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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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.
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...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.