I have both this lens and the 50mm. Not sure which on i like better. Great on fx but also works well on dx cameras.
Sharp, fast and the bokeh is not too bad at all.
The only knock is some tricky distortion. Most can be fix in lightroom.
dvinder Nov 11,12
3 of 5 stars
Wrong Description of this item. Not a zoom lens as described.
The 35mm lens here is a prime lens, it is NOT a zoom lens. The subject will always be at same distance from lens and will neither enlarge to narrow focus nor become wider to pull back for a broader landscape photo.
I am a novice, but wanted to purchase the zoom lens for my Nikon camera. It's super easy to change the lens and use. It comes with a nice pouch to store the lens in. I was extremely happy that my order arrived sooner than expected.
This is all you really need. I go on vacations and business trips at a moments notice an dI carry with me my super-lightweight D40, 18-55mm and SB-400 flash, and never miss anything. In fact, I love not having to carry more gear! The D40 battery lasts so long, about 500 - 1,000 shots, that you might be able to leave the charger at home if you're feeling lucky. I've made about 5,000+ shots on my D40 and it looks and runs exactly as it did when brand new. The sharpness and performance is extraordinary. A lens this inexpensive never used to have the right to be this embarrassingly good. VR works great; I can shoot get sharp shots without a tripod.I highly recommend this lens not only for the professionals but beginners too. I really enjoy this lens. My trip to Californina and Nevada was so beautiful. I took clean, vibrant, and sharp pictures. I hope this helps. I'm no Professional I just love taking pictures :-)
This is really a great lens. Unfortunately, Target doesn't have a clue. Target lists the "zoom range" of this prime lens as "70-200mm". LOL! They also state that the filter size is 55mm - it is not. This lens uses 52mm filters.
I used to bring 3 lenses in my camera bag for my D7000. 18-55mm, 50mm 1.8 and a 55-300mm. I sold my 18-55 & 55-300 and bought this 18-200. Now i have this attached to my cam all the time and a 50mm in my pocket. Its my everyday lens, clear and sharp quality and a good zoom. Slow focusing, but i can live with that. Took it to the NYC MB fashion week this year and it gave me good shots in the runway.
If you are in te market for a larger lense the 55-300 is the way to go. Do not waste your time or money on the 55-200, spend the extra cash and get some serious distance photos with the 300. The 300 is also constructed out of a more solid frame and comes with a lense hood to reduce glair from side light.
Excellent purchase for beginner photogs