Reviews and Problems with Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S
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I glued it to my Camera Body
19 November 2013
Excerpt: Compared to the Canon's 28-300mm, this is a very light all-round lens, trust me. <br />More than a great lens to practice on, when being introduced to photography! <br />You'd never get rid of it!<br />Wished the tele-converter was compatible with this lens.
Summary: Good all round lens, I had the 18-200mm on my d7000 it is the only lens I use, and for my d800e the 28-300 zoom lens will probably be my walk around lens, but for portraits and really fine photography I will use the Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 lens.
Pros: I recently bought a Nikon d800e, brilliant, but needed fx lenses, first lens I bought was a f/2.8 105mm again brilliant, but needed a zoom, I have the 18-200mm dx zoom for my d7000 again a wonderful lens, I bought the 28-300mm from Jessops, (I got £70 back from Nikon thru their Christmas money back scheme) anyway lens is as you would expect from Nikon., I compared it to my 105mm lens and found very little difference in it even at 300mm I think the 105mm was just a tad...
Cons: I am still learning about this lens, It's not quite as sharp as I would have hoped, but this may be my fault I was not using a tripod and at 300mm you had better have a steady hand even with VR., One thing I have noticed is an electrical, short circuit sound when focusing, I've gone online and it has been noticed by other owners, whether it's a fault or not, don' know, I have three other AF lenses and they don't make that noise, comments anyone?
Excerpt: I have better Nikon lenses, but when on vacation or times when I need to travel light, I want one lens and this one is it. It is not as fast as my other lenses, but it takes two lenses for the same focal range that this one provides.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: You have to remember that this is a zoom lens and not a fixed focal length lens. Its not a fast lens, its starts at F3.5-5.6. with that said, this lens is fantastic. I take portraits of people all day, and this lens works great for individuals and groups. I shoot in the studios at f9 mostly and I find my results are just great. Had 2- 24x30 prints made last week and I can't find anything that I could improve on from this lens.
Summary: This is a great lens if you are looking for one lens that can go from taking photos in a small room to something far away outside. With the VR (vibration reduction) and good technique, it's easy to hand hold in low light and still have a slow enough shutter speed. This is my choice for a vacation lens as well, so I don't have to change lenses or carry too much with me.
Summary: I just received my lens this morning and have taken 287 shots, I did not think I would like this lens as much as I do now. Normally I shot a D300 with 18-200 Nikon, 70-200 2.8 VRII, 50.1.8D, 85 1.8 D, and my favorite Nikon 17-55 2.8 DX. Having recently moved to D800 FX, the 18-200 and 17-55 2.8 have to go. I wanted an equivalent to my much trusted Nikon 18-200 VR, and started looking at the Nikon 28-300 VR with much caution.
Summary: I needed a lens that gave me flexibility and range.....this lens did just that. I wasn't concerned with the aperture range being slower, above f2.8, than what I was used to but that's where the increased ISO performance of my D700 & D7100 come into play. This is a great lens for the money - better than expected.