AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300 mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR

Started Sep 11, 2021 | Questions thread
Marc Trotter Regular Member • Posts: 341
Re: AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300 mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR

patricksmith32 wrote:

The AF-P lens is not sharper or better than the 70-300mm G VR lens, it’s a step down in every regard except for video use and there is no VR. So unless you do video where quiet autofocus is important it’s a downgrade. It’s a cheap, plastic consumer grade lens that’s sold in kits at Costco and Walmart. The 70-300mm G VR is a better built, faster to autofocus and solid lens overall. I can’t comment on reliability but I would not recommend you consider the switch. If you only do stills and have D7xxx cameras then I wouldn’t switch. If anything eventually you might want an 80-400G VR or 200-500mm lens. Those are both upgrades.

Well, if this is true, then I may as well just stick with my G VR lens.  But it does seem that it's soft as you get close to 300mm.  I thought I read about a newer lens that was better at around 300mm.

 Marc Trotter's gear list:Marc Trotter's gear list
Nikon D5100 Nikon D7200 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Nikon 35mm F1.8G ED
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