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Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (4.3x)
8.4 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 2
2.0

User Review

Adorama
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.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Dickb, Adorama
23 April 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Dickba, Adorama
2 April 2013
  • 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].
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible Lens

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
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Overall 2
2.0

Nothing great

LENOCE, B&H Photo
6 April 2010
  • 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.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

nikkor 70-300mm lens

miriam, B&H Photo
28 December 2009
  • Excerpt: Just got the lens and found it was hard to take photos that were clear..heavy to hold camera with this lens..probably need tripod.subjects were fuzzy
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy
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Overall 2
2.0

Waste of money

NoVa Photog, B&H Photo
24 August 2009
  • 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...
  • Pros: Lightweight, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Awful VR, Slow Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Apexhunter, Adorama
4 May 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Was great until it broke

Alex M, B&H Photo
4 April 2009
  • 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...
  • Pros: Durable, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
  • Cons: Heavy, Unreliable
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Overall 2
2.0

very SLOW lens for a af-S !!!!

John, B&H Photo
10 April 2008
  • Excerpt: Pro level photographer. I have and used the older 70-300 without the vr and is is just ALOT faster focusing. VERY DISAPOINTED!!!!
  • Pros: NOT HAPPY, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy, Lens Creep, Slow Focus
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