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mfrissen   Ulestraten, NL  Basic Member Fri 05-Mar-04 08:28 AM
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"I'd like to see some 18-70 tests..."



I couldn't find anything in the nikkors forum, maybe some people here can do some 18-70 tests (those of you who have the D70/18-70 that is ).
Looks like a nice travel lense to me, but I cannot find any good images online that show what this puppy can do.

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Reply message RE: I'd like to see some 18-70 tests... Jstevens
07th Mar 2004
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Reply message RE: I'd like to see some 18-70 tests... serych
08th Mar 2004
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Reply message RE: I'd like to see some 18-70 tests... StevenVW
08th Mar 2004
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Reply message RE: I'd like to see some 18-70 tests... kc80s
08th Mar 2004
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     Reply message RE: I'd like to see some 18-70 tests... resnica
08th Mar 2004
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          Reply message RE: I'd like to see some 18-70 tests... jtzim
10th Mar 2004
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               Reply message RE: I'd like to see some 18-70 tests... Zep
14th Mar 2004
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Jstevens     Registered since 10th Dec 2002 Sun 07-Mar-04 12:34 PM
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#1. "RE: I'd like to see some 18-70 tests..."
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There are some nice images here taken with the lens: http://www.digitalreview.ca/cams/NikonD70samples.shtml

Personally, I think it looks good and sharp. I also had the opportunity to handle the lens at a recent tradeshow, and the construction is solid and true to Nikon reputation. Doubt that you can go wrong with it.

Regards,

Jstevens

  

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serych   Praha, CZ  Registered since 02nd Mar 2004 Mon 08-Mar-04 09:53 AM
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You have written in comment section of one picture: "I don't quite understand the moire patterns on the left fence".
I think, this is typical aliasing artefact. There are antialiasing filters in front of CCDs of most cameras including D70.
In very cheap non SLR cameras antialiasing can be realizet by the little blury (with low resolution) lense and without real AA filter in front of CCD.
For me, this picture is the proof, that AA filter of D70 has very delicate effect, which means the maximum possible resolution got out from CCD - Kudos to Nikon! and 18-70 DX has bigger resolution (less AA filtering efect) than the 18-35 one. Again Kudos to Nikon!

Jakub Serych

  

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StevenVW   Laakdal, BE  Registered since 20th Aug 2002 Mon 08-Mar-04 12:05 AM
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Lookie here:

http://www.pbase.com/khinmarn/root

  

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kc80s   Toronto, CA  Registered since 29th Jan 2002 Mon 08-Mar-04 04:18 PM
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Thanks for the link. This lens isn't bad at all.

  

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resnica   Bellingham, US  Basic Member Mon 08-Mar-04 05:03 PM
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If folks with a good eye for lens evaluation would like to comment on the lens based on the photos, I'd like that.... Maybe point out what you see regarding distortion issues, contrast etc. Thanks, Adam

  

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jtzim   Prince George, CA  Basic Member Wed 10-Mar-04 08:55 PM
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Well from what I can see it doesn't look too bad, but it still falls into the consumer class :

* barrel and pincushion distortion evident (especially pincushion when compared to the 50mm prime)
* colors rendered cool and flat, both the the 50 and 18-35 are warmer
* corner sharpness wide open seems to be OK
* very nice bokeh



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Zep   Milwaukee/Waukesha area, US  Basic Member Sun 14-Mar-04 04:23 PM
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Thanks for the critique of the lens - I'm sure I'm not the only one that appreciates it.

"Every exit is an entry somewhere." -Tom Stoppard
Zep

"Every exit is an entry somewhere." -Tom Stoppard
Zep

  

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