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Registered: November 2015
Posts: 1
Nikon 28-100mm f/3.5-5.6G AF Nikkor review by naturallens
Review Date: 11/3/2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $100.00| Rating: 3 

Pros: light - small - cheap - good focusing range
Cons: contrast not good at all - build quality - bad sharpness in the edges - backlight situations dismal

To be clear: this is probably the worst lens I have ever come across. Apart from being cheap and light it's close to worthless. Maybe I've come across an especially bad specimen. Sure you can use it for landscapes with good light from behind or from the side and if you don't want to carry around you expensive lenses, but trust me: even though I'm far from a pixel peeper, this thing is not worth it on a full frame camera, and it probably makes no sense on an APS-C/DX camera for many people due to its lack of wide angle there. If you need a more or less disposable lightweight standard zoom with decent performance take the 28-80 G lens. It's quite a bit better in my opinion. | |

Registered: May 2013
Posts: 1
Nikon 28-100mm f/3.5-5.6G AF Nikkor review by syzrob
Review Date: 5/23/2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 7 

Pros: Full frame FX, lightweight, inexpensive, good glass, very decent when stopped down.
Cons: Plastic lens mount. All plastic body. Requires outofocus motor in camera body.

I have used this lens on a D800 FX body and was surprised at the great daylight image quality given it's price and and some negative reviews I have read.

First thing to note is that this lens was designed for full frame film use therefore equivalent to FX. It is probably a waste of time using it on a DX body as there are a number of inexpensive DX lenses available, designed for cropped frame sensors. On FX however, it offers a useful focal range and as with most zoom lenses, when stopped down to f8 or f11 in aperture priority mode it is really quite good with only a little softness in the extreme corners . The main image area is as sharp as many zooms in the mid price range and perfect with a little unsharp mask applied.

If you are photographing in a hazardous, wet, dirty, dusty or sandy area, why risk your expensive zoom when lenses like this or it's equally good 28-80mm cousin are available and can give good service for 'peanuts' or the price of a filter?

Registered: January 2007
Posts: 9
Nikon 28-100mm f/3.5-5.6G AF Nikkor review by alberto
Review Date: 1/15/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $100.00| Rating: 4 

Pros: none
Cons: buit quality, optical quality

Very bad lens.

optical quality is very bad, soft at all apertures.

Good zoom range, but you can print only 10x15cm.

Registered: December 2006
Posts: 12
Nikon 28-100mm f/3.5-5.6G AF Nikkor review by aalto
Review Date: 12/21/2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Total Spent: $50.00| Rating: 3 

Pros: Expendable
Cons: Everything else

First of all, this is a kit lens, being delivered with the old analog SLRs, so some of you propably have one lying around and are checking if someone has found anything useful to do with this lens.

If youre thinkin about buying this lens, the answer is: No, dont do it. Save your buck.

This is a lens you put on your camera when your kids are going to play with it, or you want to take pictures at a place where you have to use full body protection suits.

When you think youre lens might not live through the assignment, then this is the lens to use.

Registered: December 2006
Posts: 8
Nikon 28-100mm f/3.5-5.6G AF Nikkor review by CocoMonGo
Review Date: 12/16/2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 5 

Pros: The lightest zoom lens you will ever find
Cons: One of the worst lens Nikon will ever produce

This lens came with my F80, and I have been using it since until I bought my 18-35mm from Nikon about a year ago. Everything about this lens is plastic, save the electronic contacts and a couple of screws as much as I can see. Everything about it is loose and cheap in feel. Even now one of the mounts have chipped off, but it still works.

Resolution of this lens is horrible, color is dull, focus is noisy though its no snail. There is two rings on this lens, the front which is just a small ring does the focusing, the larger one is the zoom. Is is not internal focus which makes using a polarizer difficult.

All that said its still an ok lens. Something you can safely use to photography (like it did) photograph friends working at the metal workshop with sparks flying. I also made numerous large B&W prints using this lens, which turned out beautifully IMHO, partly because it is sharp (for its class).

If you must, go buy any other lens other then this one. But if you already own one go ahead and use it as a throw-away lens (recycle if possible). Use it where you will not use other expensive lenses.


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