Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Lens, USA Warranty - Bundle - with 77mm Filter Kit (Ultra Violet, Thin Circular Polarizer, Neutral Density 2), Cleaning Kit, CapKeeper Leash

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  • 18-300mm Wide Angle to Telephoto Zoom SLR Lens
  • 18-300mm Wide Angle to Telephoto Zoom SLR Len
  • Digital Essentials 77mm
  • Cleaning Kit
  • Universal Lens Cap Tether
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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

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 group shots all the way to ultra-high-power zoom shots, look no further than the new AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18 300mm. Boasting the longest reach of any NIKKOR All-in-One zoom lens, it delivers the equivalent of 450mm of super-telephoto power enough reach to bring the most distant action up close. Nikon's Vibration Reduction image stabilization ensures every photo and HD video is razor-sharp, and Nikon'sadvanced lens technologies deliver consistent, exceptional performance in any setting. It's even great for close-up shooting (as close as 1.48 ft from your subject at 300mm). Even more amazing, the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-300mm doesall this in a surprisingly compact, lightweight lens.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (29),Image stabilization (29),Good image quality (22),Easy to use (19),Consistent output (11),Quiet (9),Durable (7),Strong construction (7),Fast shutter speed (6),Easily interchangeable (4),High ISO performance (4),Nice bokeh (4) Rugged (4),Large clear LCD (3) View All
Cons:
Heavy (8),Slow focus (4)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (34),Travel (21),Wildlife (19),Sports/action (18),Wildlife photos (10),Family photos (8),Low light (7),Weddings (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (23),Semi-pro photographer (10),Casual photographer (8)

Nikon 18-300mm Features

  • Adorama Camera Valuable Bundle. Kit Includes.
  • Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR II Lens, LC-77 77mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, Flower-shaped HB-58 Bayonet Hood, CL-1120 Flexible Lens Pouch, Nikon 5 Year USA Warranty (1 Year International + 4 Year USA Extension).
  • 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, with Ultra Violet (UV), Thin Circular Polarizer and Neutral Density 2 (ND2) Filters, with Pouch.
  • Universal Lens Cap Tether.
  • Adorama 1836A Cleaning Kit for Optics and Cameras. Kit Includes: Spray Cleaning Fluid, Cotton Swabs, Lens Cloth, 3 Sheets Universal LCD Screen Protectors, Squeege Card, Lipstick Brush, Blower Brush, Lens Tissue, New Deluxe Storage Bag.

Nikon 18-300mm Specifications

Focal Length
18mm - 300mm (equivalent to a 27-450mm lens in 35mm format)
Other
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
77mm
Dimensions (approx.)
3.3 x 4.7 in. / 83 x 120 mm
Weight (approx.)
28.6 oz./810 g)
Optional accessories
72mm screw-in filters
Mfr #
2196 KB
SKU
NK18300UB

Nikon 18-300mm Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 67 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

Reviewed by 67 customers

 
5.0

Rugged lens

By

from Denver, CO  -  Photo Enthusiast

I needed a lens that would just about anything. This lens is about as close as it comes to being the 'one' lens that will cover most of the situations that I encounter. Granted, both ends of the zoom range show some distortion, but overall the performance is excellent. The lens is also very rugged. I dropped it on a concrete floor and smashed the filter. The lens still functioned even though the filter was crushed. The filter could not be removed so I sent it to Adorama to be repaired. They did a great job of removing the broken filter and checking out the lens. It works as well as new. I highly recommend the Adorama drop and spill coverage plan if you do any technical shooting. The focus is quick and accurate. Photos of race cars coming at me at 100+ mph were no problem. It is also capable of capturing even the most minute details on close up shots. A nice lens overall.

 
4.0

Awesome "All Around" Lens

By

from Santa Cruz, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This is a great lens for general photography. I bought this for traveling but find it to be my "go to" lens for just about everything but specialty work like macro photography, etc. Images are sharp and it is especially good for traveling when space is such a premium. This lens is often the only one I take and meets 90% of my needs. The drawbacks are weight and speed. It's not a light lens but compensates by not having to carry other focal lengths with me, and speed of focusing is generally not an issue except for uses like professional wildlife photography. Were it not the speed factor I would rate this lens 5 stars.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just don't call it "kit"

By

from St. Louis, MO, USA

Took me a long time to get used to the idea of a lens being useful at f3.5-4.5 after spending the 70's as a pro with prime lenses. Never a zoom! When I got my FX body it 'came' with the 24-85 and I was not excited. But I must admit this lens has greatly exceeded my expectations. It is sharp throughout the range and the VR gets me the faster shutter speed I need to off-set the missing f-stops. As a "walk around" lens it is perfect, light and quick to focus -- plus it is not huge. Granted it does not make up for fast glass, I still use my 50 f1.8 and my 105 f 2 when I need the super shallow depth-of-field or am in a low light environment. But as an optical tool for an old fool, I was shocked -- I am not going back to the 70s!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Highly versitle with superb focus range, reasonable size, and weight.

By

from Washington, DC area, USA

This is an incredibly useful and versatile lens for travel and general outdoor use. I could say that it is versatile enough that you might even consider having a dedicated camera body just for this lens. Normally I would not have bought this lens because of my dislikes about variable maximum aperture and absence of manual aperture ring (it being a "G" lens). Mine came as a kit lens deal with my D600. I figured, ok, I will try it once and sell it. However, after one trip with it on my D800 I was amazed at how well it performed and how versatile the lens proved to be. It has become a "go-to" lens for general travel and outdoor photography. Image quality is terrific. AF focus speed and accuracy are fine. Lens size and weight are big issues with me because I tend to carry a lot of gear (2 bodies, 6 or 7 lenses). I will tolerate carrying one large/ bulky lens in my kit (such as a favorite old manual 300mm or 400mm lens on a dedicated camera body) but I usually draw the line at that. I dislike carrying 2 bulky lenses at a time. That generally eliminates almost all AF zoom lenses. This one, however, hits the sweet spot in the areas of size, weight, and zoom range almost perfectly: not too large/heavy, easy to carry, extremely useful zoom range, easily fits in the camera bag. Dislikes (the reasons I did not rate this lens 5 stars): Variable maximum aperture. I always use manual or aperture priority. It bothers me to have the maximum aperture vary from 3.5 to 4.5 when I use lenses at or near their maximum aperture. I fully understand why variable max. aperture lenses exist, having designed some lenses myself. It is a "G" lens--no manual aperture ring. I guess that after 50+ years of using all-manual lenses, old habits die hard. But I am just not comfortable with the thumb-wheel aperture adjustment on the body instead of an aperture ring on the lens which lets me know by feel where the aperture is set. No backwards compatibility to my F, F2 or F3 film bodies (yes, I still use film regularly and love it). No depth of field (DOF) scale (as is true of all AF zoom lenses). I routinely use my MF lenses according to DOF or hyperfocal distance and do not depend on focus screen or electronic rangefinder. Makes life a lot easier. AF is not useful for my style of photography. Manual focus ring action is very nice but the ring is too narrow. Perhaps I am being unfair complaining about a "G" lens being a "G" lens, or a variable max. aperture lens being what it is. If that is so, and I admit it may well be, then I would have to say that if its features appeal to you, and my dislikes are of no concern, then the lens deserves a solid 5 star rating. Congratulations to Nikon.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

One lens quiver

By

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.

 
5.0

Nikkor 24-85mm

By

from Undisclosed

I purchased the lens about a month ago and it has been my go to lens for that quick shot. Great focusing and superb clarity.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Everyday Lens

By

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)

 
5.0

Nikon 18-300 Lens

By

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)

 
5.0

Addendum to Review done on Nikon Web sit

By

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)

 
5.0

Very useful and practical lens for trave

By

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.

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Jerry H  What is the quality of the filters?
THOMAS V  I haven't used the filters, I bought a set of Tiiffen at the same time and am using them.
Jerry H  What is the quality of the filters?
THOMAS V  I haven't used the filters, I bought a set of Tiiffen at the same time and am using them.
Shopper  Is this lens compatible with the Nikon D40X and Nikon D600?
PATRICK H  This Nikon 18-300mm DX VR II Lens is compatible with Nikon D40X, D5100, and D600.
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