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Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR Standard Zoom Lens - Black

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28–300mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR Standard Zoom Lens: This lens lets you photograph a scene from multiple perspectives, whether you aim to capture the expanse of a bridge or the flight of a bird. The minimum focusing distance of 18 inches lets you can zero in close on your subjects. Its lightweight build and versatility make it an excellent lens for travel photography.

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5
Wow. Super sharp bag of lenses killer. Posted by: from: Round Rock, TX on I have debated in agony about putting down 1K plus on this lens. I wish I would not have waited so long. It is a fantastic upgrade to my kit lens 18-105 VR. After taking 8000 pictures on my D7000 I realized I was using the wide portion of the kit lens only about 1% of the time. So this lens made more sense to me than the 18-200 DX version. Especially seeing a FX body in my future. This lens is super sharp. I can count the eyelashes on my subjects at any of the focal lengths and wide open apertures. It is very slightly soft at 28mm f/3.5 but sharpens a lot at 28mm f8. All focal lengths over 50mm are super sharp at any aperture.

60 out of 63 found this review helpful.

4
Fantastic walk around lens Posted by: from: New York, NY on I have this for my D800. This is a fantastic super-zoom lens for an FX DSLR. The image quality isn't at the same level as narrower zoom lenses (75-300mm) or primes, but that's just being picky. For most people, your sill will limit you more than this lens. Great for traveling and a walk-around lens. Grab a 14-24mm and you're done! Also, go to DxOMark for a comprehensive review of this lens. And don't forget, if attached to a DX, then expect 1.5x crop factor and range (42-450 mm equivalent).

13 out of 14 found this review helpful.

4
Big Full-Range Nikon Zoom Posted by: from: on I bought a D610 at Best Buy, knowing I would use it with my legacy manual focus lenses from bygone days when I was a pro. Then I got the idea that I wasn't using the camera to its full potential, so I got the 28-300 ED VR lens. This lens is great in that it covers the full range of focal lengths, has Vibration Reduction, and its quick Auto Focus capability makes using Live View a snap. Plus it allows Program and Shutter Priority modes, which are unavailable to MF lenses. But the lens is big and has a large petal shade, which is disproportionate to the D610 sans the battery grip. And I felt that for a lens costing over a grand, the optics should have been slightly crisper, especially at the 28mm end. So thank goodness to Best Buy's generous return policy, I went back to my familiar, old legacy lenses.

6 out of 7 found this review helpful.

5
Great lens for most photograph situations. Posted by: from: CA on The Nikon 28-300 mm AVR lens eliminates the need to carry several lenses with different focal lenghts. Having one lens with variable focal lenghts also eliminates the possibility of camera sensor dust exposure due to frequent lens swapping. This lens have great focal range for close-ups and good range even for wildlife photographs. The variable reduction is also a good feature of this lens as it reduces camera shake when taking fast action situations.

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

5
My Go-To Lense Posted by: from: on Excellent lense for the Nikon D810 or any FX camera. Crisp images right to the edge of the field.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Great Lens Posted by: from: on Great all purpose lens for when you leave home to walk around and you don't want to carry many lenses. But watch for the weight if you are going to have it hanging the whole day from your neck!

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
It's a Freedom Lens! Posted by: from: Mission Viejo, CA on When I sold my DX camera to move in to a full frame DSLR, I lost the use of my favorite lens - the Nikon 18-200 DX wide to tele zoom. With my new 28-300 FX lens I've found a new traveling buddy. While not quite and fast to focus as the 24-70 or 70-200 Nikon lenses, it makes a perfect grab and go lens for those days where you just never know what lens you'll need. I've missed several great shots hiking because I had the wrong lens on my D800. No more with this FX all around work horse.

6 out of 7 found this review helpful.

5
Great camera for large distant objects Posted by: from: on I absolutely love this camera. It's perfect. I took it on a recent trip to Africa and used it on endless safaris and animal conservation projects. Two things to keep in mind though: it is a ZOOM lens, so anything up close will appear blurry and out of focus. The nature photography setting on the camera base helps with this, but you want to be at least 1.5- 2 feet away from any small objects you want to take a picture of. Also, distant items, if they're smaller, may not focus properly. The lens constantly focused on the trees, when I wanted an image of an antelope. However, using the manual focus fixed the majority of this problem---just to keep in mind for beginners. Overall though, I am very pleased with this purchase.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Sharp Images and a Very Usable Range Posted by: from: on This lens is used with a new Nikon D750 body and replaces a DX 18-200 lens I used with a retired D7000. I have found it produces very sharp images with no serious distortion. I compared it with a recently purchased FX16-35 Nikkor lens. This lens is as sharp as the wide angle and has less distortion. I have done nice architectural work with it for exteriors and need to see how it does on interiors where the 16-35 will probably do better. The lens is also very nice on group photos and has a wide enough DOF that everyone is in focus. It is heavier than it's DX equivalent but its manageable and it has the lock but doesn't have barrel creep so far. Slightly stiff zoom ring has a sure feel. I am very Happy with this lens and will probably have in mounted on my D750 90%+ of the time.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Good Lens Posted by: from: on Everything I wanted, a little bit heavy though, but overall, a great way to go around with just one lens.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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