Reviews and Problems with Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX
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Doubt for 300mm focal length
27 September 2014
Summary: I just bought this lens (18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR) from Singapore and bring back to my home (Jakarta-Indonesia). At the beginning I was really excited and shot my pictures. Previously I have one AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED. I try to compare the result on 300mm focal length and I doubt the result of the 18-300, the image is not so close as the result of the 70-300mm. Why the image is not the same?
Summary: I don't know why this new lens doesn't come with a lens hood. When I used my other Nikon 67 mm hood,it didn't fit & kept falling off & created shadow on the corner of the picture.You have to buy from a third party or pay more to buy from Nikon. It's a intentional rip off. I returned it.
Excerpt: Serious amateur.Use for Landscapes, flowers, nature. A little stiff zooming. Great color. Have only had it a few weeks. Image quality (sharpness) seems to be not as good as I get with my 70 - 300. But, the perfect range. Very versatile. Not too heavy. Hopefully it will allow me to eliminate other lenses when travelling. Bought a new camera at same time as the lens so I'm hoping that the issues are more with improper settings in the camera than the lens.
Pros: Good Focal Range, Good price, Nice Image Colors
Excerpt: Just purchased this lens to use for landscape and wildlife photos. So far it has taken great photos but it is on the heavy side compared to my 18-200mm lens on my Nikon D90. There is a little catch in the lens about midway when zooming out. The first time I used the lens it stopped about half way and I thought it was fully extended at the 300mm marked but it wasn't. Has anyone else had this problem? I hope that I don't have to send it in for service.
Summary: I'm going against the grain of many positive reviews here, and perhaps I received a bad copy of this lens (from a major camera retailer, where I returned it after a day of testing). A wonderful zoom range here, but it's asking a lot of a lens to cover this range and do it with good sharpness/contrast. I knew that going in, but was still quite disappointed with lack of sharpness at both the wide and telephoto ends, where you know you'll be working a lot.
Summary: I am thinking of buying this item. But there is no customer reviews yet for this product. It makes me little hesitate to order this item. Anybody bought this ever before? Please help me by giving a rating.
Excerpt: I'm reading very good reviews about this lens and am wondering if I got a bad copy, but found it soft from around 18-50 and from mid 200's to 300. It's also quite heavy and a little slow. Best to use outdoors or in a sunny place if you're not using a speedlight. Consider the weight of this lens vs. the 18-200 VRII if you're planning on carrying it around all day on a trip. I was hoping this would be my "fun lens," but that's not the case.