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Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (4.3x)
8.4 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 6
6.0

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...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good at 70mm, not so good at 300

Scorehound, B&H Photo
7 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...
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Focus Issues At 300mm, Poor in Low Light
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good lens

Cindy, B&H Photo
13 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

decent lens

tammy, B&H Photo
12 June 2013
  • Excerpt: decent lens not the best or worst. works well for my needs.
  • Cons: Tough To Attach
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Overall 6
6.0

Mixed Results

Max, Crutchfield
7 March 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: Made well Good picture quality
  • Cons: My first one was a bad one
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Overall 6
6.0

Good.. but not great.

Matt, B&H Photo
17 September 2012
  • 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
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

Great value for the price.

Jim, B&H Photo
30 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Backup lens for both my D4 (full frame) and my D300S (cropped) for sports and wildlife photography.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable
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