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9.4 out of 10

Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Super-telephoto 5.5x zoom lens with Vibration Reduction II. Su Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

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Overall 6
6.0

Not worth the $70.00 savings...

Passion83, ABT Electronics
27 October 2014
  • Summary: Ordered this lens for my D5200, and immediately was disappointed with the focusing and the sharpness of the pictures at higher zooms. I had read that the 70-300vr was a higher quality lens and I thought "I'm not a professional so I can settle for the 55-300vr." Had the lens for a day and returned it because I felt that I allowed my self to settle for something that did not serve me in order to save 70 bucks.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not worth the $70.00 savings...

Passion83, Adorama
27 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Ordered this lens for my D5200, and immediately was disappointed with the focusing and the sharpness of the pictures at higher zooms. I had read that the 70-300vr was a higher quality lens and I thought "I'm not a professional so I can settle for the 55-300vr." Had the lens for a day and returned it because I felt that I allowed my self to settle for something that did not serve me in order to save 70 bucks.
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Overall 6
6.0

Loved it at first...

heart13, Amazon
27 December 2013
  • Summary: But after a 1 1/2 years of ownership it developed an odd clicking delay that interfered with taking pictures. Of course I had too much confidence when I purchased it to register it with Nikon and now I'm out of luck. Make sure to register your purchases with the company so that you can get replacement without frustration and disappointment...
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Overall 6
6.0

Meh....

zaskarmark, Amazon
30 November 2013
  • Summary: This lens is...O.K. A bit soft at full range for my liking. A bit slower than I'm used to. Good for general shooting, but requires a tripod for anything over 150mm. I've seen this lens for half of what I paid for it all over the web. Worth $250, not $500.
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Overall 6
6.0

works well

Tom from Long Island, B&H Photo
25 September 2013
  • Excerpt: everyday lens
  • Pros: Not To Expensive
  • Cons: Not Good In Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

Nikon 70-300 Zoom

cahill, ABT Electronics
30 August 2013
  • Summary: This lens has not preformed well since it's purchase. After two returns, the first issue with focus was resolved. However, recently a new issue has appeared. This problem is once again with the focus. When focusing lens has a stutter in it's focus movement. Don't know about others, but would not purchase this lens again. May have purchased a lemon!!!
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Overall 6
6.0

This lens is ok in good light

Tanya, Adorama
7 July 2013
  • Excerpt: The lens is ok, but I had a hard time focusing it and the images were very soft. I returned the lens to and went with 70-300mm.
  • Cons: Plastic, Plastic Soft Images, Slow, Soft Images
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice lense, but a little slow autofocus

Bratnikotin, B&H Photo
24 April 2013
  • Excerpt: This lens if great. It is sharp and clear. However, to my mind its autofocus is somewhat slow. Not that it matters too much for the zoom lense, but if it was faster it would have been a jam. The way it is, makes it no different from the equivalent from Sigma and Tamron, which are significantly cheaper.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable
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Overall 6
6.0

remanufactured Lense good not great

Drew, Cameta
3 September 2012
  • Excerpt: this was a good value. It was advertised as remanufactured lense. The focus is sticky not smooth. Otherwise the lenes is good.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

Not sharp past 200mm

Nikond5100user, ABT Electronics
11 July 2012
  • Summary: After having it a week I returned it and got a Tamron 70-300mm. Now I can get sharp pics up to 300mm.
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