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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:17 am 
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Hey guys,
I am planning to buy a walk-around lens for my Nikon D7000.
Actually 18-70 is also in my list because of its better build quality.
For 18-105 many different opinions on internet,some people say it is good some say it is not.
I already have a Tokina 12-24,so the wide end is not my priority.
I think 18-105 was a good combination with D90;but when it comes 16 mp resolution,people were not happy with its performance.I didnt try it so this is just what i guessed.
So,anybody used both lenses on D5100 or D7000?Which is a better choice?
I need a sharp enough lens for general purpose using which also can focus correctly on fast action shots.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:37 am 
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Have you considered the 16-85mm? (Coupled with the 70-300mm maybe?)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:19 pm 
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Yes i have.But its AF is too slow for me and IQ not huge difference over 18-105 (edges a little bit better).


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:01 am 
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I've used both the 18-105 and 16-85, but not the 18-70.

The build quality of the 16-85 would be similar to the 18-70 (the 16-85's insides are metal) and it has VR. I can't comment on the focus speed except that it has always been adequate for me (though I don't do a lot of action).

The 18-105 is quite reasonable, though it's all-plastic. My plastic 18-55 has never bothered me, but I carry my cameras in Lowepro most of the time. Still, it has survived a couple of heavy knocks.

On price, the 18-105 would do well. Even though it overlaps the Tokina 12-24, the overlap ensures that you would not need to change lenses so often.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:08 pm 
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I will try to find a 28-105 to test myself.
HilaryC and oldCarlos,thanks for your help.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:00 pm 
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If you are considering the 18-70mm, you may want to confirm that it has a weather-sealed mount, and see if your other contenders are similarly sealed, as the D7000 has some level of weather-sealing. (My wife has an 18-70mm, and I think it has a gasketed mount.) I do not think, however, she has used the 18-70mm on her D7000, so I cannot comment on how it performs on a 16 MP camera. It seems to do well enough on a 6 MP D70s.

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