Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED AF Zoom-Nikkor Lens

f/4 to 5.6 - MPN: 1924
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Description
High powered 4.3x telephoto zoom lens with ED glass for high resolution and high contrast even at maximum apertures
Quick Glance
Compatible Camera Mount F (Nikon)
Lens Type Telephoto
Max Focal Length 300 mm
Max Aperture f/ 4 (Wide), f/ 5.6 (Tele)
Min Aperture 5.6 1/f
Expert Reviews
Nikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED Nikkor
2 Star Review  testseek.com - Dec 1, 2008

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Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED Lens
4 Star Review   By member dave333c333 - Jun 3, 2007   

Strengths: Great optical quality. Takes great pictures from far away.

Weakness: Not the best lens for indoors unless you have sufficient lighting. Auto focus a litle noisy - but who cares...

I am just an amateur photographer and enjoy taking pictures of my kids, vacations, soccer games etc. I upgraded from my Sony Cybershot point and shoot camera to a Nikon D50. I love the quality I get from my D50 and the Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED Lens. It is a great companion to my 18-55mm ED lens that came standard with the D50. I wanted a zoom lens to take closer pictures that my 18-55mm couldn't. The quality is amazing. when you enter the realm between 200-300mm it sometimes is a bit out of focus or blurry because you have to keep extremely still. It works fantastic outdoors with lots of light. I'm thinking about purchasing the SB-800 AF Speedlight Flash to see if it will work better indoors. In short, I would highly recommend this lens - I've been happy with it so far - looks cool too.

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Excelent Lens
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Optical clarity and ease of use Light weight and easy to carry arround.

Weakness: A little weak f5.6 @ 300mm other than that no problem!

The lens supprised me in it's optical performance. The Nikon ED lens is again worth the extra few dollars you might have to spend. The lens is very light weight and is easily carried along with out any hassel.

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Sandwich short of a picnic basket...
2 Star Review   By member fraczekp - Feb 23, 2005   

Strengths: Above average optical quality up to 200mm, aperture ring (unlike its cheaper version) if you have older equipment, ergonomic focus/zoom rings.

Weakness: Terrible chromatic aberration above 200mm, no options for tripod collar (the lens gets really long and heavy!)

I own few other lenses that cover this range of focal lengths and so far this is one of my least favorites. Yes, it has a good focal length but by any means it is not the telephoto lens you dream of. It is good up until 200mm (nice and sharp with great contrast), and past that focal length things get really ugly. I have been rather dissapointed by the aberrations I get when I approach 300 mm. But then again, this is the perfect compromise between price, quality and intended use. For around 300 bucks you can't expect to have it all! Well, choice is yours and I hope that it's just my unit that is disappointing and your results will be better but objectively speaking, this lens is an amateur lens but at a rather large ticket price (compared to its $120 brother). One small word or praise -- the focusing ring and the zoom barrel are well positioned to a point where with little practice one can seamlessly use one hand to zoom and focus at the same time if you work in MF mode. Personally, I would not spend ~$300 on this lens again -- I would either save the cash for a step up (80-200 or the 70-200 vr) with a TC if want to reach 300 mm or settle for an "off brand" that produces very comparable results (like Sigma lens) at lower cost.

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Product Details
Description
High powered 4.3x telephoto zoom lens with ED glass for high resolution and high contrast even at maximum apertures
Quick Glance
Compatible Camera Mount F (Nikon)
Lens Type Telephoto
Max Focal Length 300 mm
Max Aperture f/ 4 (Wide), f/ 5.6 (Tele)
Min Aperture 5.6 1/f
Summary
Product Title Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED AF Zoom-Nikkor Lens
Manufacturer Nikon
Lowest Price $40.00 from Adorama
Power Score 2.9 | 4 Reviews
Optics
Minimum Angle of View: 8
Min Focus Distance: 4.60 ft
Maximum Angle of View: 34
Min Focal Length: 70 mm
Filter Size Supported: 62 mm
Other Features
Included Components: 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED AF Zoom-Nikkor LensHood (HB-15)62mm Lens CapRear Cap
Physical Specifications
Diameter: 4.6 in
Dimensions: 62
Length: 1.14 in
Weight: 1.14 lbs
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 year(s)
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URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Compatible Camera Manufacturer: Nikon
Product Line: Nikkor
Angle of View: 8 to 34 Degrees - 35mm format, 5 to 22 Degrees - Nikon DX format
Description: 0
Brand Name: Nikon
Lens Construction: 13 Elements in 9 Groups
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Expert Reviews
Nikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED Nikkor
2 Star Review  testseek.com - Dec 1, 2008

TestSeek.com has collected 1 expert review for Nikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED Nikkor and the rating is 40 of 100. Click below and use TestSeek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED Lens
4 Star Review   By member dave333c333 - Jun 3, 2007   

Strengths: Great optical quality. Takes great pictures from far away.

Weakness: Not the best lens for indoors unless you have sufficient lighting. Auto focus a litle noisy - but who cares...

I am just an amateur photographer and enjoy taking pictures of my kids, vacations, soccer games etc. I upgraded from my Sony Cybershot point and shoot camera to a Nikon D50. I love the quality I get from my D50 and the Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED Lens. It is a great companion to my 18-55mm ED lens that came standard with the D50. I wanted a zoom lens to take closer pictures that my 18-55mm couldn't. The quality is amazing. when you enter the realm between 200-300mm it sometimes is a bit out of focus or blurry because you have to keep extremely still. It works fantastic outdoors with lots of light. I'm thinking about purchasing the SB-800 AF Speedlight Flash to see if it will work better indoors. In short, I would highly recommend this lens - I've been happy with it so far - looks cool too.

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Excelent Lens
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Optical clarity and ease of use Light weight and easy to carry arround.

Weakness: A little weak f5.6 @ 300mm other than that no problem!

The lens supprised me in it's optical performance. The Nikon ED lens is again worth the extra few dollars you might have to spend. The lens is very light weight and is easily carried along with out any hassel.

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Sandwich short of a picnic basket...
2 Star Review   By member fraczekp - Feb 23, 2005   

Strengths: Above average optical quality up to 200mm, aperture ring (unlike its cheaper version) if you have older equipment, ergonomic focus/zoom rings.

Weakness: Terrible chromatic aberration above 200mm, no options for tripod collar (the lens gets really long and heavy!)

I own few other lenses that cover this range of focal lengths and so far this is one of my least favorites. Yes, it has a good focal length but by any means it is not the telephoto lens you dream of. It is good up until 200mm (nice and sharp with great contrast), and past that focal length things get really ugly. I have been rather dissapointed by the aberrations I get when I approach 300 mm. But then again, this is the perfect compromise between price, quality and intended use. For around 300 bucks you can't expect to have it all! Well, choice is yours and I hope that it's just my unit that is disappointing and your results will be better but objectively speaking, this lens is an amateur lens but at a rather large ticket price (compared to its $120 brother). One small word or praise -- the focusing ring and the zoom barrel are well positioned to a point where with little practice one can seamlessly use one hand to zoom and focus at the same time if you work in MF mode. Personally, I would not spend ~$300 on this lens again -- I would either save the cash for a step up (80-200 or the 70-200 vr) with a TC if want to reach 300 mm or settle for an "off brand" that produces very comparable results (like Sigma lens) at lower cost.

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