www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (4.3x)
8.1 out of 10

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

Nikon has hit a home run with this Nikkor, which has a variable Read more

Great Deal: $419.00

Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (4.3x)

Showing 1-10 of 66
Overall 6
6.0

Not worth $500

The Undisputed Truth, Amazon
1 March 2016
  • Summary: This is an okay lens, hardly worth $500. I have used this lens as well as the Sigma 70-300 (red ring) version and I like the Sigma much better. The Sigma image quality is just as good and focus felt lock felt quicker. Finally, the Sigma (for Nikon anyway) is only $199.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

It is, OK!

John C, B&H Photo
12 August 2015
  • Excerpt: Well, it's a NIKON product! and I've always have used, NIKON since 1965, and it has always been an excellent product, but since the technology gets increasingly complicated, I use this lens on 2 occasions, in the first, I took 28 shots and at the second, barely reach taking 12 images and the...
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Good at 70mm, not so good at 300

Scorehound, B&H Photo
8 July 2015
  • Excerpt: Bought this lens with the Nikon D750 to fulfil a need for telephoto shooting. The lens is fairly long but not too wide, although the lens hood is long. One thing to note: The barrel extends, so it is possible to get stuff like dust stuck inside of the barrel, especially if the rear cap is not on it...
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Excellent performance out of an amateur lens!

Ryan , Nikon
19 April 2015
  • Summary: I used this lens on vacation, professional bull riding event, bird photography, etc. Works great with my D7000 and D7100. I find it could be sharper at 300mm and quite a bit less plasticy! Focus is blazing fast and VR is EXCELLENT!
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Still fun to use and a great cheap lens

Meshach Pierre, Amazon
21 March 2015
  • Summary: I would suggest you instead purchase the 50-200mm lens, as this lens' focus is sharp only until 200mm. Still fun to use and a great cheap lens, but you get what you pay for.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

No USA warranty or warranty card

John R. Shea, Amazon
10 March 2015
  • Summary: This is a Nikon lens but does not come under USA warranty and does not come with a warranty card. It does seem to work well but if it fails you may have a problem getting it repaired, if you take the P/N and check it out on the Nikon USA web site, you will find out that it does not show up.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Good enough for hobby photography

Chris, B&H Photo
29 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I'm shooting with a Nikon D800 and have yet to get a truly sharp image. Though, the lens is useful with its zoom capabilities and it is quick to focus. When cropping images a lot of sharpness is lost especially at the longer focal lengths.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Fair Lens

Opwe , Nikon
4 June 2014
  • Summary: Good lens if you have very good quality lighting (i.e., bright sunlight). Also, images not very sharp at about 225mm thru 300mm. But it is a f4.5 - f5.6, so it is expected. I wish I would have waited a bit and got the 70-200mm f2.8.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Opwe, Adorama
3 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Good lens if you have very good quality lighting (i.e., bright sunlight). Also, images not very sharp at about 225mm thru 300mm. But it is a f4.5 - f5.6, so it is expected. I wish I would have waited a bit and got the 70-200mm f2.8.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Good lens

Cindy, B&H Photo
14 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens along with a D7000 and an 18-105mm kit. I use it mainly for bird photography, and also closeups for good depth of field. For bird photography it's useful if the bird is no more than 10 yds away, and it's pretty sharp within 6 ft.
  • Read full review
Next page >>