Reviews and Problems with Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX
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It's heavy but versatile
Jonathan L. Fortner "pcgeekus", Amazon
10 November 2013
Summary: Wow, is thing heavy! On the up side, it's good optics and takes nice pictures, but you won't be holding this up for too long. I did get use to it during our trip to Alaska, so maybe not as bad as it first felt. I love that I never had to change lenses because up close or far away, it could do it. The downsdie is that it is NOT smooth zooming and will be noticable on any videos you shoot, so zoom first, then start recording.
Summary: I love this lens. It gives me the option to take amazing sharp images from a nice comfortable distance. I shoot families, nature, and some action and i like using this lens for that. It keeps me close without stepping into someones personal space. It's not the best put there for those Bohek lovers like myself but it does take some amazing shots with some great Bohek results with sharp focused subjects.
Summary: Bought it prior to my trip to Hawaii ... and no questions, was a very good pick (aficionado photographer ... just saying) but picks were awesome, crisp colors and overall multi purpose all terrain lens I do need to say, that the original flash can cause problems with the close pictures at nights/indoor events (unfortunatelly gives a shadow and it is likely because the lens is long and it gets in the path of the light's trajectory) this maybe overcome by playing with the...
Summary: Have now shot about 500 photos with this lens. I shoot with a D5100. My bread and butter lenses are a 35 f1.8 and 17-55 f2.8. Thoughts: First this lens is best outdoors(or indoors with very good lighting). This is a very good and versatile lens. Love the range (18-300mm). Don't have to change lens when shooting outdoors. Feels solid in the hand for whatever that's worth. Sharp enough for me most of the time, but not crazy sharp.
Summary: I have not used this lens sufficiently to give a detailed review. That being said, I have taken some photos with this lens & so far I like it quite a bit. In one lens, this lens allows such a wide range of composition with just a slight increase in weight it's a major convenience, simplifying my picture taking.
Summary: Chose this so I didn't have to lug around 2 lenses. Didn't anticipate the weight of it...not awful, but an adjustment . I am by no means a professional, just a very curious amateur . So for me, my expectations of functionality, quality etc maybe very different from an experts point of view. I am enjoying learning, and have surprised myself with some decent shots.
Summary: I had the 18-55 & 55-300 lens, and it was frustrating to have to continually switch the lenses around. This lens helps to resolve the problem, but that does come at a cost! This lens is HEAVY! You'll definitely notice it if you're carrying it around on your shoulder all day long, but if you don't want to be worrying about your other lenses all day, then this will do just fine!
Summary: I have enjoyed this lens for the short time I have had it. I took a photography class and used this to take the photos between sessions. The lens was easy to adjust, thus making it easier to follow the instructors. It is a little heavy. So far I like it better than the 70-300mm that came with my camera.