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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Lens

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They mention that it is great for close-ups and macros, and the clarity and detail in the image is quite impressive. Products correspond to one of the following cosmetic conditions: Excellent condition - no signs of cosmetic damage when held 30 centimeters away.

Here is another image sample showing soft and pleasing background rendering: NIKON D300 + 55-300mm f/4. I also found that the effect of the stabiliser would take longer to kick in than I've found with other Vibration Reduction lenses.

I’m surprised to see how well the lens does at 105mm – all corners look pretty sharp with no difference between the crops. Most of the shots were blurry because it was hard to focus on the subject manually during the safari. The focus ring is tiny compared to the zoom ring and is located in front of the lens, which is a smart move by Nikon – after-all, this lens is created for automatic focusing and the focus ring does not get nearly as much use as the zoom ring. ED VR is capable of capturing the main subject at sporting events, indoor events or in vacation photos largely, even from a distance. Like a few other reviewers I have the 18-55mm kit lens but find its zoom capabilities rather limited.

The lens was designed to be a significant upgrade to the 55-200mm VR, released in 2007, by adding 100mm of focal length and using VR II (vibration reduction). Is there any reason I should prefer the first to the second, which has a greater zoom range and a wider aperture at the 300mm end? Detailed specifications for the lens, along with MTF charts and other useful data can be found in our lens database. The Nikon 55-300mm VR lens is only designed to work on Nikon DX (cropped) sensors and has an equivalent field of view of approximately 82.The products will have batteries which exceed 80% capacity relative to new and will function like new. It's a pain to have to slide the A - M switch back and forth to get to and from manual mode, and once you're there, manual focus is geared entirely too fast. All content, design, and layout are Copyright © 1998–2024 Digital Photography Review All Rights Reserved. The images might appear “cloudy” if the sun reaches the front element of the lens, so I would just keep the supplied hood on at all times. The image stabiliser included on this optic promises to allow hand-held shooting at shutter speed up to four stops slower than would be possible without.

The build quality of this optic is typical of Nikon's mid to higher end consumer lenses, with the lens barrel constructed from high quality plastics sporting a textured finish. The Sony a9 III is the world's first full-frame mirrorless camera to feature a global electronic shutter with simultaneous readout. Taken using 70-300mm lens and took so much patience to get one good shot 😥 About my lens Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4. Autofocus is excellent and responsive in good light conditions, it snaps right into focus on your subject. With the lens set to its maximum aperture, there is a bit of light fall-off in the extreme corners, but it won't really affect your real-world shots.If your camera is set to the right light conditions it copes as well in poor light as any of the others I have. It compensates for handheld camera shake or nearby vibrations that can cause a loss of image sharpness.

Providing outstanding optical performance, the lens comprises 17 elements in 11 groups , in a design with two ED and one HRI (High Refractive Index) glass lens element . They say it works as described, has a great focal length, and the extra magnification is worth the effort.A large rubberised zoom ring fills just under half of the outside of the lens, giving plenty of space for a comfortable zoom action. Build quality, despite the metal mount which is ok, the plastic body may not please those who shoot under harsh conditions and look for something affordable, but then again something had to be sacrificed to be light. I haven't tested the 55-200mm or 70-300mm lenses yet, so I wouldn't be able to comment from a performance perspective. It's light weight should make the lens balance well on Nikon's entry level bodies such as the D40, D60, D3000 or D5000 as well as more advanced bodies such as the D90 or D300 used for testing.

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