Review of Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G VR

Started Mar 21, 2017 | User reviews thread
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NeilBart Junior Member • Posts: 37
Review of Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G VR
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There has been interest within the Nikon SLR Lens Talk forum in the new Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G VR and I can add my happy experience to the discussions. I was gifted the Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G VR for Christmas 2016 and have had it on my Nikon D7100 most of the time since. I carry it together with an Olympus OMD EM-1 with 12-40mm f2.8 lens in a Think Tank sling bag, for a versatile combination.

I have found the lens is sharp across the 70mm to 300mm range, including when ‘wide open’ for the focal length. It has fast auto focus, which is also quiet when used with video. The lens has a claimed (by Nikon) 4 stops increase in shutter speed of vibration reduction (VR); essential for both telephoto zoom stills and video. Because of the VR, sharp images can be taken at 300mm while hand holding the D7100 with the lightweight lens.

Below are some images taken with the AF-P DX 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G VR in Fremantle, Western Australia, mostly on Christmas Day 2016. The images have been processed in Photoshop to medium size jpg.

Shopping in Fremantle, at 300mm.

Prawn trawlers, Fremantle boat harbour.

MV Matilda Bay, at 300mm.

Lobster fisherman in bronze.

Lobster fisherman in bronze at 300mm.

Seagull at 300mm.

Wind blown hair at 300mm.

Bon Scott of ACDC in bronze.

Bathers Beach House, Fremantle, Western Australia.

Bather in bronze.

Change rooms at Bathers Beach, Fremantle.

South mole, Fremantle, in strong sea breeze; at 300mm.

Quiet street on Christmas Day 2016, in Fremantle, Western Australia.

I highly recommend the Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G VR.

 NeilBart's gear list:NeilBart's gear list
Fujifilm X100S Canon EOS Rebel T4i Nikon D7100 Olympus E-M1 Olympus OM-D E-M10 +3 more
Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G VR
Lens • Nikon F (DX)
Announced: Aug 17, 2016
NeilBart's score
5.0
Average community score
4.8
Nikon AF-P 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G VR Nikon D7100
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