Nikon AF-S VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

October 13, 2013 - Comment

Nikon 70300mm AFS VR f4556G IFED Lens JAA795DA Cameras Camera Accessories Product Features Lens structure (elements/groups): 17/12 Viewing angle: 34 – 8 ° Aperture range (F-F): f/4.5-5.6 – f/32-40 Focal length: 70 – 300 mm Thread diameter: 80 mm

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Nikon 70300mm AFS VR f4556G IFED Lens JAA795DA Cameras Camera Accessories

Product Features

  • Lens structure (elements/groups): 17/12
  • Viewing angle: 34 – 8 °
  • Aperture range (F-F): f/4.5-5.6 – f/32-40
  • Focal length: 70 – 300 mm
  • Thread diameter: 80 mm

Comments

D. Palmer "pabs" says:

VR is a revelation I have traded in my D version 70-300 for the new VR and so far I don’t regret it. The optical quality is very good, probably slightly sharper and higher contrast than its predecessor. The VR capability is extraordinary. It becomes possible to take handheld telephoto shots that previously could only work on a tripod. For instance, today I shot waves breaking on rocks at 300mm (450mm equivalent) at 1/30 second, with amazingly sharp rocks and lots of water movement.The build quality of this lens is similar to the 18-70mm DX Nikon, which it complements beautifully. The major differences with the older 70-300mm Nikon lens are in size and weight. It’s much bulkier and about 40% heavier, which becomes very noticable with one of the lighter budget Nikon DSLRs. Also the zoom ring is much tighter; Nikon have possibly responded to earlier complaints about zoom creep on the old D lens (but have maybe slightly overcompensated).

I. B. Harvey says:

Very sharp lens and VR works a treat After owning the G and DX 70 300 lenses I have found this one to be very slightly sharper. The fringing is less on this lens than the other two. The 70 – 300 G lens is incredible value and mine was just as good image quality as the DX version. The focusing on this VR version is faster and quieter than the previous versions. VR works great but noticed a strange anomaly with the VR. If you sit down or rest against any fixed object then this reduces the effectiveness of the VR system. Also a useful tip is if you take many consecutive shots standing up you may find one of them very sharp. In fact using this technique I have taken a 300mm shot at 1/4 sec shutter speed tack sharp. I have proved that you must switch off VR when taking pictures (and the 18-200mm) at normal to high shutter speeds as VR takes the edge off of the picture when it is not needed. This lens is great. Stop it down one stop and the whole 70 – 300 is very sharp. I have taken a hand held shot of the moon with VR enabled…

Paul W says:

Excellent image quality for the price and size I have the Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR lens but while it produces top notch images its very big and very heavy. I’ve tended to find it gets left at home when I go hiking unless I know for sure I’ll be using it.So I decided to invest in the Nikon 70-300mm lens because its half the weight of the 70-200 and significantly shorter in length. Its also 300mm – the 100mm extra being handy now I’ve swapped to a Nikon D700 from a D60 and lost the 1.5 crop magnification.I didn’t have high expectations of the lens. I’d assumed that beyond 200mm it’d be a bit soft and unusable. However stopped down to f8 its actually fairly sharp in the centre – better than the Nikon 18-200mm VR lens I used on the Nikon D60.I’ve not had a lot of use yet but initial shots are looking very promising – hopefully this lens will get carried along more often than my back bracking 70-200mm!

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