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Lens Rocks! Discard the poor reviews due to shipping etc.,
This review is from: Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR Nikkor Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras (Camera)
I am very impressed with this lens. It is wonderfully sharp. The auto focus can hunt slightly in dimmer conditions but you would probably expect this with a 4.5 lense. Don't let this stop you at all. I would by it all over again for sure. By the way, I bought mine from ritz camera (.com) on Sunday and delivered on Thurs. (I paid $504 due to the $25 off for using paypal plus free shipping and no tax). Many photos are better than my 18-200mm VR lens. I'm so glad I bought this as the extra reach is going to help me out on the softball field where my 200mm was just short. One other thing I noticed was it is slightly noisier than my 18-200mm VR (but not terribly much more). It is enough to notice, but no show stopper. Your going to love the photos you get from this. I'm thrilled to have it and now be in the 300mm range. What a keeper. I plan to keep both my 18-200 and my 70-300. Mine comes with a 5 year warranty directly from Nikon.
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Initial post: Feb 20, 2008 3:58:09 AM PST
Is this a real comment or an ad for Ritz? I honestly can't tell.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2008 9:51:37 PM PDT
Virginia Reader says:
Sure sounds like a Ritz ad and not a serious comment on the lenses.
Posted on Sep 12, 2008 10:55:56 AM PDT
R. N. Radhakrishnan says:
Thanks for the note : always wondered how it compared with the 18-200. And since I need something for the soccer field, you have added the right perspective. Thanks!!
Posted on Jan 30, 2009 11:20:58 PM PST
R C Klostermeyer III says:
I hope this is the truth and not a Ritz ad. I need good straight REAL help. I have many years of no photo's to make up for and I only want the best: money no object. I am on a "mission" my family is unaware of. I want to leave my family with the memories they deserve. This is scary, I am not being over serious. I never considered some one would inflate a review for personal gain. If that is what is going on here, God help you. Please don't be another human being that I trusted and regretted. Time is of the essence to preserve the present for the future. I am procedng in the belief this is a great choice to chronicle an important time.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2010 9:33:51 PM PST
Peter H. Ly says:
if money is no object, you shouldn't be reading this lense review. Get yourself a more expensive lense.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2012 12:43:48 PM PST
Just remember to stop at (Whatever the website was) and purchase this magnificent lens to continue your mission and preserve those moments forever! ;P
Posted on Jan 9, 2014 6:39:35 PM PST
T. F says:
It's hard to take your review seriously when you advertise a competing reseller. Also, what do you mean by 'noisier'? lenses don't add noise.
Anywho, my experience with this lens was
-excellent up to 135 mm or so
-very good from 135 to 200 mm
-so-so above 200 mm.
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