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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28-300 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

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Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF-S 28-300 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 28 - 300 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 5.6
Angle of view 75 - 8.1 o
Closest focusing distance 0.5 m
Maximum magnification 1:3.1
Minimum aperture 38
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type SWM
Lens Construction 19 elements / 14 groups
Filter diameter 77 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 83 x 114.5 mm
Weight 800 g
Additional information 2 ED and 3 aspherical lens elements
Average rating (3 owners reviews)
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4.33 Good
Owners reviews (3)
  1. Ib
    Ib 24 November 2016, 20:56
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    IP 90.185.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 640
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: AF is fairly slow, but is rarely hunting. Not world class optical performance - distortion and optical resolution could be better. A rather heavy piece of glass.

    Pros: I find the zoom range to be absolutely perfect for most of my work as a nature photographer. All from landscapes to semi-macro work is does well, without the need to change lenses all the time. The ability to focus down to 0.5 meters at 300 mm is extremely useful, all though it is not actually 300 mm in this situation (more like 100 mm). AF works well and is dead on, even in low light on my D610.

    Summary: Extremely versatile lens. What it lacks in optical performance is by far surpassed by the large zoom range and the semi-macro capability. I could not live without it.

  2. John
    John 27 October 2012, 13:44
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    IP 81.137.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: £700
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Little slow and would prefer a brighter lens (who would not) Slightly soft, but this is to be expected for the range. Autofocus still slow, but it has to cover a large range.

    Pros: Enable shots not to be missed better to have something in the bag than not at all. Great for Street carnivals and such Slow lens, but really with cameras going up to riduculas ISO ranges this is less of a problem Colour rendition superb

    Summary: I hear lots of moans about bad focus and softness. STOP YOU NEED TO CALIBRATE THIS LENS that is to say each camera has to be set with the fine tune my D800 is +5 this improves the lens no-end the same for the 24-70, 14-24 & 70-200 DO NOT EXPECT MUCH straight out of the box Was Expecting real crap, got pleasantly surprised will use this when many lens changes are needed ie at zoo and general walk about. Indoors the 24-70 is better I would recommend this lens DONT FORGET to download the latest Distortion table from nikon this corrects the lens distortion on the fly Am happy to comment my email is john@gabris.us

  3. Moses
    Moses 12 February 2011, 16:55
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    IP 79.176.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: $600 (in I
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Very sharp at all focal lengths, even with Tamron 1.4 pro converter! Focuses v. fast even in low (non-existent!) light, reasonably light & compact for range (cf. equivalent Canon lens...). o v. good indeed.Great as single walk-about lens, especially for nature & portrait photography, nacr

    Pros: Very significant distortion at virtually all focal lengths, requiring correction in any photo with straight lines, NOT for architectural photography, also noticeable vignetting at either end of zoom range, esp. wide open

    Summary: Very good indeed as general-purpose lens, despite cost. Highly recommended