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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR

alaAverage 4.5

14 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 90/100.

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Consumer review by: Aoki Rei (

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR


This lens is one of the best option for wildlife photography on a budget form nikon. Although a bit on the big size and weight when compared with the Nikon 55-200 and 55-300, works very well with D7xxx and D6xx bodies. The focal range is very useful...

the VR works very well (easy to have a sharp photo at 300mm with 1/30s)+ the balance its fairly good with a D7xxx or D6xx+ big zoom barrel easy to grab

Zoom could be smoother to use in video;- The optical performance decreases visibly after 270mm;- A shorter min. focus distance would make this lens more useful for close-ups of flowers

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Hippo (

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR


I am happy using it at 200-250mm though. 300mm is not much better than 250mm cropped, so if you think of it as a 70-250mm lens it is great!

Fairly light. Great IQ at 70mm and in the middle of the range. Good VR. Accurate AF

It is as they say, soft towards 300mm. Somewhat large

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: BobHartmannPhotography (

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR


favorite lens for portraiture, outdoor sports, nature and wildlige.

Light, F8 great images. Great value for the price

The image stabilization could be better. At 250mm+ sharpness fades

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: henrytan80 (

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR


Got it in a used pristine condition at a very good bargain price. Those who're on budget but still wanted a good solid sharp tele lens, this is the one u should go for. Trust me, it's far better than the 55-200mm. The extra 100mm truly given u an extra...

Solid built, good glass, very fast focusing as claimed by all reviews, used unit price is not as expensive, VR is excellent

It's very heavy. End result for low light is abit "darker" than expected. Image result is "softer" on 300mm but still acceptable

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Amateur666 (

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR


A half-decent telezoom for amateurs.Why the hell hasn´t Nikon put the Af motor found in this one to some of their optically brilliant primes?

Very fast AF acquisition. Excellent image quality up to 135mm. Very good to 200mm

Bad image quality at 300mm. Too expensive for what it is

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Gianfranco (

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR


A very good VR-equipped medium priced tele-zoom lens, relatively lightweight and compact.

Very good image quality from 70 to 200mmVRCompact and lightweight compared to pro lensesVery good price/performance ratio

Slow, especially at 300mmSoft above 200mmAF struggles at 300mm

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: scaryloud (

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR


Great lens... just wish it was a stop faster, but I still do love the lens.

almost no barrel or pincushion distortion. Image quality is awesome to about 250mm. Solid feel and good weight to size ratio... doesn't feel cheap and doesn't give my neck a crick

a little slow on the short focal length end. Would have been nice to see f/3.5 vs 4.5. Images tend to be soft at 300mm

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Greytata (

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR


Despite being a slow lens, it is a great lens for the price. i was considering to buy a faster f/2.8 Sigma 70-200 last generation, but when I compare the resolution figures for the same apertures and focal lenghts, it makes me think twice.Even if I buy...

Great lens, image quality is superb from 70-200 focal length. Very efective VR

IQ at 300, slow (f/4.5)

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Pictureted (

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR


Perfect addition to 16-85 for compact travel kit.

Small size, fast AF, VR, great zoom range and excellent optical performance for 70-200+but not 300. As you approach the long end optical performance suffers (why I got a 300/4 AF-S), but for a travel zoom and compliment to my beloved 16-85 this lens is...

IQ at 300

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: kjp (

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR


Good for amateur, pretty good for a semi proNo regrets with my NIKON D300Next step , may be 70-200 2,8 VRII /NIKON D3 : another world

Good to very good sharpness into the range 70-200Ideal for portrait between 70 and 120 mm (APS-C), even at max apperture.Good stab VR, fast and accute AF-S

Sharpness and CA pretty bad if > 200 mmNeed training to get good results with VR and AF-S

Oct, 2010