Reviews and Problems with Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX
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Will recommend, perfect lens for travel and casual daily shoots
2 weeks ago
Summary: It's my favorite all-in-one lens now. And actually, it's the only lens I own right now. I sold my other lenses because I didn't think I need them any more. If you are just a casual photographer or a traveller, I will recommend this lens. Forget about lens switching, you can react much faster when a "must-have" scene appears. My only complaint about this lens is its weight. It IS heavy. You might want to buy a comfortable camera bag as well.
Summary: This Nikkor zoom is outstanding. I am very experienced in photography and I was pretty skeptical about such range of zoom, as this one has. My previous zoom Nikkor was 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G AF-S DX VR - good lens and was nearly perfect for my Nikon D70 and then Nikon D90 cameras. However, after buying Nikon D7100 I quickly figured out, that 18-200 is not sharp enough for D7100. I was waiting for test result and samples of Tamron 16-300 mm zoom lens.
Summary: I bought this lens primarily for my daughters soccer games. I need the 300 to get across the field and 18 for when the girls run up to me at the sidelines. In theory, it sounds like a great idea; however the quality isn't good for sports. When zoomed even to a 200, the photos are distorted and shaky. I have also noticed the Continuous Shooting Speed has slowed down, which has prevented some of those OMG did you see that moments.
Excerpt: I've been using this lens for HS sports photos for the booster website. I've had no issues with the lens and its taking great shots. Its doing exactly what I need it to do. I've many compliments on the photos so far.
Summary: I wanted a lens to replace my kit lens (18-55) and the zoom lens (55-200) I had purchased with my D5000 . On our trip to Hawaii, the 55-200 didn't have quite enough reach. I wished I would have had this lens. Not only will it replace 2 lenses, but also it takes awesome pictures!!! I would use a tripod when shooting at the longest focal length. I am amazed that this lens is so short and can get so close!
Summary: I'd give the product 5 stars but it has a troubling flaw, the in-camera distortion control does not recognize the lens. Therefore there is serious distortion at the wide angle focal length. I have a D7000 with the current firmware loaded. I contacted Nikon and they are aware of the problem but could not tell me when or even if a firmware update to address the problem would be released. I still have the older 18-300mm lens which works fine with the distortion control.
Excerpt: Bought this lens to replace the 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses for a Nikon D3200. I haven't had the opportunity to use it much, but what little I have, the picture quality has been excellent. I am giving it 5 stars because I like it.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus