Nikon 70-300 Lens Review

Nikon 70-300 Lens Review

Great Vibration Reduction superzoom — nice clear photos

nikon nikkor 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G

At long last!!! After a 6 month wait, the lens is finally out! I got mine two days ago and have played with it quite a bit. The photos are clear, the vibration reduction amazing — I have never been able to take handheld non-blurry photos with any 300 focal length consumer lens — and this lens has changed that — VR works across the board. It focuses as close as about 5 feet, and infinity at the longer end. The downside — well, this is a HUGE lens — big, heavy, and wide so it takes up a lot of room in your bag. Second, it has difficulty autofocusing in lowlight situations — even with ISO cranked up on my D200. This is easily resolved by switching to manual focus and not using autofocus.

The makeup of the lens is virtually identical to that of the 18-200VR lens — three switches for MA/M, VR on/off, and VR normal or active. Large outer ring for zoom, and smaller ring for focus. That’s it. Comes with a nice instruction book rather than just the fold-out specs sheet so that new users can quickly and easily learn how to use the VR technology on the lens (and when NOT to use it). Also has a lens hood and a softcase in the box.

This lens will not produce the professional caliber shots you get with Nikon’s pro lenses in the 300 and 400 focal lengths — but for day to day users, soccer moms, hockey dads, and other general consumers, you will be surprised at the huge difference that the VR technology makes in your longer focal distance photos.

Highly recommended.

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Nikon 70-300 Lens Review By RonAnnArbor (Ann Arbor, MI United States)
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