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Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR : Specifications and Opinions


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

The Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR is a superzoom lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 2010. The focus is done by Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM), it has image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 877 €;
64 users have given it an average vote of 9.1 out of 10.


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This lens is available with the following mounts:

Nikon F: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Nikon.



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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   28-300 mm
 Angle of view   75.4 - 8.3°
 Format   FF, APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/3.5-5.6
 Aperture blades   9
 Lenses/Groups   19 elements in 14 groups
 Min. focus distance   0.50 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.32x

 Features
 Zoom type   Ring, external
 Stabilization   Yes (built in lens)
 Focus   Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM)
 Internal AF   Yes
 Full Time MF   Yes

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   No
 Extenders   No
 Filters   77 mm
 Lens hood   Yes, supplied
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   800 g
 Dimensions   83 x 115 mm
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avatarsupporter
sent on April 19, 2015

Pros: Range, sharpness

Cons: None - I understood what it was and accepted the trade offs!

Opinion: Great travel lens. When I want to travel really light, I can take a FF with this lens and one other (wider), and that's it. It produces good results for most things and for most shooting situations. Obviously, it is not a prime, nor a pro-grade zoom. However, it is really a nice tool to have available for certain situations. Mine is sharp and the VR works very well. I never hesitate to use this lens, and it is actually pretty rugged.

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avatarjunior
sent on May 08, 2020

Pros: Versatile and "sincere"

Cons: no one taken into account is a "all-rounder"

Opinion: I use it on D800 which has a very "bad" sensor with possibly incompetent targets. That said the 28-300mm does not excel in sharpness, does not excel in aberration, does not excel in distortion and vignette, and is not even Flash Gordon in the AF with subject that moves, but...................... it's always good! This is the value of this zoom, it never slips down and always manages to make you take a good photo or in the worst case lets you correct in post-production the problems. A little advice; from 200mm to 300mm always look for the F/8>F/11 and it will never betray you, and when possible turn off the VR so that it is more "faithful"! In summary with him I take 50/60% of all my photos with D800 and I enjoy instigate it on the 1V3 turning it into a 75.6mm-810mm capable of sports-action photos and capable of focusing at 30.5cm with ambient light! It would be nice if it were an F/2.8-4.5 but............. I think it would cost more than twice as much.............

avatarjunior
sent on August 24, 2019

Pros: Unexpected quality and undeniable versatility.

Cons: In its design and usage context, none.

Opinion: For me, this lens is really good. You have to understand that you have on your hands a pushed zoom that covers from the wide angle to the canvas and whose quality (considering what it does) is excellent. In addition, compared to other zooms, it is compact and lighter. If you necessarily need 2.8 and higher performance, there's obviously more. VR helps a lot. I wouldn't relegate it to the too simplistic category of "all-rounder - go away light" because on digital the yield is very satisfying.

avatarsupporter
sent on December 22, 2018

Pros: Unparalleled versatility. High performance, sharpness and excellent image quality for the type of lens. VR system at times of incredible efficiency. Also excellent on DX machine. Fast Autofocus and generally efficient. A must for every photographic output and especially for a trip, paired maybe to a small bright prime when it gets dark. Even the bokeh is not bad for the type of lens.

Cons: Limits, defects and aberrations characteristics of the category (but much can be corrected via software in Post, when not directly from the firmware of the machine). In particular a certain softness species at the angles and the edges with open diaphragms and particularly over the 135 mm. Even the 28 are sometimes a bit soft (but respond well to sharpening in Post). On some occasions, heavy vignetting with circular banding of the sky, impossible to eliminate altogether in Post. High weight, high cost (but you pay quality and versatility and in the end agrees). Better to change definitely lens if you shoot at night freehand.

Opinion: This lens, with me from the 2012, is literally my "workhorse". I always take it in almost every photographic output, independently of the machine (at the moment I have a D800 and a D5600) and, knowing its limits, always has great satisfactions. Even better then since the post-production Software has evolved to the point that really reduce the flaws. It's particularly fun, and has even better performance (it will look weird) on DX machine! Lets get to well 450 mm equivalent, it's even more sharp than not on FX machine, and all in all the 42 mm starting equivalents are acceptable as "wide" if you get used to making 10 steps back... The VR system is sometimes amazing, and I get several perfectly sharp shots at 1/15 and even at 1/10 to 450 mm equivalent!! Everything worked beautifully even with the D3200 I had for a year in 2012/3. Basically I had thrown on one side the 18-55 VR kit (which was half-crap, maybe I had a failed!) and I always wanted to attack the 28-300. I have serious problems right with some heavy vignetting to Tele, which ruin the sky giving circular banding impossible to remove even with the best Raw converter, but only happens on some shots. The lens is contraindicated in the dark freehand. The VR, which works wonders, does not do enough if it is just dark, and it is easy to find with soft photos or with the necessity of Sideral Iso, which then obviously hesitate in too much noise or too many details "planed" When you go to remove.

avatarsenior
sent on November 09, 2018

Pros: Focal hike, still good sharpness for prints also A2 on camera at 36 mpx, at closed diaphragms, is sharp enough for A3 prints even at open diaphragms, has efficient stabilization and AF fast enough.

Cons: Nothing, given the focal hike

Opinion: Optics Handyman par excellence, obviously unpretentious, I bought it to replace the 18-200 since I no longer use the Dx format. It is very sharp diaphragmed a bit, the stabilization works well, the AF is valid, all without excelling in anything but Especially without serious deficiencies. The use for light and non-demanding outputs, not to carry too much weight: does not betray, does its job reliably. The optics was taken new, was slightly disaxed, blurted a little ' on the right, I sent it to ltr for recalibration in the warranty, and came back calibrated very well, very good sharpness, have done a nice job. It deforms geometrically less than the Nikkor 24-70 f 2.8, and at closed diaphragms, towards F 6.3-F 8, in practice it has the same sharpness.




Photos taken with Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR

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