Jessops et al will gladly sell you for twice the price. So for me, it's a no brainer. Even if the warranty did end up being invalid, it was £100.
On to the lens itself, ok, it's not a high end number, but you won't find a much better made, cheaper lens that does the same job. The silent wave motor is just that, silent. Although it only stops down to 4-5.6, I find that adequate, especially if used in conjunction with a tripod. The lens doesn't necessarily make a good photograph, but this lens will be adequate for any budding amateur/starter photographer. The unit is well made, solid and feels
485 of the 534 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
For a cheap lens, it has its pros and cons lets start with the cons.
1. It's very loud if you're using the auto focus.
2. If you're looking to do images where you have to aim the camera down. The auto focus ring will creep down time and time again as it has no resistance in manual mode
3. The macro and normal can be tricky at times.
4. The quality of images is average. do not expect high-quality images unless you're shooting from a distance. Close up macro