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    Default Review - Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G

    Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G

    for those who want to know, I did some tests shots and post them here
    make your own conclusions about the quality

    All images taken using a Nikon D80, ISO 100, Aperture priority



    Resized full frame @ f8 and f3.5 (tripod mounted)
    note the vignetting on the f3.5 image
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    Default Re: Review - Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G

    now at 50mm resized images

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    Default Re: Review - Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G

    now at 70mm resized images


    please note that the sun peeked through the clouds during the test
    next some 100% crop images
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    Default Re: Review - Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G

    Next, CA tests at different aperture settings

    All images taken with the same exposure using manual mode


    Full frame image

    100% crops of top right hand corner to show CA





    the CA is actually quite well controlled
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    Default Re: Review - Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G

    Magnification - manual focus set to minimum
    for greatest magnification at maxumum focal lenght

    image resized to 700px wide

    Bokeh

    set to get minimum dof and maximum oof of background
    image resized to 700px wide
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    Default Re: Review - Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G

    I have also at the same time done the same test for the

    Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC (not the new macro version)

    and the

    Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF]

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    I have also at the same time done the same test for the

    Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC (not the new macro version)

    and the

    Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF]
    Can put them side by side?

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    Default Re: Review - Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G

    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    Can put them side by side?
    after i complete the bokeh and magnification shots
    but i am afraid that the page will take a long time to load because of the images

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    Default Re: Review - Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G

    Is this the Nikkor lens that comes with the Nikon D70?

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnum25 View Post
    Is this the Nikkor lens that comes with the Nikon D70?
    D70 / D70s and now the D200 (hv seen the D200 KIT on sale in some shops)

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    Default Re: Review - Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G

    yes it is

    as above by scenar

    I find this lens holds well against the other lenses tested
    only the lack of the big aperture

    now if i can get my hands on all the nikon kit lenses for a week or two, i can do a quick test to compare

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    Default Re: Review - Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G

    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    Can put them side by side?
    maybe it is best if you open the threads in different windows
    i don't want to start too many threads on with the same content

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    after i complete the bokeh and magnification shots
    but i am afraid that the page will take a long time to load because of the images
    Haha.. okie..

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    Great review bro.

    Don't you think the color / contrast and Bokeh of the 18-70 is much better than the other two ?

    I feel so

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