Nikon 70-300mm VR - Is it really 'a little soft' at 300mm?

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Nikon 70-300mm VR - Is it really 'a little soft' at 300mm?
Jan 19, 2013

So I have heard some owners of this lens say that it's really good from 70-200mm and then a little soft at 300mm.  I took a test shot to see how it would do with my D600.  (One downsized and then a 100% crop .. both RAW through Lightroom) What do you think?  Is this a sharp copy or just a typical copy?

Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR - @300mm @f/5.6 - Downsized (Shot with D600)

Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR - @300mm @f/5.6 - 100% CROP (Shot with D600)

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