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Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (4.3x)
8.5 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 4
4.0

Just one small, insignificant detail.

Test Lens, B&H Photo
16 March 2014
  • Excerpt: The lens is shape and clean. The focus must exact or just a hair off and it is out of focus. Manual focus works better. The only negative quirk is that the zoom ring is too large and sometimes sticks. I'm not sure I need to return it because of that. I will test it once more to be sure.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Weak Casing
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Carm, Adorama
23 July 2013
  • Excerpt: The lens I received looked brand new and the price was right. But it hunted excessively in auto focus. Adorama handled the return promptly and graciously. I also had camera shake between 200 -300 mm as I was unable to hold the lens still when the barrel was fully extended.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very Un-Impressed

Lloyd, B&H Photo
17 May 2012
  • Excerpt: This is my first Nikon Zoom lens that is NOT constant apperature. The zoom and focus ring locations have been reversed so it is very hard to use with the hood stored in the reversed position. The zoom ring is very jerky.
  • Cons: Zoom Ring jerky
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Overall 4
4.0

Very Disapointing

Este, B&H Photo
10 November 2011
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens along with Tamron's new 70-300mm VC for more reach to shoot birds and other wildlife after hearing such good things about it. I shot test charts with a tripod at various apertures and focal lengths and also took both lenses into the field. I fully expected the Nikon to be better.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

F-Stop Compensation not Accurate

John T, B&H Photo
15 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Nikon advertises that the vibration reduction feature in this lens compensates for up to 4 F-stops. Simply not true. Not much difference in low light situations between this lens and less expensive lenses.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 4
4.0

Awesome shots when it works

Ski Bill, Adorama
16 June 2008
  • Excerpt: Awesome vibration reduction technology, but not dependable. Electrical contacts to D80 deteriorate below 70 degrees F, causing "no lens attached" error and no shot. Hand held in a boat caused about 1/5 of shots to be lost because movement caused intermittent electrical contact and no aperature...
  • Cons: Flimsy construction, Weak Casing
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Overall 4
4.0

Not the sharpest lens in the bag

Jackofall, WEX
21 October 2010
  • Summary: I've have had this lens for a couple of years. I also have a Sigma 150-500. I do not need to see the image metatdata to know which lens I used for the shot, if there are images from both lenses in the same batch. I've tried it with and without image stabilisation, even on a tripod/monopod.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 4
4.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Nikon 70-300mm

Ross Matthews, Photo answers
17 July 2008
  • Summary: The lens offers a very good zoom range for the price but is let down considerable by its max aperture. The clarity from the lens is good up until half way through the zoom range but nearer the top extent it does begin to really lose clarity and especially saturation.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

ROCO MARVEL, Yandex
9 August 2014
  • Excerpt: В общем, я недоволен работой с этим объективом. Подойдет для любительской съемки, в репортаже сильно проигрывает кеноновской L-серии. Снимал на Nikon D7000.
  • Pros: довольно быстрый автофокус, присутствие стабилизатора, большой диапазон фокусного расстояния
  • Cons: Очень часто промахивается на длинном конце. Очень громко скрипит при фокусировке, не выдает качественную картинку даже на диафрагме 8 и более. Картинка смотрится плосковатой, боке обычное для низкокачественных телевиков. Цена явно завышена.
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Overall 4
4.0

Слишком дорог!

Владимир, Onliner
19 February 2012
  • Summary: Да, на улице и днем поснимать можно, но не более. Не подойдет тем, у кого аппараты шумят на высоких ИСО. Темный, придется поднимать ИСО в ущерб качеству. Если серьёзно - цена очень завышена.
  • Pros: Никкор!
  • Cons: Цена
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