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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

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Image stabilization (29),Fast / accurate auto-focus (28),Good image quality (22),Easy to use (19),Consistent output (10),Quiet (9),Durable (6),Fast shutter speed (6),Strong construction (6),Easily interchangeable (4),High ISO performance (4),Nice bokeh (4) Large clear LCD (3),Rugged (3) View All
Heavy (7),Slow focus (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (32),Travel (20),Wildlife (19),Sports/action (16),Family photos (8),Wildlife photos (8),Low light (7),Weddings (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (22),Semi-pro photographer (9),Casual photographer (8)

Nikon 18-300mm Features

  • Versatile, Ultra-High Power 16.7x Zoom Lens: Goes from wide-angle (27mm equivalent) all the way to super-telephoto (450mm equivalent) for maximum versatility and reach.
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC): Enhances light transmission and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare.
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM): A significant innovation in AF lens technology, Nikon's Silent Wave Motor uses ultrasonic (inaudible) vibrations - rather than a gear system - to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
  • Internal Focus (IF): All internal optical movement is limited to the interior of the non-extending lens barrel. This allows for a more compact, lightweight construction as well as a closer focusing distance.
  • Zoom Lock Switch: Secures the lens barrel at its minimum focal length, preventing the lens from extending during transport.
  • Nikon VR II Image Stabilization: Tailored to each lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible for dramatically sharper images and HD videos, even in low light.
  • M/A (Manual/Auto) focus mode switch: Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens.
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm: Renders a beautiful, natural background blur (Bokeh) at its wider aperture settings.

Nikon 18-300mm Specifications

Focal Length
18mm - 300mm (equivalent to a 27-450mm lens in 35mm format)
Format Compatibility: Nikon DX
Maximum aperture
f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum aperture
f/22 - 32
Lens construction
19 elements in 14 groups (three Extra-low Dispersion Glass (ED) elements and three aspherical lens elements)
Picture angle
Angle of view (DX-format): 76°00' - 5°20'
Minimum focus range
1.48 ft /0.45 m
Attachment size
Dimensions (approx.)
3.3 x 4.7 in. / 83 x 120 mm
Weight (approx.)
28.6 oz./810 g)
Optional accessories
77mm screw-in filters

Nikon 18-300mm Reviews

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(based on 49 reviews)


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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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


One lens quiver


from Denver, CO

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Everyday Lens


from Michigan

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Nikon 18-300 Lens


from Whiting, NJ

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......

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Addendum to Review done on Nikon Web sit


from Oregon

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Very useful and practical lens for trave


from Oregon

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


So far, so good.


from Columbia, MD

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent new Nikon lens


from VA

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Very satisfied with the range of the len


from Pittsburgh PA.  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Outstanding addition to my equipment


from Milan, NH  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Good lens


from Slc, ut  -  Casual Photographer

Cropping makes things blurry otherwise nice to have to carry only one lens


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
KAY L  Great all around lens. Good range. Very happy with the quality of photos.
Shopper  Will this work on my D70? What problems might I experience?
MICHAEL B  Hello-- While I have never used the Nikon 18-300 on a D-70, I have a friend with that lens on his D-90 and he loves it. I can think of no reason why that lens would not be compatible with a D-70 as all of the camera-to-lens electronic and mechanical interface specs and criteria are the same for the D-90 and the D-70. It is a great lens. However, it is heavy and fairly large; some users do say that its weight and size are a drawback for them when carrying it for long times. I love mine but admit that I rarely carry it for longer than a qouple of hours in any one setting.
Shopper  Is this lens suited for a full frame D600?
KENNETH E  The 18-300 lens is a DX format lens and your D600 camera is an FX format camera. The lens will fit your camera but you won't get the FX format when you start shooting pictures with the lens. I checked the Nikon USA website and there is a section where questions about Nikon lenses and cameras can be posted. Here is one reply regarding your question on the website: Yes it will work however it will be in DX crop mode which defeats the object of having a full frame body. If anything have a look at the 28-300 vr which is designed for FX cameras. I hope this helps. Thanks.
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