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Nikon - AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon APS-C F-mount cameras - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 82 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible, store knowledge is questionable

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    Jaydanny18
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    First off, Best Buy is slipping. Both the "knowledgeable" person and the actual Best Buy website say that this lens will work on a Nikon D3200. Good thing we looked online and after narrowing down the search from products, to cameras and lenses, then even down to the my wife's camera the D3200, it should have been a no brainer on what lenses worked on it because the website has it supposedly figured out for you. She's wanted a longer lens to use at football games when our daughter is cheering. Well I found this lens, had her look at it, and we both agreed that it seemed like a good purchase for us. So what do I do, go to Best Buy after work tonight and look at it. I was skeptical. For $399, I wasn't 100% sure myself if it would work on our camera. An associate came up to me and talked to me about it. Seemed like a smart guy. He even looked it up himself to make sure it would work. I listened and went ahead and bought the lens. Now I take it home and give it to my wife and shes happy at first. She goes outside with the lens on the camera. Tries to take pictures with it and it won't focus. We mess with it for an hour. Now she's mad and I'm the fool. Now I get on the internet and do some real research. I go to the Nikon website. Low and behold they have a listing for this very same lens and guess what it says. It's not "compatible" with the D3200. Even goes into enough detail to say that the lens fits on the camera and can be looked through on the camera but it will be out of focus and you can not adjust the focus. So, thank you Best Buy. I look like a fool for listening. YOU look like you are clueless on this website and at the store level for lack of product knowledge. This might be the last time you get my business because of the lack of knowledge at the store level.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good lens. But!

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    AussieNIck
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    It is a very friendly, easy to use, light to carry lens. It appears to give good focus and reasonable sharpness over the whole range. It is however, a bit of a loner in my collection. I have zooms to cover the range from 10-20, 18-55, 55-200, and 200-500. Where does a 70-300 fit into that sequence? The answer is it's probably unnecessary for me. I am considering selling it after just a few months. My main interest is bird photography. Many birds here in California are small or they prefer to sit in the tree-tops. My other photography interests are landscape, people and macro. I have all those covered by my smaller zooms and some good prime lenses and a macro. I suppose it would be just right for Saturday morning kid's sports or if you want to photo cattle or other large animals from a safe distance. I have one Nikon camera bag for wildlife and another for people, architectural, and landscape. I can't make my mind which bag to keep it in. But that has nothing to do with the lens' properties and everything to do with my particular interests. So I would recommend it to those who have a need for its' range and whose lens list accommodates it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Broken out of Box

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    chesty23
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    Nikon has always made good stuff, but this was broken out of the box and we were told by a Best Buy Employee that the A/F function would work on my wife's D5100 camera. Had to return the lens to the store and they did not have another in stock. This was disappointing to us as we were going to my Daughter's Marine Corp Boot Camp Graduation and we wanted to get pictures form the parade stands. Won't buy a lens from Best buy again we will go to a camera store and verify in the store

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A very good lens if you can use it

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    James
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    This lens focuses very fast and quietly. It is lightweight and easy to use all day and is perfect for vacation pictures. The image quality is very good but not "pro" quality. Be sure to get the "VR" version since it will be helpful when you shoot at 300mm and this is only a f/6.3 lens. Also, be aware that it is compatible with only the most recent Nikon bodies. Check for compatibility before buying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for the price

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    gd2017
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    A very nice upgrade from the 55-200mm kit lens. The AF is quiet and fast and the VR works very well. The attached images won't win any contests but will give you an idea of the reach. This was shot hand held at 300mm with a D3300. The AF and VR both did their jobs well. I was surprised by the amount of detail in the 200% crop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It’s ok

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    Flyer2
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    This was the only one at Best Buy. It’s a lot less expensive than the fx lens for the D750, but I gave up a lot of features. I needed it to go on a trip. I should have waited and gotten the much more (thousands of $$) expensive one. This one worked in a pinch due to my late planning.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best 70 - 300 lense yet !

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    Davigo
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    This lense does focus faster than previous models. I used it on my d500 with 3d,continous 10 FPS going 70 mph on static subjects aproaching our vehicle. At least 80 % of shots were in focus for this test ! This will be a clessic birding lense. Next I'll get the new, not yet released 70-300 for full frame,( both P and E ) for my d810 !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Spot on

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    LARS
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    this was a Christmas gift for the wife. It came in "1" day packing was great no damage. I waited to post to see just how she liked it.. she doesn't, she loves it! ease of install and removal, ease of use was a great choice. This expanded the capabilities of her camera to the tenth degree. Buy this lens....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nikon 70-300 VR

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    Sirchief
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    This lens is leaps and bounds better than the 70-300G that comes bundled in many Nikon "kits". Yeah, it is 4x the cost when compared to getting it with the kit, but it is 100% worth it if you want higher quality images.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall a good lens.

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    Zipper
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    Chatting with the Best Buy rep I was told this lens would work on my camera. It did not because my camera didn't have the correct firmware. I sent the camera back to Nikon to have it updated sothe lens would work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good lens for the price

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    Merell
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    I had been looking for a good lens without spending a fortune. While there are better lenses out there for more money, this one fulfilled my needs at a price I could afford. So far I am really pleased with the quality of photos I am getting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bought to take Lunar Photos

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    Randy
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    I mainly bought this to take some photos of the moon and it didn't really work out very well. I ended up getting a Nikon P900 for my Moon shots but still use this lens with my Nikon D3300.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens for long range shots

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    Mike
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    The Lens is Great. Has fast, smooth, and quiet auto focus. Does really great for daytime photos, especially videos. As for nighttime shoots, not so great. But all in all great lens for getting close up shots of things far away.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens to get those far shots

    Posted
    Nesto
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    This lens meets my expectations and goes beyond them. I love the focus feature which lets me focus on either the foreground or background while blurring the rest. A must buy when it comes to expanding your horizons!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice lense

    Posted
    Gypsy
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    Good zoom, like VR function. I wish they made affordable 35-300mm lens so I didn’t have to so frequently switch between lenses, seems like this often has me too close to my subjects.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Value lens

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    SantaClaus
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    This lens allows me to cover a wide range at a reasonable price. It is also light weight for such far reaching glass.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love!

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    Yvonne
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    The store associate was very helpful when choosing my new lens and the quality of my photographs is pretty amazing! I have to say this new lens blows my previous pictures out of the water!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sharp zoom lens

    Posted
    IAZZIE
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    Works great on nikon d500 and with nikon j5 through ft1 adapter it turns into a 900mm equivalent with AF!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good lens for outdoor shots

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    kibbles0515
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    I bought this so my girlfriend could get better nature shots and it does the job well. I'm not going to say it is the best lens ever, but you can't go wrong with the range.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great zoom lense

    Posted
    Kimcat13
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    I loved it in the Florida Everglades and my pictures turned out great. And it's not extreme zoom if your really far away but I got gators that were on the backs far from me.

    I would recommend this to a friend