Still any 18-70mm fans out there?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by nykonian, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. nykonian

    nykonian

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    May 4, 2007
    New York
    I've seen people going crazy about the 18-200 VR and primes lately, so I am wonderfing if there's any 18-70mm fans around. :)
     
  2. davidzvi

    davidzvi

    Apr 30, 2005
    Massachusetts
    David
    The 18-70 is still one of the best kit lenses or lenses at the price of the 18-70 made.
     
  3. I recently picked one up. So far, limited use, but what I've seen, I've liked. :smile:
     
  4. GastheerG

    GastheerG Guest

    Still love my 18-70 and if I wanna have more mm´s? I don´t go for the 18-200 because thera are many other and much better options.
    18-70 is still a fine tool for low profile photo trips
     
  5. randyr5

    randyr5

    530
    Jan 14, 2006
    Michigan
    I got one with my first Nikon DSLR - still have it. Great lens.
     
  6. Don't have mine anymore, still wish I do - incredible useful and definitely one of the best price/performance kit lenses ever made.
     
  7. ZBaum

    ZBaum Guest

    I had one a while back, and then sold it. I missed the wide end and the quiet focus, so I just traded another lens to get one. Good lens for the price.
     
  8. Well, I no longer own one, but I'm still a fan. It deserves its reputation as an excellent optic, and I'd still own it if the following weren't all true:

    - I already have many ways to get the same focal lengths
    - I have infinite LLD and finite budget; selling it helped finance some other stuff
    - Even my family members have chosen other glass (wife = 18-200VR for the D100, daughter #2 = 50/f1.8 for the FM2n, daughter #1 = ... well, a Canon.)
     
  9. Its the 28-105 of DX lenses...and that's a compliment!
     
  10. Sold it since I no longer shoot digital, but still one of my favorite lenses. It gets a far worse reputation than it deserves with everyone adding a "for the price" qualifier to their statements.

    If/when I jump back to digital, I'll likely buy another one. Only thing I thought was really annoying was the filter size (I generally prefer lenses with 52mm filters), but otherwise it was a gem; its tradeoffs I didn't mind at all.
     
  11. nykonian

    nykonian

    570
    May 4, 2007
    New York
    I agree with most comments here. It's one of the best bargains (besides the primes) I guess.
     
  12. So far it's the one I use the most of my limited stable. I like it.
     
  13. headgear

    headgear

    59
    Apr 6, 2007
    Minnesota
    Love mine also. My also limited lens collection includes an 18-70 and an 85mm 1.8. The 18-70 is my lens that is om my camera most of the time and produces very nice images.
     
  14. SP77

    SP77

    Jun 4, 2007
    Rockville, MD
    I'd like something with a little bit more reach and a little bit faster than my 18-55 kit lens, especially at the long end. I'm thinking that the little 18-70 would fit the bill perfectly. If I can find one in great shape used when I get access to the FS forum I might consider picking one up.
     
  15. headgear

    headgear

    59
    Apr 6, 2007
    Minnesota
    They regularly go for around $200 on e-bay.
     
  16. My wife loves hers.

    Craig

     
  17. Butchdog

    Butchdog

    451
    May 29, 2007
    MN
    Still use mine and still like mine.
    Butch
     
  18. Sold mine to my friend who loves them for weddings. I don't miss it. It is all primes for me right now.
     
  19. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    It's the perfect companion to an IR converted D70!
     
  20. I love the 18-70

    i think this one of Nikon's best kept secrets - it is a labeled a 'kit' lens, but it is a about as close to pro as you can get without spending the moola - think about it: 3 ED elements, blazing fast AF-S, dust and weather seals, 3.5-4.5 aperature - does that spell c.o.n.s.u.m.e.r -or- s.e.m.i - p.r.o. ?

    If you don't think this lens is a capable, just look at this website:
    http://www.radugrozescu.com/photo-tech/nikon-18-70-review.html
     
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