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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Value for money 8
27 November 2013
Summary: I bought this lens as a cheap foray into the world of Nikon once again. The lens is a exercise in mediocrity. It's not a bad lens but it's not a great lens. It is priced in the middle for a middle series lens. It's not cheaply built, on par with the gold ring lenses. Optically it is capable of producing some outstanding results but it really makes you work for it. If you want a sharp picture you have to use manual focus.
Pros: -Reasonably Well built, -Focuses reasonably closely, -Dual Mode VR
Cons: -To get a sharp picture (but it will do it), -Turning on the VR will cause you photo to loose sharpness, -A little on the porky side
Lens quality is good value. Sharpness is very good. Overall 4.5 out of 5.
30 October 2013
Summary: Lens was purchased for my wife's wildlife photography. this lens was chosen for it's light weight, The ability to handhold on the tele. end helped by the VR function being the primary reason. The main drawback is this lens needs plenty of light to achieve max sharpness. That said the results are more than acceptable for most photos up to 8x10 if good techniques are used.
Summary: Really like the 70-300mm Nikon lens. I had a 55-200mm Nikon lens which I really liked, but wanted a lens that would give me more range. This was not an overly expensive lens, so I decided to try it. I did a wildlife photo workshop and got some great pictures. At the maximum length, you do run a chance of having some blur in the picture. But overall I would say it is a good lens, gave me the zoom I was looking for, and I got some nice shots.
Easy to use and VR is a must for me. Love this lens
17 October 2012
Summary: Lens is very light weight and has great balance with most Nikon camera bases (mine D7000). It is a great alternative to the 80-200mm. Has very fast focus and has a great range and optical performance. It has a plastic feel (made from plastic to make it light weight) on the barrel zoom. Overall, very happy with the lens and have produced quality pictures of the kids playing sports. Love it.
Summary: I bought this lens b/c I can't afford the 70-200, plus it has the extra 100mm on it and it's MUCH smaller and lighter. It's a GOOD lens, but it's not a GREAT lens. Basically, you get what you pay for. I'm overall happy with it but I wish I could afford the 70-200, which is just magical.
Great lightweight, high powered zoom lens for the serious hobbiest....
7 June 2012
Summary: I have had this lens for about two years now. Granted, it is not nearly as sharp as the higher end 70-200s...but comparing them is like comparing Porsche to Humvee. The lens is extremely light, fairly robust and has an accurate focus. On my D300s it preforms without fail. I bought this lens to take on back country backpacking trips and for basic wild life shots.
Summary: I took out my 70-300 VR to take shots with my D7000 of our first varsity tennis match of the season. I was blown away by the color, contrast, and sharpness (except at 220-300mm). But even if it's clearly soft at the farther range, at least I will still get reasonable shots that the point-and-shoot crowd can appreciate.
Great lens for the money, with realy nice features, fast IF, VR
9 June 2011
Summary: It’s a good lens, focus is fast, VR is good to a degree, in low light using a tripod, or some other solid surfaces is a must, especially when zooming all the way ,picture quality is great for its class, size & weaght is not bad at all.
Summary: I'm not a very technical reviewer but cannot speak highly enough of this lens. I shoot with a d5000 and have used the 70-300 at a number of events (include indoor concerts, action shots, and landscapes) with great success. Even with the limited aperture range of 4.5 - 5.6 I was able to get great shoots at a recent indoor concert in aperture priority mode without a flash.
Summary: I'm a casual photographer and I enjoy shooting wildlife, natural scenes, and macro/texture shots. I've enjoyed the ease of use, and the vibration reduction is unbelievable. From the moment I mounted the lense and started using it, I was immediately excited and pleased with my new lens.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fun To Use, User friendly