Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR


Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR


Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Nikon and the model was launched 2010.
The lens belongs to the category  superzoom lenses. A superzoom lens gives you a wide zoom range, from a wider field of view (wide angle) to a more narrow field of view (telephoto) and is usually appreciated as an all-in-one travel lens.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 28-300 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
A positive thing is that this lens has a versitale zoom range, where the difference between 'maximum zoomed out' to 'maximum zoomed in' increases the lens versatility since you as a photographer easily can compose your picture without moving yourself physically.
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Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/3,5-5,6.
This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.
One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 28 mm the lens brightness is f/3,5 and at 300 mm the brightness is f/5,6. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.
Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 77 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "HB-50".
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR
Sample pictures taken with Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
Has a built-in image stabilizer
An impressive focal range
Works on all sensor types
Has a built-in auto focus motor
A lens hood is included
The lens is sealed against dust and moisture
Poor aperture value with its f/5,6
A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
The lens has no tripod mount
Heavy (800 gr)
Specification
Product Name:Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR  (See dictionary)
Release date: 2010
Manufacturer:Nikon
Type of lens: Superzoom
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/3,5-5,6
The lens apeture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/3,5 at 28 mm
f/5,6 at 300 mm
(Read more)
Focal Range: 28-300 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  28-300 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  42-450 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
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Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 19 elements / 14 groups
Image Stabilizer:
Yes, VR II
Closest Focusing Distance:50 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 77 mm
Lens Hood:
HB-50(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
Yes
Dimensions (diameter x length):83 x 114 mm
Vikt:800 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)1049 USD
 
 
Product Page (Nikon):
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Text from Nikon:"Ultrahigh-ratio (10.7x) zoom lens with Vibration Reduction II

Ultrahigh 10.7x ratio zoom lens covering 28-300mm focal range with the maximum aperture of f/5.6 at telephoto end

Vibration Reduction (VR II) provides the equivalent of a shutter speed approximately four stops faster; two modes are available — Normal and Active

Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass and three aspherical lens elements minimize lens aberrations for superior picture quality

Two focus modes selectable — M/A and M

Zoom lock is employed to stop the lens from sliding during transportation "
 
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Reviews
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colorfoto.de
http://www.colorfoto.de/testbericht/nikon-af-s-nikkor-3-5-5-6-28-300-mm-vr-g-ed-an-nikon-d700-1054064,923.html
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/nikon-af-s-nikkor-28-300mm-f-3-5-5-6g-ed-vr-14703
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR
Sample pictures taken with Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR
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