Nikon AF-S 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6G Vr Lens

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Nikon AF-S 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6G Vr Lens
Nikon AF-S 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6G Vr Lens

Description

This is a lens designed for someone who does not want to carry several different prime lenses. It is an all-around lens covering quite a wide range (28-300). It is quite compact and very well balanced. The price is also very reasonable (MSRP slightly less than $1000) for the range you get with this lens.

 

The 1 st thing we noticed on the Nikon 28-300 AF-S zoom lens is its construction. It is very well built making it very versatile, effortlessly going from 28 to 300 zoom, using the smooth zoom ring. The lens incorporates the Nikon signature VR (vibration reduction) capable of compensating up to f3.5 on the shutter speed when telephoto framing. With a maximum aperture of f3.5 to f5.6 depending on the zoom, it is not a fast lens. Do not let this discourage you. We have used this lens for some recreational, youth soccer and basketball games and in our opinion, it does quite a good job in capturing details. Obviously, it is not the same as any of the Pro lenses, but keep in mind that pro lenses will cost much more.

This lens is designed for FX (Full Frame) cameras. The mount is however, compatible with DX models but you may have to multiply the focal length by 1.5

Features:

– Fantastic zoom range: At 28mm zoom out, this lens offers an all purpose wide angle perspective where at 300mm zoom in, it offer a good enough telephoto that you do not need a tripod to take a good picture.
– VR (Vibration Reduction): This lens incorporates the latest version of Nicon’s signature vibration reduction technology; VR II. This lens offers two types of VR, Normal and Active. The Normal is best for general photography and helps compensate with standard hand held shakes. The Active VR on the other hand is best for moving subjects.
– Size and Weight: As mentioned since this is a telephoto lens, with all the bells and whistles attached, it is quite large at 1.75 lbs (28 oz) but very well balanced. In hand, it feel like a pro lens with heavy duty construction. Keep in mind, if you are to carry 2
separate lenses, one for wide angle and one for telephoto, they will be much heavier and consume more space. Hence, for the application, this is a great option.
– Rings: The focus ring is small or narrow and not that precise. It seems that when designing it, Nikon knew that most people will use the autofocus application rather than manually focus using the focus ring.

Optics:

Based on the f3.5 zoomed out and f5.6 zoomed in, it is not a fast lens. With that, we all know there will be some bluring. However, the VR (Vibration Reduction) compensates to give a great image. From far, for portraits, when zoomed in, it gives an excellent background blur.
This lens offers quite sharp images when zoomed out. However, when zoomed in, there is some softness around the edge of the frame.
As for Vignetting, it is at acceptable range for a lens this size. Not too much to be concerned about.
The filter size is 77mm which comes with a hood.
The metal ring does include a rubber gasket that ensures a proper sealing between lens and camera.
For the range from 28 to 300, there is a bit of image distortion.

Conclusion:

Surely, there are much sharper and faster lenses in the market. But these come at a hefty price. Hence, based on the above details, if you have a set budget and do not want to buy several separate lenses and want an all purpose, versatile lens for everyday use or travel, this is for you.

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