Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Announced Aug 19, 2010 •
Lens | Nikon F (FX) | 2191
Tronhar
 

I got this lens to put on my newly-acquired Nikon Df body that let me enjoy the shooting experience with a DSLR as I did when I used film bodies, yet it is a truly brilliant camera.  I have been a Canon user for the last 17 years so switching brands was a major decision for me considering the considerable investment in Canon gear, so I decided to initially get an all-in-one lens to see how things would go. So far, using the lens on the Df, I am very impressed by the quality of the output from ...

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I need one lens for my D600 when I travel, so when nikon 28-300 vr come out I almost love it and want to have it. It focal length is extremely useful, 300mm image quality is not so bad and even can take good portrait. I sold it because it somehow heavy to me, after that I prefer bring AF-D 35mm f2 to travel, or sigma 24-70mm f2.8 but I still miss the day I use this 28-300.

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I purchased this lens because i had to change my lenses to often. So i had the problem of dust on the sensor. I owne it for 3 weeks now. I'm satisfied with the quality, but i advice to certainly take the photos in NEF and processe them with Lightroom. Appertures below f6.3 has quite a bit chromatic abberation. The lens correction in Lightroom fixes this perfectly.

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korenje
 

For amateur photographers. Produces soft image, some distortion, some chromatic abberation, sucks up stuff in lens chamber when zooming. For 1 lens only people who don't have money or wish to use only 1 lens. 300mm comes in handy. It stil produces pretty good images and also a nice bokeh.

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Aivar Pärtel
 

Very good! The lens is sharp.You can buy it.I had a Nikon AF-S 18-200 and it was poor,but the Nikon AF-S 28-300 is a great.I have a full frame Nikon camera and this is my favorite lens.

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I have this lens for about six months now, mounted on a D610 and a D4s.  It's an extremely versatile and sharp lens, with a very fast autofocus motor. On the more negative side, it has a lot of distortion and light fall-off; however, this burden is very easily corrected during the post-processing. I recommend this lens without reservation.

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lorenzo de medici
 

I have been using this lens for about 8 months, not as my principal lens but in rotation with several other Nikkors on a D600 and a D7100.  The other lenses include 35 and 50 mm primes, midrange zooms, a Nikkor 70-200mm f/4, and a Sigma 150-500mm zoom. This lens delivers pretty much exactly what you would expect in a compact, lightweight, affordable wide range lens.  Everything functions as designed and I've had no mechanical issues with the lens.  It will produce a decent macro, a ...

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Xinonix
 

I have been using this one as a lightweight replacement of the very heavy 70-200 and never looked back since (2 years) I never went back to the 2.8 heavy one. The quality on a D800 is better that what I used to get from my 2.8 lens and the range is much wider allowing me to carry just 1 lens most of the time and no more switching every other image to get the right lens for the job. At higher ISO settings (on D800) I do not really miss the higher aperture although occasionally I wish it was a ...

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Des Burke-Kennedy
 

I bought this to try to cut down on Airline weight problems and leave my 70/300mm 2.8, 24/70mm 2.8, etc and bag at home. The results were good but not as good as I had hoped sometimes ! I say sometimes because in bright sunlight / action sports shots, they were crisp. In lower light at the extremes, they were not so sharp. Also, keep the lock on when carrying as it drops to 300 very easily and can get knocked. All in all, it does save a lot of weight over carrying a bunch of lenses but is a ...

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I liked the range of this lens and for the price I expected a stellar performance. I used 2 copies on a Nikon D7000 body and the results were really very dismaying. No sharpness especially at the 300mm end. At short diatances of less than 4-5 meters it was behaving more like a 150mm and less as you get nearer the subject, which is a natural occurence, but here it is extreme. The VR isn't as good as the 18-200mm VR II lens, and I suspect it needs a heavier body to balance the weight. I only ...

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