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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6 June 2013
Excerpt: Had the potential to be a great lens, but first time I bought refurbished and I received a dud. Hunts for focus and doesn't lock. I thought it was my D70 or D7000, but it does the same on a friends D700 as well.
Excerpt: I decided to try one of those refurnished lenses in a attempt to save some money. well, you get what you pay for. The lens wiggled once on the camera [Nikon D90] and I found the test pictures taken were not crisp [camera on a tripod]. Needless to say I was very disappointed.
Excerpt: Have a D90 and found this lens somewhat loose when mounted on the camera [no issues with any of the other lenses I have] Took several test pictures in various lighting conditions and found them dull and off color [like faded].
Excerpt: I got this lens just 5 months ago and it already has problems. It is poor in low light, high contrast, slow, and generally performs poorly. I would not recommend this lens if you plan on using it more than twice a year.
Cons: Blurry Focus, Blurry Focus Slow, Feels a little cheap, Heavy, Lens Creep, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
Excerpt: I have had this lens for quite a bit of time now and had plenty of opportunities to use it. The VR function is utterly worthless - does not work. I don't know if I ended up with a lemon but my experience with the VR function has been such that I would never seriously consider a Nikon VR lens again...
Excerpt: Very disappointed with this product. I bought it used and found the auto focus was ineffective and most often didn't work as expected. Resorted to manual focus only after many wasted shots and time. Even distance shots at near infinity, the lens couldn't figure it out.
Excerpt: Well, everything was just perfect before it broke 3 months after I purchased it... I've been using it very carefully, enjoying the new horizons that have been brought to me by it. Then, all of a sudden, VR is gone. When attached, VR clicks a few times helplessly, and voila...