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Nikon - AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon F-mount cameras - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Match for the Nikon D7500

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    FloridaPhotog
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    I’ve had this lens for a few months now, and have taken thousands of photos with it, primarily of birds in flight. And it exceeds my initial expectations in all regards. Despite is what some reviewers on YouTube would have you believe, this FX version of Nikon’s newest 70-300mm lens is quite sharp throughout the entire zoom range. The VR works very well. And target acquisition and tracking continuous autofocus works equally well. I’ve since purchased, and subsequently returned, two longer lenses (a 150-600mm and a 100-400mm) which I found to be too heavy and cumbersome for my type of shooting. While I did like that extra zoom range, I quickly found out that my keeper rate, of birds in flight photos, suffered when using those heavier lenses when compared to when I was using my noticeably lighter Nikon 70-300mm. Here’s a few BIF photos that I took with this great lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent lens

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    CosmicTripster
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    So far I am enjoying the lens. While this class of lens is often considered a step up from beginner, do not let that persuade you away. It is well constructed, and is an excellent option on both FX and DX bodies. So far I have used it on my D7500 (my D850 will see more use from the 70-200mm f4). It is giving me the extra reach I need without weighing me down. As I shoot more I will update, by thus far am very happy. Sharpness and VR is great, but it will not make up for bad photography...you’ll need to know how to get everything out of a lens with variable aperture.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for those who need/can use it

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    lawrose
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    I bought this to use with the Z6 and I actually ended up returning it. Not that it wasn't good, it was, but it just didn't fit into the new Z cameras. (Yes, of course, I bought the FTZ adaptor to use it with the Z6.) So I rate it 5 stars, but I'm waiting for an S lens equivalent. In the meantime, I have the DX equivalent and also the 18-300 DX, so no worries. But if you have a full frame and don't want/need a "super zoom" to cover wide to tele, this will fit the bill. It's what it was made for. OTOH, consider the 18-300 FX as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Greatly improved past 200mm

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    jec6613
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    This lens replaces the previous 70-300 AF-S VR model, and it greatly improves on performance all over, but especially past 200 mm, and brings AF speed to nearly as fast as the 70-200 f/2.8, really only being slowed down by the slower maximum aperture. The only drawback I've found is that with bright light sources in frame it tends to add veiling flare more than I'd like, but it's still better than anything else sub-$1k. It's inexpensive, but an absolute performance monster.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens

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    Husker42
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    Even though is is a FX lens, it works very well on the most recent DX bodies as well. I use it on my D7500. It has superior optics and fast quiet autofocus. The vibration reduction is great and gives about 4.5 stops of stabilization. This lens was completely redisigned and uses some advanced design features. If you want a 70-300mm lens that you can use later after upgrading to a full frame FX camera, you can't go wrong with this one..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beyond Expectations

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    jlloydb
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    There wasn’t much for reviews on this lens. Especially for wildlife photography. The lens is incredibly smooth at focusing and much faster than you’d expect. It’s very sharp and pics out immense detail for being in the middle of the road. The bokeh is superb. I’ve been incredibly happy with the lens thus far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good fast AF on the Nikon Z7

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    SRHEdD
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    With no Nikon mirrorless native tele for awhile, this is a good choice with the FTZ adapter. Light, sharp and fast AF. Supposedly these AF-P lenses are better suited to the new mirrorless bodies because of stepper motor focusing. Okay, sure. It is fast to focus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I like this lens!

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    Cass
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    I needed a lens with a bit more reach and this was more affordable than some of the other telephotos available. It is by far the quietest lens I own! So far, the photos have been good and I am looking forward to experimenting with it and seeing all it can do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens, gives professional results.

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    Shilohbelle
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    Was given good advice by clerk as to which lens to purchase for my niece as a gift. Gave me the pros and cons to the lens which was very helpful. Can always trust Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

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    Photoman
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    Lens works great on my d810. Colors are excellent, focus is fast, zoom ring is smooth. Great for sports and landscapes not to mention light in weight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE this lens!

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    Auroris
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    While this lens isn't great for low-light sports (indoor games, etc.), it really shines by producing sharp, crisp images. It's well built and one of my favorites in the price range.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

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    Sculptor
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    This lens is fast clear and light weight. When paired with a superior Nikon DSLR it provides wonderful photographs. An excellent walk around lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great optical lens

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    Doctor
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    Wow. What a lens. I also own the Nikon 80-400 v2 lens. And in my opinion this is just as sharp in the center and better in the corners. And at a third of the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    70-300 P

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    Pouncer
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    Had the previous 70-300 and this one was just enough of an improvement for me to upgrade. Better sharpness in the corners (center was already great), faster and quieter AF.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow, what an amazing lens.

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    LittleAngel
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    Amazing lens . The photos I take with lens make my subject Look so real . Best zoom lens I have ever owned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good- not great

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    upstateNYer
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    Nice lens. Wishing I had gone for the 18-300. The image quality is similar and would have given much more versatility

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nikon Zoom

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    Ryan
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    Great overall lens...there’s not much to say. The stabilization is great, and matched with a D850 it’s a great combo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the Best for Wildlife Photography

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    jlloydb
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    I love using this lens for wildlife photography. It has great sharpness and bokeh.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome lens

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    Khan
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    perfect lens for the Nikon D500, great autofocus for beginners

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

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    Justin121881
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    Used this lens for kids soccer game and trip to mountains. Works better than expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend