Reviews and Problems with Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX
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3 weeks ago
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.
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.<br />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.
Summary: While this lens has been launched to encompass and replace in my eyes three lenses those being the 18-105, 18-200 and the 70-300 i just think that you ought to save your money and get a better lens optically and upgrade proof in the future. Allow me to explain, i used one of these as a hire lens and i have to say it was a bismal, i didnt like the image quality and there was some slight issues on the edge of the image as well.