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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It is, OK!
John C, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
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...
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...
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Cons: Blurry Focus, Focus Issues At 300mm, Poor in Low Light
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.
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.
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.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Summary: After much research I decided on the Nikon 70-300; This lens looks and feels so good on my D7000 I immediately fell in love with it. Then I downloaded some images to my computer and the honeymoon was over. The problem was that the left edge of the frame was always out of focus.
Excerpt: I bought this lens looking for a little extra length when photographing wildlife. I gravitated to this because of the price; the chance to get a decent zoom without going broke seemed perfect. I've used this lens for a few months now and have gotten some great shots with it, some of my best even.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus