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8.6 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

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. 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!
  • 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.
  • 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 (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).
  • Pros: Lightweight, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Awful VR, Slow Focus
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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... 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.
  • 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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Overall 2
2.0

Delivered late, and not even the right item.

Greg Ramsay, Amazon
4 March 2014
  • 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.
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