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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

20 January 2015
Arkadiusz Olech

10. Autofocus



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Although the tested lens is equipped with an ultrasonic SWM motor you can hear a slight buzz during its work – nothing very bothersome but still perfectly audible. The speed of the focusing mechanism is slow - running through the whole scale and focus confirmation takes about 1.2 seconds. When you take photos of low contrast objects at the longer focal lengths the lens sometimes goes to and fro without being able to lock on a proper point so the whole process takes even longer.

For a change we didn’t have any reservations concerning the accuracy of the focusing mechanism. The number of misses never exceeded 2% which is a very good result. There were also no front or back focus tendencies.

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR - Autofocus