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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Looks and Feels GREAT, but Image focus; not so great.
11 May 2013
Summary: After much research I decided on the Nikon 70-300; at first, I loved it. Then I downloaded the images to my computer and the honeymoon was over. I could not live with the left side of the frame always out of focus. And I mean way out of focus. If I stop down to f22 it was better, but that is not always possible. I returned the lens ASAP.
Summary: I purchased the 70-300mm lens primarily for sports/action of my kids. The construction of the lens is very good and auto focusing is very fast. I tried two copies and both suffered from softness above 200mm. The lens has an excellent reputation but it seems like the newer copies do not receive the same quality control in the manufacturing process. If you decide on this lens be sure to test your copy.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Summary: This is not one of my favorite lenses to say the least, out of all my lenses this is my least favorite, the images I get from this lens are poor unless I'm very close to what I'm photographing, I know this is not a real expensive but at well over $500 when I bought it I expected better, I've almost never gotten good results with this lens especially if what your photographing is more then 50 to 60 feet away from you or if it's something small like a bird that's fairly...
Summary: This lens gave fantastic results --- as long as the ambient temperature was over 65 degrees. Below that the camera reported no lens attached and wouldn't take a picture or worse - took pictures that were completely black. Jiggling the lens helped, but I returned it to the store because it was brand new.
Summary: I've had this lense for almost a year and use it with my D90 or should say have used it now it mostly sits in my bag, the image quality with this lens is terrible unless your at the minimum focus distance even at around 35 feet or less the image quality is awful it's always noisy or out of focus even when using a tripod, I sent this lense back to Nikon in Ontario Canada and it was shipped back as in good working order so I guess Nikon messed up on this one unlike my...
Summary: I purchased this lense to do basic phtoographic work such as sporting events and wildlife shooting. The lense is very soft across the board. I have contacted Nikon on three occasions and they indicated that there was nothing that could be done to sharpen the image. The VR system works well and I use it often. My only complaint is the soft focus. I do not need a fast lense for what I shoot, but I do need my images to be crisp and in focus.