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Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
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- Versatile 10.7x zoom lens with ED glass and VR II image stabilization
- Optimized for edge to edge sharpness on both FX and DX-format D-SLRs
- Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
- 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements; 3 Aspherical Lens Elements
- Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM). Weight : 28.2 oz
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||HB-50|
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (FX)|
|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Image Stabilization||VR II, 4 stops claimed|
|Item Dimensions||3.27 x 3.27 x 4.53 inches|
|Item Display Weight||800 grams|
|Item Weight||1.76 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.50 m|
|Material Type||Plastic barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F3.5 - F5.6|
|Maximum Focal Length||300 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||28 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9|
|Number of Elements||19|
|Number of Groups||14|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 mm|
|Shipping Weight||2.9 pounds|
|Style Name||Lens Only|
From the Manufacturer
An ideal one-lens solution for FX-format D-SLRs, featuring a broad 10.7x zoom range, close focus to 18 inches at every focal length and VR II image stabilization for handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and stable video capture.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens Highlights
Versatile 10.7x zoom lens with ED glass and VR II image stabilization
Versatile zoom lens offers a broad focal length range that's perfect for travel, landscapes, portraits and distant subjects.
Optimized for edge to edge sharpness on both FX and DX-format D-SLRs
DX-format D-SLR angle of view is equivalent to a focal length of 42-450mm in FX/35mm format.
Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.
2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements
Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings.
3 Aspherical Lens Elements
Virtually eliminates coma and other aberrations, even at wide apertures.
Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.
M/A Focus Mode Switch
Enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation.
Internal Focus (IF)
Provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining working distance throughout the focus range.
Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare.
Zoom Lock Switch
Secures the lens barrel at its minimum focal length preventing the lens from extending during transport.
Focus to 18 inches at any focal length
Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image areas.
Style: Lens Only
Top Customer Reviews
I tested this lens against my 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 VR and the 16-35mm f4 VR and overall I was pleasantly surprised how well the new lens did. Three things potential buyers should be aware of:
1) while the lens is listed as 28-300mm it seems to be neither quite 28mm (the angle of view is slightly narrower than the 16-35mm set to 28mm), nor does it quite extend to 300mm (the 70-300mm gets a bit more enlargement). This is not a big issue in normal use since you'd never know the difference without a side by side comparison, but if you're buying the lens specifically for either extreme of the range be aware of this. I don't have equipment to test so you'll have to wait for professional reviews to tell you exactly what the actual range is in mm.
2) while overall I'm very pleased with the quality - no ghosting during shots I took at the ballgame despite not having Nanocoating - when you compare side by side it is not as sharp as either of the other lenses and has, as is to be expected given the zoom range, more distortion.Read more ›
1.) Basis of this lens review
I use Nikon D300S and D90 so my review will be based on DX format of Nikon's camera.
I do not intend to provide review on the technical aspect of this lens as I am not a professional reviewer. I am sure you will get plenty of technical reviews from many other websites.
This review will be based on my day-to-day photography experience.
2.) Compare it to: -
Nikkor 70-300mm VR and Nikkor 18-200mm VRII, both of which I also own.
I acknowledge that the 28-300mm is not directly comparable to 70-300mm and 18-200mm, but due to the overlaps of the focal range, many people will try to draw a comparison among them and decide whether they should keep the existing ones they have or sell them to get this one, instead.
2.1 Size and build
The 28-300mm is relatively compact considered the focal range it covers. It is shorter than the 70-300mm when "folded". They are about the same length when fully extended. The 28-300mm is a bit heavier. The 28-300mm uses a 77mm filter size, which is common for most pro-grade lenses. It is about the same size as the 18-200mm but heavier.
2.2 Image quality
I tested the 28-300mm against the 70-300mm and 18-200mm at three different focal lengths: 70mm, 200mm, and 300mm. I set my ISO to 200, aperture at f8 and f11, all on a tripod with VR turned off. Some of my subjects were 15 m/50 ft or more from where I stand, some were 5 m/16.7 ft, some were 1.5 - 3 m/5 - 10ft, and some were as close of 0.5 m/1.67 ft.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great lens. I shoot music venues, and don't have time to be changing lenses. This has just enough zoom that I can get the whole band, and great portraits too.Published 5 days ago by Krystal-Karma
Awesome lens, of course its not quite as sharp as my 300mm F4, but then thats the pit fall of a zoom lens. However, Im quite happy with the results so far on my d750 camera body. Read morePublished 11 days ago by KAKKNAR STORMHAMMER
This is a great lens perhaps the most under rated or misrated lens. Most reviwers want you to buy a f/2.8 lens ignoring the back 3. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Justin Lake
I just received this lens as I was upgrading to the Nikon D750. It's a beautiful well made lens. Things to keep in mind are it is very big and heavy, the pictures do not do a great... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Jel
This lens is highly rated by everyone, and I agree. I use it on my Nikon D750. It's not too heavy, and takes great pictures. Read morePublished 1 month ago by edabq
I have a 24-70 f/2.8 and a 70-200 f/2.8 but lugging them during vacation can be a problem. This lens fits my need when I'm on a family vacation and want to travel light. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Allen Ng
I am pleased with this lens for its low weight and compactness that rides easily in my spiderholster. For a reasonably, but not super-, sharp lens that is a good package. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Furba Volpe