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9.2 out of 10

Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S

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Overall 6
6.0

Could be better for the price!

Paulo Rosarin at flickr, B&H Photo
11 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Great lens for well lit compositions! Nice focus range with nice output. However, when it comes to low light, you'll definitely need a tripod to try compensate the noise with longer exposures.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Need Tripod For Low Light, Not Linear Images, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Good on birds bad on trees

Jin the taijiman, B&H Photo
10 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Compared with my nikkor 70-200mm/f2.8,it zooms in closer of course when shooting birds. And the quality is pretty good. But when it's used for landscape view with zooming out, the image quality is not good. Trees leaves look too blur.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Not up to Nikon standard

Harold, B&H Photo
1 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I paired this lens with my D800. I wanted to use it as a walking around lens. I was very disappointed in the image sharpness from the start. My D7000 with the Nikon 18-200 is much better. I'll still use it as a walking around lens for photos that are not planned for competition or significant cropping, but that's about it. I expected a lot better from Nikon.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Heavy, but very versatile

jburset, Adorama
3 June 2013
  • Excerpt: It is heavy and a bit slow, but it's versatility compensate those problems. You could be photographing a far away bird, and then photograph a group of persons without having to change lenses.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Heavy, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

Im probably going to return this one

fenceguy, B&H Photo
21 April 2013
  • Excerpt: I had high hopes for this one. I'm not a fan of having to carry around 4-5 lenses all the time, but I may have to learn to do just that. This lens is much slower and makes more noise than my other lenses. It is heavier than I expected as well. I do like the lens lock and the range. But on my D300 sensor, you can forget taking any normal range shots.
  • Pros: Durable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

AF-S Nikkor 28-300 f/3.5 - 5.6G ED VR

CK, B&H Photo
11 March 2013
  • Excerpt: I use this as a hobby. It is pretty sharp, however, I find the auto focussing is not as quick as my Nikon 18-300mm VR lens.
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Overall 6
6.0

Middle of the road

dontacceptlessthanthebest, B&H Photo
3 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Its not a bad lens, just not up to what I am use to. I am comparing it to the pro f/2.8 zooms. So anyone reading my opinion and considering this lens should keep that in mind. I returned it, as I was not happy with the overall results. For me the IQ is not what I would expect to maximize a FX sensor. I am not a pixel peeper, but after awhile you can see the difference in lenses and sensors. For others, shooting in consistent situations or bright light, it might be.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent walk around lens

Adorama
22 February 2013
  • Excerpt: This lens has a very versatile range and is compact and light. If you're in a situation where you'll want to capture wide and telephoto shots and don't have time/circumstances to switch lenses (or aren't fortunate enough to have two good camera bodies!), this lens is helpful. Unfortunately, however, it's not very sharp or very fast. When I can use better glass, I do. I would recommend this to a friend, DEPENDING on want they want to use it for.
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Overall 6
6.0

trying to please everybody

j> barr, B&H Photo
17 December 2012
  • Excerpt: the wide range makes this lens higly versatile. However, the pictures are too soft and lack the crispiness of higher quality lens.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Not sharp
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Overall 6
6.0

Single FX lens for causal photos

RRM998, B&H Photo
4 November 2012
  • Excerpt: I always like to have a single lens option available for those causal trips when I want to have the camera with me but don't want to carry my backpack. On the Canon 7D I used the Tamron 18-270 VC II. When I upgraded to the D800, this 28-300 looked like the best option. I find the performance to be similar to the Tamron -- but the D800 is much higher resolution than the 7D so the Nikon lens must be performing better. A lens with this range has the usual trade offs.
  • Pros: Walk around lens
  • Cons: Heavy, Lens Creep
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