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Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (4.3x)

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (4.3x)

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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
16 November 2011
  • Conclusion: The Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED is more expensive than most budget telephoto zooms but worth every penny.
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Lens Test: Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR ED AF-S

Pop Photo
11 September 2010
  • Excerpt: Hands on Nicely and conservatively finished in semimatte black, this lens is a good match with medium to heavy Nikon bodies (such as the D80), but it's very nose-heavy on lightweights like the D40. Focusing and zoom rings turn very smoothly but need more damping; the focusing ring is conveniently close to the lensmount. Focus and VR switches may be hard to operate with gloves on. No tripod collar.
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Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR Lens

The Digital Picture
14 March 2010
  • Excerpt: While I hope to create a full Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools. This page currently exists because it is required by the database and content management systems for the posting of those standard test results.
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REVIEW: Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR Nikkor

photodo
2 March 2010
  • Excerpt: This telephoto zoom lens costs around £440 and covers the popular 70-300mm range plus it sports Vibration reduction and a silent wave focusing motor.
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Overall 8
8.3

Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED

Camera Labs
1 September 2007
  • Summary: The Nikkor 70-300mm VR is a classy telephoto zoom for both Nikon film and digital SLRs. It offers a powerful range which perfectly complements general purpose zooms like the DX 18-70mm, the vibration reduction facilities are very effective, while both the build and optical quality are a step-up from budget models.
  • Pros: Great all-round telephoto zoom., Very effective VR anti-shake facilities., Fast and quiet SWM focusing., Perfectly complements DX 18-70mm lens., Works with full-frame bodies.
  • Cons: Bigger and heavier than DX 55-200mm VR., Zoom ring a little stiff, but at least no creep., DX 55-200mm VR a cheaper alternative.
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Overall 10
10

Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED review

TechRadar UK
16 November 2011
  • Summary: There's a reassuring heft to this full-frame telephoto zoom lens
  • Pros: Excellent Vibration Reduction with Active mode, Ring-type AF-S ultrasonic autofocus with full-time manual override, Great optical quality throughout most of the zoom range
  • Cons: Sharpness drops off a little at the maximum 300mm focal length, One of the most expensive telephoto zooms
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR Nikkor Review

ePHOTOzine
9 June 2011
  • Excerpt: This telephoto zoom lens costs around £440 and covers the popular 70-300mm range plus it sports Vibration reduction and a silent wave focusing motor.
  • Pros: Excellent sharpness in the centre between 70mm and 135mm, Good build quality, Vibration Reduction
  • Cons: Chromatic aberrations towards the edges at 300mm, Reduction in sharpness at 300mm and f/5.6
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
12 August 2010
  • Excerpt: The Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR weighs a full 320g more than the non-VR version but it does now house the VR technology, and feels and looks a good deal better than the previous model. The emphasis here is on the zoom ring - at 75mm long it takes up around half of the overall length of the lens but it's one of the few features that doesn't feel particularly great.
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AF-S 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR

LensTip.com
12 March 2010
  • Conclusion: To put it in a nutshell Nikon took up to the challenge of the Canon 70-300 IS in a stylish and efficient way. Both lenses have similar properties with the similar pros and cons list and one serious slip-up – in the case of the Canon it was the autofocus, which, for an USM mechanism works badly; in the case of the Nikon it was the chromatic aberration, which level was too high.
  • Cons: high or very high chromatic aberration at all focal lengths,, at 300 mm image resolution could have been better.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
3 March 2010
  • Excerpt: The vast majority of Nikon lenses we've handled and tested over the years have felt very well made, and this 70-300mm is no exception. It's a really nice lens to hold, with a solid weight of 745g and an external finish that oozes quality. The zoom ring is quite large and this allows you to get a good grip with your hand and whizz through the full focal length range with ease.
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