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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VRNikon Nikkor AF-S 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VRNikon Nikkor AF-S 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
 

Specifications:

Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF-S 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Lens style Telephoto zoom
Focal length 70 - 300 mm
Maximum aperture f/4.5 - 5.6
Angle of view 34.2 - 8.1 o
Closest focusing distance 1.5 m
Maximum magnification 1:4
Minimum aperture 40
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 17 elements / 12 groups
Filter diameter 67 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 80 x 143.5 mm
Weight 725 g
Additional information Marketed 2006

Average rating (13 owners reviews).

Build quality 4.23
Optical quality 4.15
Value for money 4.62
Overall 4.33
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User: Hippo
IP 79.77.x.x
Date: 2013-10-15 18:28:09
Owner since: 3 months
Price: £295
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: It is as they say, soft towards 300mm. Somewhat large.

Pros: Fairly light. Great IQ at 70mm and in the middle of the range. Good VR. Accurate AF.

Summary: I am happy using it at 200-250mm though. 300mm is not much better than 250mm cropped, so if you think of it as a 70-250mm lens it is great!

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User: BobHartmannPhotography
IP 72.148.x.x
Date: 2012-11-21 11:30:05
Owner since: 6 months
Price: $379 used
User profile: Professional
 

Cons: The image stabilization could be better. At 250mm+ sharpness fades.

Pros: Light, F8 great images. Great value for the price.

Summary: favorite lens for portraiture, outdoor sports, nature and wildlige.

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User: henrytan80
IP 175.143.x.x
Date: 2012-06-28 12:53:15
Owner since: 1 month
Price: MYR1000
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: It's very heavy. End result for low light is abit "darker" than expected. Image result is "softer" on 300mm but still acceptable.

Pros: Solid built, good glass, very fast focusing as claimed by all reviews, used unit price is not as expensive, VR is excellent !

Summary: Got it in a used pristine condition at a very good bargain price. Those who're on budget but still wanted a good solid sharp tele lens, this is the one u should go for. Trust me, it's far better than the 55-200mm. The extra 100mm truly given u an extra reach. Yes, it's softer at 300mm but it can be sharpened or edit on software. Only downside is its size and weight. But it's worth every single cents spent on it. Unless u're on tight budget, then 55-200mm is the one and only alternative, ofcoz, sacrificed the 100mm away ;)

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User: Amateur666
IP 91.155.x.x
Date: 2012-02-04 18:05:13
Owner since: 1 year
Price: too much
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Bad image quality at 300mm. Too expensive for what it is.

Pros: Very fast AF acquisition. Excellent image quality up to 135mm. Very good to 200mm.

Summary: A half-decent telezoom for amateurs. Why the hell hasn´t Nikon put the Af motor found in this one to some of their optically brilliant primes?

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User: Amateur666
IP 91.155.x.x
Date: 2012-02-04 18:04:30
Owner since: 1 year
Price: too much
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Bad image quality at 300mm. Too expensive for what it is.

Pros: Very fast AF acquisition. Excellent image quality up to 135mm. Very good to 200mm.

Summary: A half-decent telezoom for amateurs. Why the hell hasn´t Nikon put the Af motor found in this one to some of their optically brilliant primes?

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User: Gianfranco
IP 2.39.x.x
Date: 2011-12-26 11:04:05
Owner since: 2 years
Price: 650€
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Slow, especially at 300mm Soft above 200mm AF struggles at 300mm

Pros: Very good image quality from 70 to 200mm VR Compact and lightweight compared to pro lenses Very good price/performance ratio

Summary: A very good VR-equipped medium priced tele-zoom lens, relatively lightweight and compact.

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User: scaryloud
IP 70.160.x.x
Date: 2011-06-25 05:25:08
Owner since: 6 months
Price: 500
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: a little slow on the short focal length end. Would have been nice to see f/3.5 vs 4.5. Images tend to be soft at 300mm.

Pros: almost no barrel or pincushion distortion. Image quality is awesome to about 250mm. Solid feel and good weight to size ratio... doesn't feel cheap and doesn't give my neck a crick.

Summary: Great lens... just wish it was a stop faster, but I still do love the lens.

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User: Greytata
IP 89.214.x.x
Date: 2011-06-17 15:02:13
Owner since: 4 years
Price: 600 euros
User profile: Professional
 

Cons: IQ at 300, slow (f/4.5)

Pros: Great lens, image quality is superb from 70-200 focal length. Very efective VR

Summary: Despite being a slow lens, it is a great lens for the price. i was considering to buy a faster f/2.8 Sigma 70-200 last generation, but when I compare the resolution figures for the same apertures and focal lenghts, it makes me think twice. Even if I buy the Sigma, will keep the Nikkor, as it is much more "portable" .

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User: Pictureted
IP 67.170.x.x
Date: 2010-12-24 21:22:39
Owner since: 2 years
Price:
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: IQ at 300.

Pros: Small size, fast AF, VR, great zoom range and excellent optical performance for 70-200+but not 300. As you approach the long end optical performance suffers (why I got a 300/4 AF-S), but for a travel zoom and compliment to my beloved 16-85 this lens is superb.

Summary: Perfect addition to 16-85 for compact travel kit.

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User: kjp
IP 90.31.x.x
Date: 2010-10-26 19:12:48
Owner since: 3 months
Price: 520€
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Sharpness and CA pretty bad if > 200 mm Need training to get good results with VR and AF-S

Pros: Good to very good sharpness into the range 70-200 Ideal for portrait between 70 and 120 mm (APS-C), even at max apperture. Good stab VR, fast and accute AF-S

Summary: Good for amateur, pretty good for a semi pro No regrets with my NIKON D300 Next step , may be 70-200 2,8 VRII /NIKON D3 : another world

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User: Airy
IP 80.119.x.x
Date: 2010-05-15 20:34:01
Owner since: 1 year
Price:
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Contrast is somewhat low beyond 250mm. Some issues with chromatic aberration, so I am told, but this is corrected by the camera.

Pros: Light, sharp, good stabilizer, good AF, rather silent, agreable handling

Summary: My walkaround lens (on FX). Versatile with very good image quality. For portrait or indoor sports, there are better choices of course.

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User: Theo
IP 84.81.x.x
Date: 2010-05-12 12:47:45
Owner since: 2 years
Price: 375 euro
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Above 250mm the lens is getting a lot worse, but that is usual with this kind of lenses. AF is not very fast. Only 4-5.6 but VR II will help you (2 stops or more).

Pros: weight, and the value for money should be 6. The AF is allways right on, I am outpreformed while I am used to work with manual focussing. The plastic feeling, your fingers don't freeze on it and it does not make the construction worse.

Summary: Just the best buy. It preformes just a good as any Nikkor professional lens. I own also the 70-300G-type, this lens is form another planet.

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User: marcinek
IP 217.153.x.x
Date: 2009-06-23 04:09:04
Owner since: 1 year
Price: $500
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: A bit plastic feeling. But much more solid than other 70-300 nikkor lenses. You need to stop it down to 7.1 - 8 to get reaally sharp images.

Pros: Light. Good AF and VR. Fits allmost every bag. @f/8 gets stunning results. Occasionally I can use pro-grade 70-200 2.8, but for hiking and longer outdoor hand operated sessions 70-300 is much better. Current iso performance of CMOS sensors makes poor light no problem for this lens.

Summary: Probably best price-performacne lens in this area. Read Thom Hogans reviev to get what is this lens made for.


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