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Nikon's most powerful all-in-one zoom lens ever
If you want a single lens that can cover every imaginable shooting situation, from wide-angle groups to ultra-high-power zoom shots, look no further than the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18 300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. Boasting the longest reach of any NIKKOR all-in-one zoom lens, it delivers the equivalent of 450mm enough reach to bring the most distant action up close. Nikon's second VR technology ensures every photo and HD video is razor-sharp, and Nikon's advancements in lens design deliver consistent, exceptional performance in any setting. It's also great for close-up shooting. Even more amazing, the AF-S NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR does all this in a surprisingly compact, lightweight lens.
The Nikon 18-300mm is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Travel, Weddings, Wildlife, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon 18-300mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon 18-300mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 18-300mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Nice bokeh, Quiet and Strong construction
Most Liked Positive Review
one size can't fit all--getting close.
Lens just arrived two days ago. Having fun trying it out, quite impressed so far. Probably too heavy to use as your walk around lens however what it losses in bulk it gains in versatility. I have a DX camera and the clarity at 300 mm is better than 55-300. Love this lens.
Most Liked Negative Review
Too heavy and bulky
I liked the lens, it was fast and had good focus acquisition. Unfortunately it was too heavy and bulky for my taste. I travel extensively, and it was too much to schlepp around with. Tamron has Nikon beat in this area, and I hope Nikon will re-tool the lens and come out with a smaller, lighter version.
Reviewed by 49 customers
Covers just about every focal length you could possibly need in 99.9% of any given situation. Problem is pictures are distorted at both ends of the spectrum. Nikon usually updates their firmware to correct this distortion in-camera, but it hasn't happened yet. Also having problems finding correction profiles for lightroom or CS6. On the plus side the images are super sharp for a lens with such a huge focal range. I gave it 4 stars because it will be much more useful when nikon releases a profile for it.
I use this as my everyday go to lens. It covers most focal length needs. Lightweight therefore easy to carry around. This latest generation 18-300 is a replacement for several lenses in my bag. A tad slow at the long focal length, but more than made up for in its versatility.
The performance of this lens speaks for itself. Truly magnificent......absolutely delighted and glad Adorma pro (Jim) recommended it. There are other lens on the market at a lower cost but I stick with everything Nikon. Quality, quality, quality......
I recently wrote a very positive review of this lens on the Nikon web site, but I see that as of this AM it is not published yet. I tried to modify the review but was not able to do so hence this addendum. I stand by my earlier review but have one caveat. If you read the label on the box that the lens arrives in it clearly states that this lens is shipped without a storage bag AND, most importantly, without a lens hood. You can get both of these items by ordering a lens hood and storage bag separately at extra cost. It was not clear to me that I would need to do this when I placed my original order, hence this addendum.
I have had this for about one week, and use it with a D7100. It works great so far and is a significant improvement over the 18-200 mm Nikkor Zoom I have used since 2006 on my D5100. No lens creep. Useful photographing small kids.
This lens allowed me to ditch all of my other lenses, except one I keep for darker situations. I travel some and like the fact that this lens is relatively light weight and covers everything from nice wide angles to a great zoom. Seems to be very solid and so far it's working out great.
For coverage of outdoor events this lens is light and very sharp. No real downside to this lens. You need to be realistic about the f6.3 max but that is how they keep it so small. Not inexpensive but overall a very good value. I back it up with a normal prime in case I need to shoot in low light but otherwise my bag got lighter with this purchase.
Put it on my D7100 and have not taken it off. Had it in a dance hall great head shots of deancers even with on camera flash. Plan to use it to track some Eagles nesting in our area when the weather warms up.
As I am mostly interested in all phases of nature photography, this lens has so far been a terrific addition. Because I have not yet used it in all situations and under all conditions, I could not rate it a 5, but I believe it will prove to be so. I like its range and overall sharpness. it is producing quality pictures. Mounted on my Nikon D7000, it is so far giving me all I could ask for. The one major drawback is its weight. It is rather heavy. Since it is not around my neck all day long, this is not really a problem. I am very satisfied with this purchase.
Cropping makes things blurry otherwise nice to have to carry only one lens