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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

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  • FX zoom lens with powerful 10.7 zoom ratio
  • Versatile 28mm to 300mm focal range (DX equivalent of 42mm to 450mm)
  • Vibration Reduction II (VR II) stabilisation system with Normal and Active modes
  • Two ED glass and three aspherical lens elements ensure high resolution and superior contrast
  • SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for fast, quiet autofocus
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
Customer Rating 4 out of 5 stars (61) 4 out of 5 stars (883) 5 out of 5 stars (363) 4 out of 5 stars (53)
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Dimensions 8.3 cm x 11.5 cm x 8.3 cm 7.7 cm x 12.3 cm x 7.7 cm 7.2 cm x 5.3 cm x 7.2 cm 7.9 cm x 9.9 cm x 7.9 cm
Item Weight 798 g 581 g 186 g 549 g
Model Year 2010 2010 2011 2014
Mounting Nikonbayonet Nikonbayonet nikon Nikon F
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  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 8.3 x 8.3 cm ; 798 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Item model number: 2191
  • ASIN: B003ZSHNEA
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 20 Oct. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,936 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Picture shows a wide-angle landscape view of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USA
Excellent performance throughout the zoom range makes this lens ideal for shooting everything from landscape to wildlife.

Making every photo opportunity come alive with dynamic zoom coverage the AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens from Nikon is designed to handle a huge variety of scenes and subject matter. Known for its reliability, clarity and devotion to the needs of passionate photographers, NIKKOR the exclusive lens brand from Nikon, is on a quest to create the finest optics in the world. This high-power 10.7x FX zoom lens offers outstanding sharpness and clarity for such a broad range of focal length.

Remarkably versatile and easily portable this lens is perfect for travel, landscapes, portraits and distant subjects making the AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR the perfect walkabout lens.

Picture shows a close-up of a seagull with the background out of focus.
The wide aperture gives superb depth-of-field control even at the telephoto end of the zoom range.

Life Through a Lens

Choosing the lens that best suits your skill level and creative pursuits is a vital part of your photographic journey. With an impressive wide-angle 28mm to telephoto 300mm[1] this AF-S NIKKOR lens is a great all-rounder for those seeking the ultimate coverage from a single lens. The flexible aperture range keeps the lens size and weight to a minimum while still providing attractive depth of field effects at the telephoto end.

Crystal Clear Imagery

Nikon’s exclusive second generation Vibration Reduction system (VR II) enables steady hand-held shooting at all focal lengths in two modes, Normal and Active. Normal mode is recommended for most general scenes while Active mode effectively compensates for image blur caused not only by camera shake but also when shooting from a moving vehicle, or some other unstable position. Delivering sharp photos and video, VR II allows you to use shutter speeds that are up to 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. And being an optical system means that the viewfinder image is also stabilised, enabling more accurate autofocus acquisition and framing. This is especially welcome at the longer focal lengths of the 300mm zoom range, where lighter weight lenses can increase the risk of unwanted camera shake.

Picture shows a street performer with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.
Lens-Shift Vibration Reduction ensures the sharpest images even with hand-held telephoto shots.

Supreme Optics

Providing outstanding optical performance, the lens comprises 16 elements in 12 groups, in a design with two ED and three aspherical lens elements. The iris diaphragm has nine rounded blades for a soft rendering effect, producing high-quality natural backgrounds. Featuring a newly designed optical system, the ED elements work together with the aspherical elements to eliminate problems of coma and chromatic aberration and ensure high-resolution and superior contrast.

Switching Focus

Combining ease-of-use and maximum precision, the AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens has two focus modes. In addition to Manual focus, Manual-priority autofocus (M/A) allows you to switch from autofocus to manual operation with virtually no time lag, even during AF servo operation and regardless of the AF mode in use. This gives all the benefits of fast, automatic focusing while still retaining the ability to make fine focus adjustments before taking the shot.

Picture shows a view of the San Francisco skyline taken at dusk.
High-resolution and superior contrast add further to the amazing flexibility of this lens.

Silent Precision

Nikon's AF-S technology is yet another reason why professional photographers like NIKKOR lenses. Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) converts travelling waves into rotational energy to focus the optics. This enables high-speed autofocusing that’s extremely accurate and super quiet. So for discrete shooting you can set up the shot in an instant and camera focusing won’t disturb sensitive subjects like wildlife.

Intelligent System

The AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR was built with long-lasting durability and portability in mind. Using a high proportion of magnesium in its construction, this sturdy lens weighs in at an economical 800g, providing well-balanced handling. Allowing for a more compact design, Nikon's Internal focus (IF) technology limits all the optical movement to the interior of the non-extending lens barrel. This intelligent system enables the minimum focus distance to be retained throughout the zoom range at just 50cm (1.6ft). And with a weather-sealed mount protecting both the lens and camera from dust and water you can shoot with complete confidence. During transportation a zoom lock switch secures the lens barrel at its minimum focal length preventing the lens from moving under its own weight when tilted. Supplied complete with dedicated HB-50 hood and soft pouch the AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is ready for the journey.

Bringing new levels of flexibility to FX format DSLR users, the AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR from Nikon delivers a level of clarity and reliability that every passionate photographer can appreciate.

[1] Focal length of 28-300mm when used on a camera with an FX sensor. When fitted to a DX-format DSLR this lens has an angle of view equivalent to that of a 42-450mm lens in 35mm [135] format.

Product Feature Comparison

The AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is just one of a range of great NIKKOR lenses. Take a look at the table below comparing features with a selection of other fantastic lenses in the collection.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G LensNikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G LensNikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR LensNikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G LensNikon AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5–4.5G ED Lens
Features
Lens Groups/Elements6/77/814/199/98/12
Angle of View (FX Format)47°46°75° to 8°10'28°30'100° to 63°
Angle of View (DX Format)31°30'31°30'53° to 5°20'18°50'76° to 44°
No. of Diaphragm Leaves79977
Minimum f-stopf/16f/16f/22-38f/16f/22-29
Minimum focus distance0.45m0.45m0.50m0.80m0.28m
Weight185g280g800g350g385g
Diameter72mm73.5mm83mm80mm83mm
Length (from lens mount)52.5mm54mm114.5mm73mm95mm
Filter Attachment Diameter58mm58mm77mm67mm77mm
Lens Hood includedHB-47HB-47HB-50HB-62HB-66
Lens Case includedCL-1013CL-1013CL-1120CL-1015CL-1118

Box Contains

  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens
  • 77mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-1 Rear Lens Cap for F Mount Lenses
  • HB-50 Bayonet Lens Hood for 28-300mm Lens
  • CL-L1120 Ballistic Nylon Soft Lens Case
  • 1-Year Worldwide Limited Warranty


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    I needed a versatile lens for a photoshoot at the Hay Literary Festival. The 28-300mm did not let me down and I used it all day, never missing a single shot. No fumbling around changing lenses, it covered the lot.

    The images are sharp, the autofocus fast and near silent, the zooming smooth. Lens elements move internally so nothing rotates on the outside. The filter size is 77mm; buy filters on Amazon and you'll pay half of what the big photo dealers charge. Yes, there are picky reviews out there that get bogged down in barrel/pincushion distortion and chromatic aberration issues but these effects are hardly noticeable. A lens with this zoom range is never going to be perfect, but it's close enough and it's better than missing the chance to get a picture.

    I agree with the other reviewer that it is a heavy and solidly constructed beast. It's an FX lens, designed to work on the bigger full-frame pro Nikon bodies as well as the smaller DX bodies. In fact, as an FX lens it is better suited to the Nikon D7000 that has a sensor that is said to challenge the resolving power of DX lenses (a lot of pixels on a small sensor). The Amazon image shows the lens unextended, at the 28mm end of its range; it lengthens quite a bit at 300mm and droops if carried vertically, which is why there is a 28mm lock button on the side to keep it short in transit.

    Do I have a criticism? Yes, the plastic lens hood (not shown in the image) is a bit flexible, springy and can work free. I've withheld one star for this but half a star would be sufficient. Anyway I expect to lose it before long when it drops off. Otherwise, this is a really useful lens.
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    I've had this lens for a couple of months now, and used it quite a bit on my D610 camera. I've been very pleased with it. Because it covers such a wide range of focal lengths it can be the only lens you need when out for the day. I do quite a bit of hiking and switch between landscape and wildlife shots. Because this lens can do both wide angle and telephoto I'm ready for anything. Often you miss a shot because of the need to change lenses - not with this one.

    Are there downsides to such an enormous range of focal lengths? Of course. The lens is probably not quite as sharp as more limited range zooms or prime lenses, and there's a lot of distortion. The latter is easily corrected either by the camera if you shoot jpeg, or in post-processing if you shoot raw (I use Lightroom). The slightly lower sharpness might put off "pixel peepers" who will blow up their pictures to enormous magnifications and look at small details. However, if like I do you think that a good photograph is made through good composition and capturing the right moment, then this lens does a perfectly good job. The maximum aperture of f3.5 at the wide end and f5.6 at 300mm means it's not great for low light, but the VR does give you at least a couple of extra stops so it's not a big problem.

    The main disadvantage is its size and weight. It can get heavy carrying it round all day (but so can carrying a bag of different lenses). Because it's so big, it's not very discreet. For city photography I tend to prefer a couple of prime lenses.

    To sum up, if you want a lens that more or less covers all the focal length range you need, and you're interested in taking interesting photographs rather than in technical details like ultimate levels of sharpness, buy this lens and you won't be disappointed.
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    I bought this lens because I needed a lightweight zoom I could easily travel with. Because I use mainly fast prime and pro zoom lenses its taken a while to get used the various cons to this this lens. Namely, very bad vignetting on full zoom and poor gritty bokeh. The upsides are a clean crisp image and only having to change lenses when you need to use short DOF in an image. On full zoom, close range you do get a reasonable separation from the background and you can get very close with this lens, a lot closer than with most long lenses.
    Build is good, plastic inner tubes but nice solid metal casing. No problems with the VR, works very well on this lens.
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    I read all the previous reviews and hummed and hah'd before getting this lens. I did the right thing! Prior to this I had been using a D7000 with various fixed lenses and the kit lens, but when I went full frame to a D700 I wanted a lens that I didn't have to faff on changing when out on expeditions. I'm not a pro, so it's perfect for most of what I need to do, and other than my macro lens, stays put on the 700. Yes it's all bigger and heavier but I'm a lil' ol' lady and I can manage it quite easily. I have been quite amazed at how far I can bump the ISO up and still have very little noise with this combo, far superior to my previous kit. As it's mostly dark and cloudy where I live oop north, that's perfect for me.
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    I have two Nikon D7000 cameras, a Nikon 35mm F1.8 prime, a Nikon 50mm F1.8 prime and also the Nikon 18-200mm VR lens. After careful consideration, reading the reviews and looking at the images taken by others, I decided to buy the Nikon 28-300mm because I hope to upgrade at some point to a full frame camera like the Nikon D4 and this lens can be use on both full frame and DX models. The D7000 is a DX camera so with the crop factor the Nikon 28-300mm becomes efectively a zoom of 42-450mm (with reference to the 35mm film format).

    I have read some negative reviews regarding this lens with comments like, It's too big and heavy, lens creepage when tilted downwards, lens distortion at both ends of the zoom range and that the focus is soft. Ok let's take a look at these points of criticism:-

    Yes, if you are only use to the standard kit lens like the 18-55mm, then this lens will seem big and heavy to you, but remember this is a super zoom lens and it has a lot of glass in it to do what it does and although it is has a weight to it, I found it not to be so heavy as to be uncomfortable to use and on the D7000 I find the balance to be good overall. Another point to consider that you don't have to carry a load of other lenses with you to cover the range of zoom that this lens covers, so as a walk about lens this lens is great.

    What about lens creep? I have never experienced it myself on either the 28-300mm, or the 18-200mm, in any case Nikon now includes a zoom lock on the lens, so there should not be a problem when the lens pointing downwards in one's camera bag.

    What about lens distortion? If you have a Nikon D7000, there is an option in the camera's menu settings, switch the `Auto Distortion Control' to `ON' and the distortion is virtually eliminated.
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