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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Photos at 200 to 300mm useless
TomG , Nikon
26 February 2016
Summary: I bought this lens for bird photography. I am using it on a D90, which of course, if pretty old. Regardless, I could not get a decent image, even with a tripod, at extended focal lengths. The bird feathers had no detail whatsoever and cropping, of course, just made matters worse.
Excerpt: I have had this lens for a few years now and really it is the lens that sits in my bag and hope I don't have to use it. As I am low on funds it is the only one I got for zoom but dread using it. The picture quality no matter how hard I try is always soft and not sharp.
Looks and Feels GREAT, but Image focus; not so great.
Max , Nikon
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.
Excerpt: 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.
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...
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.
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.
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...