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.
Wow. Super sharp bag of lenses killer.
Posted by: skaarj 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.
62 out of 65 found this review helpful.
Fantastic walk around lens
Posted by: JaMaBaCa 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 16 found this review helpful.
Great lens for most photograph situations.
Posted by: SDion 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.
Great lens! Great focal/zoom range!
Posted by: PlayaStickssss from: Paso Robles, CA on
This lens is perfect for this camera. I love having the full zoom range I need in one lens. And the photos in low light are fantastic.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Big Full-Range Nikon Zoom
Posted by: Ironhorse 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.
It's a Freedom Lens!
Posted by: PhranklySpeaking 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.
Posted by: Roundlake00 from: Michigan on
I wish I would have gotten this lens when I bought my d600 camera. The photos are very sharp and it's nice to zoom in also. It's all in one lens.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Great zoom range and image quality
Posted by: vande058 from: Eau Claire, WI on
Lens is a little heavy, but zoom range is great! Considering that it takes the place of two lenses, the weight is not a factor for me. I purchased this before taking a trip to the U.K., and used it with the Nikon D600 body. I took just over 1000 photos and was very pleased with the results.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Finalwords from: Colorado on
This is one of my favorite Nikkor lenses. It’s small and versatile and can be used for 90% of what I shoot. It is quiet and the vibration reduction is great for sports and low light.
4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Great walk around lens.
Posted by: PKGHOUND from: Marietta ,GA on
Great lens to use on a full frame camera. Super results in and outdoors. This lens really improved my skills.