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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Ben, B&H Photo
21 February 2011
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: At the very least, I thought this would be a good lens for surfing and beach lifestyle shots. With the crop factor on a D300s it's close to 450mm.Too slow on focus of moving targets. Will not focus on any subject closer than 10 ft which at 70mm makes it worthless for portraits.Save your [$] to go towards a pro lens. I made the jump and got the Nikon 70-200 2.8 VRII which is an insanely awesome lens!
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 (and I've been happily shooting Nikon for a couple of decades and have many non-VR Nikon lenses, incl. some purchased after this lens).
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... I am on my own holding my breath to reduce vibration. Too bad, otherwise it's a great product -- sharp, fast focus, durable, and great looking. A bit heavy, actually.
Summary: I ordered the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital... Not 70-300 AF... No VR no nothing, and on top of that no 5 yr warranty as advertised. On top of that I finally got it 6 days late.