Reviews and Problems with Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX
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Nikon AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Review
What Digital Camera
20 February 2013
Summary: Despite having a wide zoom range, Nikon's 55-300mm zoom failed to deliver anything special of significance. As such, and given its DX-only sensor coverage, potential buyers may prefer to choose Nikon's AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR telephoto zoom, it delivers a more refined performance and better...
REVIEW: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
2 August 2010
Excerpt: Click on the thumbnails for a high resolution image Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at Nikon's latest telephoto offering for DX format cameras. Until the introduction of this lens, Nikon camera users requiring a lens that covers focal lengths up to 300mm to complement their existing kit lens had a...
Pros: Decent optical performer, Good build quality for a consumer lens, Light weight
Cons: Lens extends and focus ring rotates during AF, Delay before VR system kicks in properly
Lens Test: Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G DX ED VR AS-S
1 May 2003
Excerpt: Nikon's longest zoom for cameras with APS-C-size sensors (DX format), this 5.5X 55–300mm f/4.5–5.6G VR ($360, street) scales up to the full-frame equivalent of 82.5–450mm. It offers two elements of ED glass, a high-refractive-index glass element (a DX first), Vibration Reduction II, the quiet SWM...
Conclusion: Nikon is trying to play the independents at their own game, and have largely succeeded, delivering good balance of mechanical and optical quality in a reasonably light and compact package. Shame the AF isn’t faster.
Excerpt: DX i navnet indikerer, at det er konstrueret til kameraer med brændviddeforlængelse. Det kan dog bruges på full-frame-kameraer, men der sker så bare en beskæring af billederne. Objektivet er generelt lækkert og mekanisk velfungerende. Her er indbygget billedstabilisering, og modlysblænde medfølger.