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8.5 out of 10

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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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 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
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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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
2 February 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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Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 7
7.0
Overall quality 6
6.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED VR - Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
18 February 2008
  • Conclusion: The Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR may not be the Über-lens everybody was hoping for (nor was that realistic) but it is still a very good lens. At 70mm the results are nothing short of stellar and still easily on a very good level at 200mm. At 300mm there´s a performance penalty specifically at the image borders @ f/5.6.
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