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By Photo Hunter

from Saratoga Springs, NY

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Great zoom lens for FX format

 
4.0

PROS

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Strong Construction
  • Consistent Output

CONS

  • Heavy
  • Lens Creep

BEST USES

  • Night Photography
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments:

This lens is surprisingly sharp over its entire range. I used it for the first time on a trip to Zion Park last week on a Nikon D800 and found it to be both well constructed and versatile. When hiking I did notice lens creep, and it is a heavy lens. This is the FX format equivalent to the AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED in DX format, and I find it superior to that lens which I also use and like. The autofocus is reasonably fast and fairly accurate in low light, and the VR is a must with zoom lenses this slow.


By Yahya

from Irvine, CA

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Superb build and quality.

 
5.0

PROS

CONS

BEST USES

Comments:

super sharp, fast focus, built well. My only complaint is the lens creep...but the 28mm lock fixes that problem.


By Kitty cat

from Lugoff, SC

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Great lens for the money!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Nice Bokeh
  • Strong Construction
  • Durable

CONS

  • Heavy

BEST USES

  • Wildlife Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Macro Photography

Comments:

I have been getting great results with closeup shots of hummingbirds and butterflies! Can't wait to try it on my upcoming mountain trip!

 Images from Kitty cat
 

By Joe K.

from Burlington, VT

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Good lens

 
4.0

PROS

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Durable
  • Consistent Output

CONS

  • Poor in Low Light
  • Heavy
  • Slow Focus

BEST USES

  • Wildlife Photos
  • Sports/Action
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

Good all purpose lens


By Mr Mike

from Frederick MD

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One size fits all?

 
5.0

PROS

  • Consistent Output
  • Intuitive design
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

CONS

  • Filter issues
  • Heavy
  • Lens Creep

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Wildlife Photos
  • Macro Photography

Comments:

This is a very good lens for the money, crisp results across the entire range. Auto focus is very good. The lens will extend while walking unless you use the lock. Focus is difficult to impossible with a circular polarizer, not sure yet with other filters. The short focus range 18" is great, allows you to make use of the zoom and get right up and close to capture wing detail on insects and pollen detail on flowers. Overall a very good lens. Allows me to carry one lens and hopefully filter set on vacation or boating. The stabilization seems to be a big help when taking pictures from a rocking boat.


By Sreeni

from Pleasanton, CA

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

One lens solution for travel

 
5.0

PROS

  • Strong Construction
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

CONS

  • Heavy
  • Poor in Low Light
  • Heavy but manageable

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments:

No need to swap lenses in the field any more. Now I can take pictures of birds at 300mm and at the same time get a pic of my 3-year old watching birds with his binoculars.

 Images from Sreeni
 

By Bill

from Vero Beach, FL

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

Works as advertised-BUY IT!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Consistent Output
  • 77mm filters
  • Well built
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Zoom lock

CONS

  • NONE

BEST USES

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Macro Photography
  • Wildlife Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

Bought for the range and the ability to use on both my d700 and d300s. Recently returned from Maine and Canada with approx. 500 photos taken with my d700/28-300 lens. Photos reflect use on sunny, cloudy, dusky and interior shots. Excellent results across the board. Had owned a d90 and 18-200 and loved the walk around versatility which is the reason why I purchased the 28-300. The 77mm filters interchange with my other zoom lenses and the zoom lock works (lens will creep without it). Although heavy with a d700 the results minimize the inconvenience. I use the Spyder Pro adapter with the Thinktank belt which removes the weight from my back and allows me to carry this rig with little effort. I have a several prime lenses in addition to my other zooms but the 28-300 will definitely my go to lens for general use.


By maxpolarizer

from Long Island, ny

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

takes a bit to get used to.

 
4.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Rugged

CONS

  • Poor in Low Light

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments:

low light presents problems. action shots a problem if not in bright lights. typical of lens like this. getting used to it. i have produced some fine images however. have to remeber to shut off the VR or it clunks. lens lock is crucial to prevent creep. sharpness is good. range is good. overall happy with results.

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