Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Lens Review

Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Lens Review

“GREAT lens for the novice user (I have D50, the digital SLR)”

nikon nikkor 70-300 f/4-5.6G

For the money, this lens is a GREAT deal in my opinion. I have taken some unbelievable photos with this camera, ranging from animals to motocross. Many of the photos look like they are magazine quality. If you aren’t used to a pro-quality lens (which I am not), you’ll think this lens is the greatest thing since sliced bread. In my amateur opinon, it seems to focus quickly (of course that depends on whether the item is close-up, lighting etc; can range from instant to a couple of seconds … if you are trying to capture a fast-moving object, I DO recommend that you already have the focus in the approximate focus range, and then the lens will focus in about a 1/10th of a second). So don’t take a picture of a flower that is 5 feet away, and expect to instantly snap a picture of an Indy car flying by 50 feet away at 200MPH … be ready for the Indy car, focus on the track before the car comes by, and you’ll probably get an awesome shot!

I’m not saying that every single shot turns out great – when zoomed to the max (especially if the conditions are cloudy or dark), a good number of my action shots were somewhat blurry. Since I have the new Nikon D50 (digital SLR), if I snap 5 pictures and 3 of them are blurry I can instantly delete them (or delete them when I get home). But if I had a film camera, I might not be quite as happy if I had to pay for developing some blurry pictures.

The actual zoom level is very good – I don’t know the exact magnification level, but it is as much as you could want if you don’t have the camera mounted on a tripod. The construction seems very sturdy and “professional” looking – included is a nice “hood” that goes over the end of the lens, and makes you feel like a pro!

If you are professional wildlife photographer, and are seeking out the perfect photo of the extremely rare and endangered African-duckbilled-yellow-breasted-warbler, then pay $1,000 for a true pro-quality lens that can stabilize images, etc. But if you are a weekend-warrior photographer who wants to be able to capture some pro-quality shots (but your income doesn’t depend on it) at a fraction of the price, then this is THE lens for your Nikon camera.

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Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Lens Review By Vincent Sellers "ramair350" (San Antonio, TX United States)
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