Nikon 28-300mm: Picture 1 regular $1,046.95

About Nikon 28-300mm

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An ideal lens for FX-format D-SLRs, featuring a 10.7X zoom, close focus to 18" at every focal length and VR II image stabilization

The Nikon 28-300mm is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon 28-300mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon 28-300mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 28-300mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good image quality, Image stabilization, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Quiet, Rugged, Strong construction and Versatile

Nikon 28-300mm Features

  • Versatile 10.7x FX-format zoom lens with ED glass and VR II image stabilization Versatile zoom lens offers a broad focal length range that's perfect for travel,landscapes, portraits and distant subjects.
  • Optimized for edge to edge sharpness on both FX and DX-format D-SLRs DX-format D-SLR angle of view is equivalent to a focal length of 42-450mm in FX/35mm format.
  • Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.
  • 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings.
  • 3 Aspherical Lens Elements Virtually eliminates coma and other aberrations, even at wide apertures.
  • Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus
  • M/A Focus Mode Switch Enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation.
  • Internal Focus (IF) Provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining working distance throughout the focus range.
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency andreduced flare.
  • Zoom Lock Switch Secures the lens barrel at its minimum focal length preventing the lens from extending during transport.
  • Focus to 18 inches at any focal length Extends versatility
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image areas.

Nikon 28-300mm Specifications

Mount Type
Nikon F-Bayonet
F stop range
3.5 - 22
Angle of View (DX-format)
Maximum 53° / Minimum 5° 20'
Angle of View (FX-format)
Maximum 74° / Minimum 8° 10'
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
19 Groups / 14 Elements
Compatible Format(s)
FX - DX - FX in DX Crop Mode - 35mm Film
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image
Diaphragm Blades
Distance Information
ED Glass (Elements)
Aspherical (Elements)
Super Integrated Coating
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Internal Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
1.6 ft. (0.5m) throughout entire zoom range
Filter Size
Dimensions Diameter x Length)
Approx: 3.26x4.5 in. / 83x114.5mm
(Approx.)28.2 oz. (800g)
Lens Case
Lens Hood
Mfr #

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Most Liked Positive Review


Mountain View

I never spent so much money on a lens before. It took a good cup of coffee and a pleasant disposition to have the strength to hit the enter key of the computer and process the purchase from Nikon. My wife and I wanted a lens to utilize the potential of our new D5100. This turned out to be the right decision. Here are some pictures taken with this lens on our D5100. They are mountain pictures taken at 10,000 feet elevation looking 4.2 miles to the 14,259 foot elevation Longs Peak. The view was

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I never spent so much money on a lens before. It took a good cup of coffee and a pleasant disposition to have the strength to hit the enter key of the computer and process the purchase from Nikon. My wife and I wanted a lens to utilize the potential of our new D5100. This turned out to be the right decision. Here are some pictures taken with this lens on our D5100. They are mountain pictures taken at 10,000 feet elevation looking 4.2 miles to the 14,259 foot elevation Longs Peak. The view was to the southeast looking into the sun at mid-morning on Labor Day. The sky was dirty from a forest fire. The camera was set at the “action setting� featuring fast shutter speeds; the VR was on at Normal. Picture A was at an indicated 50 mm to give a normal perspective. Picture B was at the indicated 300 mm. Picture C is a crop of the image of B showing four people on the summit. Picture B is 16 Mp = 4928 x 3264. (When viewed on my computer, the people are visible on picture B. If you know the place, then you will recognize that they are looking down the 1,000 foot vertical face of the diamond. But of course they must be taking photographs with their Nikon cameras!) I was concerned that the AF motor would run down the camera battery faster. But I did not notice any effect after 200 pictures per day. I use the viewfinder, not Live View. The lens is heavy; a noticeable feature of its quality and not a criticism. This is not my walk around lens. I found a neoprene bottle jacket that holds the lens and fits in the water bottle pouch (safely accessible) on my backpack. I use a tripod with this lens typically. This is my wife’s lens of choice. Best Features: Sharp focus. Constant focus through the zoom range. Focal length range. Quality & value. Worse Features: (Checking…) Recommended Accessories: Nikon’s cable release. Nikon’s coffee tumbler as shown in the Logo Shop.


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It fell apart during a ...

It fell apart during a job and is currently in the repair department.

Reviewed by 255 customers


I love this lens !!


I was apprehensive about buying it but Adorama's return policy is so good I said what the heck !I have used the lens quite a bit and love it ,very sharp through out the full range. It is heavy but not compared to carrying two or three lenses., I rated it 5 stars,not because it's the best lens in the world but because it's very very good at what it is supposed to be


Great general purpose lens!


Wide range of use lessens the number of lenses to carry.


Decent general purpose lens


I shoot a lot of photos of a high school marching band. I need to be able to quickly switch from a long zoom to a wide angle lens for group shots. I purchased this lens to allow me to do both types of shots without the need to constantly change lenses, and in that category it works great. The trade offs for me are that it is not an extremely fast lens, which I knew when I purchased it. As the marching season goes on, the days get shorter, and I find myself struggling to reach a balance between a high ISO and a fast enough shutter speed to keep the images sharp. Also of concern is the changing F-Stop as I zoom. If I am shooting wide angle, I have a maximum aperture of F/3.5, if I zoom in while keeping the image framed the same, the maximum aperture becomes F/5.6, a full stop and 1/2 loss of light transmission. The lens works well in bright light situations and as long as you can work with the slower apertures then this is a good lens for general purpose photography.


excellent 10x full frame zoom


I checked this lens out for sharpness and it is sharper in the middle than the corners but moderately good all around. It is not a prim and you cannot expect it to perform as well according to sharpness. It is plenty sharp for regular pictures and is a good, albeit heavy, walk around lens. I wouldn't use it for portraits but it is actually very good for sports photography. Unless you have thousands of dollars for the big 400mm f2.8 prime sports lenses, this one will do you well. don't expect it to focus as well as say the Nikon 85mm f1.8 which can focus perfectly an amazing number of times.


Purchased a Nikon 28-300mm lens


Last year while in Italy, I took along 3 three lenses that I had taken on other European trips. Both trips it turn out the range I was shooting was from 20-280mm including a 1.4 teleconverter. I notice one photographer shooting with a Nikon 28-300mm lens. Upon my return home I reevaluated my lens gear. I concluded the 28-300mm lens could be used on 80% of my photos and the remainder for my wide angle shot. This lens is perfect for my need and cut down weight. My travels has taught me the limits as to what photo gear to travel with this lens is a must.




My one always on lens and available for 90% of my photos. Being a quality lens it is a little heavier.


28-300mm Lens


Only lens needed for most conditions.


A Real Workhorse


i have owned this lens for two years, and have literally traveled the world using it as my solo lens. I recently went to SE Asia, and took a variety of lenses with me but never took any of them out of my bag since my 28-300 covered all situations I encountered. The VR works very well, and the image quality is outstanding. I honestly cannot recommend this lens highly enough.

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An excellent lens


There is little to say about this lens that others have not said however, It is simply great. As a traveling senior I know I am a target for thieves when I travel, that is just the way the world is now. So when I travel this lens is not only a great lens for photos but I do not have to change lenses often which means..... I keep my concentration on my surroundings as well as my shot. It does macro very well and even night shots it works well, it simply does everything that I want it to do. You couple this with Nikon Capture NX2 and it is about as good as it gets.


consistent output


Why do they advertise consistent output.....Consistent output means to me you can set the F stop to any shutter speed you want......This lens does not have that ability, The zoom will dictate the shutter speed......Other than that, no problem---with the exception of Tamrons previous 28-300mm f3.5 which did out perform the previous Nikon 28-300mm and it is very possible that this new Tamron 28-300mm will also out perform this here new Nikon 28-300mm..........One would be wise to test these 2 lenses to see which one is best for their model camera......


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Shopper  I currently have a D7000 and my current lens is the Nikkon 24-85mm and it has worked flawlessly. I want to upgrade to a new lens where I can zoom in a lot farther. I have read mixed reviews about purchasing either This lens or the 18-200mm. What should I do?
STEVEN W  I love my 28-300 on my D700, it's almost the only lens I use now, but the D700 has a full frame sensor. With the DX sensor, you may want to go with the 18-200, as it has roughly the equivalent zoom range as the 28-300 on a FX. Unless you're only interested in the higher telephoto range, the 18-200 would be a more versatile lens..
Mac T  Will this work well on my full-frame Nikon D700?
HUGO F  Definitely!
Vick C  Is there a teleconverter that can be used with this lens?
DAVID B  No. And even if you could put one one, the rear element of the lens prevents this, you would not want to. The lens would be too slow for most AF systems to function.
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