Review of Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

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Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM (short for Nikon 70-300 VR) is the classic telephoto zoom lens for Nikon FX full-frame cameras. Such zooms are in great demand for a wide range of photographic tasks. In 2006, Nikon 70-300 VR replaced the older model. Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D and for some time it was produced along with an add-on lens Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6G. At the time of writing this review (summer 2015), the Nikon 70-300 VR is the only manufactured native telephoto lens of its kind. I think the Nikon 70-300 VR is the best option for anyone who does not want to mess with the more expensive and heavy professional class telephoto lenses of the 70 (80) -200 / 2.8.

All Original Similar Nikon FX Telephoto Lenses

Below is a list of all Nikon Nikkor telephoto lenses without high aperture and with auto focus support:

  1. Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm 1: 4, 1986-1987
  2. Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm 1:4-5.6, 1987-1993
  3. Nikon AF Nikkor 75-300mm 1:4.5-5.6, 1989-1998
  4. Nikon AF Nikkor 80-200mm 1:4.5-5.6D, 1991-1999
  5. Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm 1:4-5.6D, 1993-2000
  6. Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 70-180mm 1: 4.5-5.6D ED, 1997-2005
  7. Nikon AF Nikkor 75-240mm 1:4.5-5.6D, 1999-2000
  8. Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4-5.6D ED, 1998-2006
  9. Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4-5.6G, from 2000 to 2014, black or silver
  10. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4.5-5.6G ED VR IF SWM, from 2006 to 2017
  11. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1: 4G ED SWM VR IF N Nano Crystal Coat, from 2012 to the present day
  12. Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4.5-5.6E VR ED, from 2017 to the present day

The names of the lenses are indicated according to their spelling on the case.

Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Main technical characteristics of Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM:

Review Instance Name Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM Ø 67 made in Thailand US2603898
Basic properties
  • FX (for Nikon FX) - lens designed for Nikon FX full-frame cameras
  • AF-S (built in Auto Focus motor) - built-in focusing motor
  • G (Gelded) - no aperture control ring, focus distance transmission to the camera
  • ED (Extra-low Dispersion) - the use of special low-dispersion elements in the optical scheme
  • SWM (Silent wave motor) - silent wave (ultrasonic) focusing motor
  • IF (Internal focusing) - internal focusing
  • M / A (autofocus with manual override) - automatic focus mode with manual focus priority
  • SIC (Nikon Super Integrated Coating) - special integrated enlightenment of optics
  • VR (Vibration Reduction with Normal / Active modes) - built-in image stabilizer with two modes of operation
  • Rubber basket (Rubber lens mount seal) - dustproof and waterproof mount seal
Front Filter Diameter 67 mm, plastic thread for filters
Focal length 70-300 mm, EGF for Nikon DX cameras is 105-450 mm
Zoom ratio 4.3 x
Designed by for digital cameras Nikon FX
Number of aperture blades 9 rounded petals
Labels focusing distance in meters and feet, focal lengths for 70, 100, 135, 200, 300 mm, bayonet mount mark, hood mount mark, mark for working in the infrared spectrum
Diaphragm 70 mm from F / 4.5 to F / 32. At 300 mm from F / 5.6 to F / 40. The lens does not have an aperture ring (G - lens type)
MDF (minimum focusing distance) 1.5 m over the entire range of focal lengths, maximum magnification ratio 1: 4
The weight 745 g
Optical design 17 elements in 12 groups. The circuit includes 2 low dispersion element (shown in yellow in the optical diagram). The presence of such elements is indicated on the case with the abbreviation 'ED'. The red frame indicates the lenses included in the stabilizer.Optical design nikon 70-300 vrThe image of the optical circuit is clickable.
Lens hood Nikon HB-36
Manufacturer country Made in thailand
Period From August 9, 2006 to July 11, 2017. Subsequently replaced by Nikon VR ED AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6E.
Instruction (multilingual) Download, mirror 1
Price

In 2012, a more advanced model of this telephoto lens came out - Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1: 4G ED SWM VR IF Nano Crystal Coat.

Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Assembly

All Nikon 70-300 VR lenses come from Thailand. To the touch the lens is quite pleasant and weighty, its weight is a little more than 700 grams. On cameras Nikon D700 и Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro its weight does not cause any discomfort.

Nikon 70-300 VR uses 67 mm standard filters. The zoom ring is very wide, rubberized and comfortable, it’s much more convenient to rotate it than, say, the model Nikon 28-300mm 1: 3.5-5.6G VR... The focusing ring is plastic. Nikon 70-300 VR has metal bayonet mount. Almost the entire outer rim of the case is made of plastic. The retractable frame of the case consists of one section and is quite durable to the touch. As for the amateur lens, the Nikon 70-300 VR has good build quality. At one time, I used the Nikon 70-300 VR for a year, and at the same time, the lens did not begin to suffer from the spontaneous extension of its trunk.

There is a mark on the case for quick installation of the hood. The lens uses a plastic hood HB-36, which is fixed in special grooves located near the front lens of the lens. The hood can be installed in the opposite direction for transportation. In this position, it is somewhat inconvenient to use the zoom. While changing the focal length, the lens hood moves with the trunk of the lens.

On the bayonet side, the lens has a special rubber gasket, which serves to protect the lens from dust and moisture. On official sources, accurate confirmation that the Nikon 70-300 VR is a dustproof and waterproof lens cannot be found. At the same time, I am inclined to believe that because of this rubber seal, the lens still has at least some basic dust protection.

When changing the focal length, the rear lens moves in the middle of the lens body like a pump - it draws in and pushes out air. This behavior of the rear lens is called 'vacuum cleaner effect', which can increase the amount of dust that accumulates in the camera. It is funny that when zooming from 70 to 100 mm, the rear lens does not move, the movement occurs only in the range from 100 to 300 mm.

Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Diaphragm

Diaphragm lens consists of 9 rounded petalsthat form a smooth hole. The aperture range is available from F / 4.5-5.6 to F / 32-F / 40. Unfortunately, compared to the previous version of the lens - Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D, the new Nikon 70-300 VR has lost some of its aperture and now uses F / 4.5 instead of F / 4, which is about 1.27 less.

There are marks with a focal length on the zoom ring, the following is a list with the minimum numbers F available for these marks:

  • 70 mm - F / 4.5
  • 100 mm - F / 4.5
  • 135 mm - F / 4.8
  • 200 mm - F / 5.3
  • 300 mm - F / 5.6
Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Stabilizer

The Nikon 70-300 VR has a VR stabilizer (Vibration Reduction), which according to the instructions can compensate up to 4 stops by shutter speed. In numerical terms, this means that you can shoot at shutter speeds 16 times longer than what a lens without a stabilizer requires. The stabilization system of the Nikon 70-300 VR refers to second generation (VR II).

The instructions for the Nikon 70-300 VR lens indicate 4 stops (Nikon measurements), and on the official website only 2.5 stops (measured by CIPA). In any case, the stabilizer works well.

To enable / disable the stabilizer on the lens there 'VR ON / OFF' switch. There is a 'Normal / Active' switch to select a mode. The stabilizer can operate in two modes: 'Normal' and 'Active'.

  • 'Normal' mode designed for most scenes and avoids movement when camera shake. Theoretically, the 'Normal' mode can still track the movement of the camera to create panoramas.
  • Active Mode most suitable for shooting when the camera can not only shake, but also move in different directions. Most often, it is advised to use this mode when shooting in motion.

I managed to take pictures of stationary objects, without blur and hard work, at 300 mm focal length and 1/40 second. The stabilizer works well, but it does not compare with the stabilizer in newer models, such as Nikon 70-200 / 4G.

When the stabilizer is working, the image in the viewfinder can jerk, this is due to the methodology of the vibration reduction system, which tries to keep the picture without stirring, but when the lens deviates greatly from the 'target', the stabilizer abruptly switches to a new scene. During its operation, the stabilizer creates a barely audible hum.

Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Focusing

Nikon 70-300 VR focuses quietly enough thanks to 'SWM'-motor (Silent Wbird Motor - quiet wave motor) and refers to the lens'AF-S'type (with built-in motor focusing), and therefore it will automatically focus on any Nikon digital SLR camera.

The minimum focusing distance is 1.5 meters, while you can shoot Macro with 1: 4.5 magnification. Nikon Nikon 70-300 VR has a window with a scale of distances in meters and feet. There is no IPIG scale, but there is a mark for 70 mm focal length for working in the infrared spectrum. In the instructions, you can find deviations during photography in the infrared spectrum and for other values ​​of the focal length.

Nikon 70-300 VR focuses fast. Focusing speed does not cause any complaints, although inferior to more expensive lenses. On cameras Nikon D700 and and Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro the lens focuses tenaciously (does not lose objects from the zone of sharpness). Only sometimes, at 300 mm of focal length, the lens and camera try to refocus.

During focusing, the front and rear lenses remain stationary, as the lens uses internal focusthat is indicated on the case by the letters'IF'-'Internal Focus' - 'Inner Focus'. During zooming, the front lens leans forward but does not rotate. Thus, it is possible to use any filters without problems, for example polarizing or gradient.

On the lens housing you can find focus switch 'M / A - M'. In the 'M / A' position, auto focus works with constant manual focus priority. The 'M / A' mode is very convenient and useful - for manual focusing or focus correction, you do not need to additionally switch the lens to the 'M' mode. As soon as you start focusing manually using the 'M / A' mode, the auto focus is immediately turned off, and the lens continues to listen to your hands until you press the focus activation button again.

The focus ring rotates to 180 degreesManual focus is easy.

Nikon 70-300 VR suffers greatly from the 'Focus Breathing' effect - changing the viewing angle when focusing.

Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Compatibility and Features

The lens will work correctly at all Nikon digital SLR cameras.

When using the built-in flash, especially with the lens hood installed, photos may have a black shadow.

The EGF of the lens for Nikon DX cameras is 105-450 mm. An analogue of the Nikon 70-300 VR for Nikon DX cameras can be considered Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm 1: 4-5.6G ED VR IF SWM and Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm 1: 4-5.6G ED VR II. This Nikon 70-300 VR works wonderfully on cropped cameras and does not cause any particular inconvenience due to EFR recalculation. In the case of telephoto lenses crop factor Nikon DX cameras in most cases only benefit.

A list of all Nikon DX series lenses can be found. here. The optical design of all Nikon DX lenses can be viewed here.

Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Who should use such a lens?

The lens is suitable for everyone to shoot from afar. Due to the fact that the Nikon 70-300 VR is weak aperture, you can shoot moving objects only in good light. The stabilizer does not help when shooting moving objects, it only compensates for the jitter and movement of the camera and lens. With the Nikon 70-300 VR, you can easily capture wildlife. The lens is suitable for anyone who needs a good telephoto lens.

If you need an even longer telephoto lens, you can look at an old, but not very expensive Nikon ED AF VR-Nikkor 80-400mm 1: 4.5-5.6D Vibration Reduction.

Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Image quality

In general, the Nikon 70-300 VR creates a pretty high-quality picture.

On open apertures, the lens is sharp in the center in the range of 70-200 mm, in the range of 200-300 mm, the sharpness is slightly worse. Also noticeable drop in sharpness at the corners and edges. If you cover the aperture, the sharpness becomes a level higher.

Chromatic aberrations well fixed. Also, the freezing is well corrected (the color of the contrast zones of blur in green and purple). Visually, in real photos, distortion it’s hard to notice, at the same time, the Nikon 70-300 VR is still small distortion there is. The lens behaves well in side and backlight, which is not surprising for a dark zoom lens

Nikon 70-300 VR blurs the background well when shooting portraits and has a nice hips. Boke even on covered diaphragms it remains quite pleasant.

Nikon 70-300 sample photo

Example photo on Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

You can download RAW source files at this link (26 files in the '.RAF' format, 354 MB). All photos are on-camera JPEG. All photos were shot on Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro without using a hood.

Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

My experience

I tried all the native budget autofocus telephoto lenses for full-size cameras (everything except Nikon AF Nikkor 75-240mm 1: 4.5-5.6D) and I think that the Nikon 70-300 VR is the best among them, although it costs much more than its brothers without an image stabilizer .

If there is no money for the Nikon 70-300 VR, then among the low-end counterparts deserves due attention Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D и Tamron LD DI AF 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6 Tele-Macro (1: 2)as well as a good but more expensive Tamron DI SP 70-300mm F / 4-5.6 VC USD A005NII.

 

Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Prices

Real prices for Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM lens see here, or in the price block below:

All 70-300 Class Full Frame Lenses with Stabilizer

Sigma

Tamron

Canon (EF, EF-S)

Nikon (F, FX)

Sony (E, FE)

The names of the lenses are indicated according to the inscription on their body.


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Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

And a few more examples for the full frame:

All shot on Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM. Photos in the gallery without processing.

Sizes of Nikon AF Nikkor 28-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6D and Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

dimensions Nikon AF Nikkor 28-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6D and Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

Results

Nikon 70-300 VR is a good telephoto lens, the best of its kind. Perfect for Nikon FX and Nikon DX cameras.

UPDATE: On July 11, 2017, a replacement for this lens was introduced in the face Nikon VR ED AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6E.

The material was prepared by Arkady Shapoval. My Youtube channeland Radozhiva's group on Facebook и VK.

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Comments: 510, on the topic: Review of Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR IF SWM

  • Alexander

    Good afternoon! I watched such a lens today - I wanted to buy it from my hands. In excellent condition, not frayed, has no scratches. It was embarrassing that having gently shaken he heard that there was something inside - or was it his “insides” that played like that? In addition, I noticed that the front lens inside the lens tilts in the direction I tilt the lens - is this normal or not? Didn't buy, maybe this is an individual feature of this lens?

    • Denis

      does the lens deflect? this is an optical illusion

    • Sergey

      I have such glass. If you shake it well, then, indeed, there is a sound as if something is pounding inside. All lenses are fixed when the lens is tilted.

    • Michael

      When shaking, the stabilizer dangles. This is normal

  • Alexander

    Arkady, how can you advise a TV set under Nick without the effect of a vacuum cleaner (in the low and middle price categories, excluding Jupiter 21)?

  • Anatoly

    Everyone is good as a not very expensive telephoto. But there are nuances. I don’t know, maybe such a coincidence, but two of my friends and I had a stabilizer out of order in two or three years. The intensity of use is medium. First, it starts to turn on every other time, then once out of five, and so on increasing until complete failure.
    There is no sense in repairing (expensive and no guarantee). Very sorry. I, of course, left it - let it be in stock, and bought for a report from the new series Tamron 18-400 (5 years warranty). While I am satisfied with everything, I would not say that he is much inferior to Nikon in terms of the image (and even better in color), but in terms of convenience, there is no price.
    Yesterday, in a conversation with another amateur photographer, he complained that the stabilizer on his Nikon 70-300 is already maturing ...
    This is such sadness.

    • Artem

      I confirm. On my stub I was bent in less than a year, the shootings were quite a bit 10-15.

      • anonym

        According to the instructions, turn off the power of the camera before detaching the lens. A feature of Nikon lenses with a stabilizer is the possible breakdown of the stabilizer if the power is turned off incorrectly.

      • BB

        On my stub alive, offhand mileage> 50k. I try to turn off the power when changing optics, but sometimes I forget.

        • anonym

          I wrote that "possible." I, too, are all right, although there have been cases of such errors with power. A greater chance of getting a malfunction during the operation of this stabilizer, that is, if the power is turned off at the moment when the stabilization system makes adjustments and the servo moves.

    • Sergei

      When carrying and storing it is recommended to turn off the stabilizer (engine) and the lens will serve you for a long time and efficiently.

  • Dmitriy

    I conducted such an experiment: on a Nikon 3100 with a tripod in M ​​mode, a lens of 70-300 at f70 took a picture (theoretically this is f105 at DX). Then I changed it to an 18-105 lens and shot the same thing on f105 (theoretically this is f70 FX). And compared the photos on a laptop. It turned out that the pictures did not correspond to the crop of 1,5, and only by experiment it turned out that f70 (70-300) corresponds to f80 (18-105). Why is that?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Because focal length is a physical quantity and it does not depend on what the lens is for DX. The rule is simple - on a cropped camera, the EGF is recalculated always and for all lenses without any exceptions.
      That’s why 70mm in 70-300 gives EFG 105mm and 70mm in 18-105 on 70mm gives EGF 105mm. If we put 70-300 on a full frame and 18-105 on a full frame, but at 70mm their viewing angles will be the same, only from 18-105 the edges of the frame will be dark due to the fact that it is not designed to work with full-frame cameras . This question is the most frequent in almost any forum.

      • Dmitriy

        Thanks Arkady.

  • Dmitriy

    Arkady, explain, if you put this lens on a DX camera, then at the long end of 300 mm (EGF = 450 mm) it will be f5.6. In comparison with another, more expensive (104 tr) lens AF-S 80-400 4.5 - 5.6, when using it already on the FX camera at the long end, we get almost the same focal (400) and aperture (5.6) and that same shooting angle as 70-300. So in the end, if these photos are completely the same (400, 5.6, angle), can you get by with the cheaper 70-300 in conjunction with the DX?

    • anonym

      Tell me, have you read somewhere that without 400 / 5.6 you can’t live and shoot? The difference between 400 and 450 equivalent focal length is practically not visible, it’s better to shoot anyway by closing the aperture. Naturally, a lens with a maximum focal length of 400 by 300 will give a picture better than 300 by 300, but who will distinguish it? You can do even 55-300 until the experience comes.

      • Dmitriy

        I wanted to say, is the manufacturer really not accounting, because it’s cheaper to buy a DX camera in conjunction with 70-300 than to give 104 rubles for 000-80

        • Valery A.

          Following your logic, it is cheaper and more reasonable to take an ultrazoom with an EGF of 1200mm, and the whole world is in your pocket. There are those who want to take a Bentley, etc., and not a grant, etc. Who has a fuss, who can carry the president.

  • Sergei

    I wanted to buy a new 70-300mm, but today it turned out to be a problem - there aren’t exactly those cats that you describe on sale. I would like to read about the news in these ranges of 70-400 for my “old man” D50, although, of course, I’m thinking about replacing the “7000” cat. It will be possible to purchase. Personally, I prefer “7000”, but I probably can’t find new ones anymore. I have a biased attitude. I will be pleased to get to know your new materials about NICON AVAILABLE PHOTO TECHNOLOGY Regards, Sergey Postnikov, Tula.

    • Alexander

      I want to sell such a lens (new) + lens hood + case + spare cover + there is a filter on it (new) not a single scratch

      • BB

        If only the country would be designated :)
        Well, the price will not hurt (I personally do not need it, I have one and one is enough)

  • Sergei

    Tell me what to take it or Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6E VR ED if I have d7200 Which is sharper? and where is the Nikon AF-P 70-300mm review? is he generally good?

  • Michael

    With the carcass, D4 shot without grease at 300mm at 1/15 /, which was repeatedly shown to professional photographers.

  • anonym

    Hello, I apologize. I looked at the photos from this lens at all the focal points, the sharpness is not impressive. I took 21m pictures from Jupiter much sharper.

    • Vitaly N

      Is it worth comparing zoom and fix?

      • Michael

        Watching what

      • Igor

        I don't know what the reason is - is that the pixel is large on the D700 or the glass is like that - but the sharpness is like a fix. This is the only zoom - the rest I have only fixes - 20mm 50mm 90mm. Such things, I myself counted on a slightly worse result.

      • Igor

        Maybe a little inferior to my Makrik Tamron 90 / 2.8 I did not expect, but this is a fact, I am very picky about quality

        • Arkady Shapoval

          This is good

          • Igor

            It is wonderful!!!

          • Igor

            I sold my first nikon D7000 DSLR after I tried a 5MP CCD sensor, namely the nikon D50. Whatever they say, but 50 is better than 7000. The colors are really awesome !!!

            • koba

              Dear, the D50 does not have a 5-megapixel sensor, but the same as in the D6 and some other cameras. It really gives excellent results, but the D40 is the best among them, it works more stable and gives even better results. All those 40-megapixel matrices were great, they were used by Pentax, and those cameras are even now priced. By the way, so far the price of the D6 is two times higher than the D40, which now costs about $ 50.

            • Taras

              Complete nonsense. There are a lot of comparisons where no one can distinguish a photo from a CCD matrix and CMOS! Feel free to voice these nostalgic and romantic thoughts about the mega-natural colors of old matrices here.

              • Valery A.

                Do not distinguish and do not need. No, the colors are not natural, but, rather, embellished - strives to paint reality.

      • Stas

        Well, of course, Jupiter 500 years ago is sharper))) and the pinhole camera is generally a razor.

  • Igor

    Arkady, recently bought this second-hand TV set in excellent condition for 12t. for your D700. I'm just delighted, I just freak out - sharpness, stab, - for this I would have 20 tons. did not regret it.

    • BB

      If rubles, then cheap

  • ebel

    Congratulations to me brothers! Yesterday I got myself a nikon d800 camera! I tried to attach this lens to it in the store, I didn’t like it, the picture turned out to be very noisy (and this is on the iso 800), the font is blurry, and there is no striking sharpness at all

    • Denis

      noise on iso depends on the camera
      perhaps your new camera has back or front focus again, so everything is blurry

  • Boris

    Hello! I want to purchase a Nikon D-3300 lens from Nikon AF-P DX 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G ED VR, some experts say that to fully work with it you need FIRMWARE, is that so? If so, how and where can this be done?

    • Denis

      firmware is needed so that it is possible to turn off the stabilizer from the menu
      It is on the site of Nikon

  • Andrei

    It is believed that the predecessor of this lens is better in terms of sharpness due to the lack of an additional optical group (for the implementation of the stabilizer).
    Who was able to compare them, tell me, is this so?
    Thanks to all who responded.

  • Alim

    Which nikon models fits the above lens

    • Arkady Shapoval

      To all digital SLR cameras, as well as to all mirrorless cameras through the corresponding original adapter

      • Ivan

        I would add to the latest Nikon film cameras, too.

      • Alim

        Thanks for the answer. But I have a nikon d 3000 without built-in autofocus. thanks

        • Arkady Shapoval

          so what that d3000.
          This 70-300 vr is equipped with a SWM motor and will work even on the d3000 :) without any other options

      • Alim

        Thanks for the answer. But I have a nikon d 3000 without built-in autofocus. will the lens work thanks

        • Arkady Shapoval

          Yes, I’ve been answering you for the third time that everything will work, including automatic focusing :)

  • Alexander

    And for the Nikon D3100, this lens is suitable.?

    • BB

      Suitable for any Nikon SLR camera. Even for film with Nikon F mount

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Yes, it does.

    • Victor

      What kind of people. Written in black and white - it will work on ALL Nikon cameras, no, they still ask again 10 times.

  • pasha

    I have a D5300. I wanted to buy Nikon AF-P DX 70-300mm 1: 4.5-6.3G ED VR. Now I doubt it. Tell me which one is still better to take? Thanks!

    • Ivan

      What confuses you about the AF-P DX version? It is fully compatible with your D5300. At the same time, it is almost two times lighter and much smaller in size. The stepper motor has advantages in focusing - it is silent (good for video shooting) and focuses quickly and without deviation - immediately. Watch this video review, here the difference between AF-P and AF-S focusing is very clearly shown in the test: https://youtu.be/3dujdiHBwYM

    • notapic

      AF-P will be shorter than the AF-S version (as the first for DX), 300 mm will be 6.3 instead of 5.6, but in return there will be very good stabilization and focus, much better than the AF-S version

      • Alex

        Already a hundred times Arkady wrote (and not only he)
        "Arkady Shapoval
        09.12.2018/18/13 at XNUMX:XNUMX Reply
        Because focal length is a physical quantity and it does not depend on what the lens is for DX. The rule is simple - on a cropped camera, the EGF is recalculated always and for all lenses without any exceptions.
        Therefore, 70mm for 70-300 gives an EGF of 105mm and 70mm for 18-105 for 70mm gives an EFR of 105mm. If we set 70-300 for full frame and 18-105 for full frame, but at 70mm they will have the same viewing angles, only from 18-105 the edges of the frame will be dark due to the fact that it is not designed to work with full-frame cameras ... This question is the most frequent on almost any forum. ”

  • Alex

    Here is what I want to ask: it is possible to take Sigma 50-500, the newer one, with a stabilizer. But it is more expensive than this 70-300 and the quality of the mechanics is clearly worse. Therefore, who faced, perhaps, does not make it difficult to suggest a more optimal choice? A TV set is needed, there are no funds for expensive type 70-200 / 2.8.

    • Ivan

      For which camera?

  • Glory

    Hello! Which of the budget and long can you choose for sports? (D7500)

    • Arkady Shapoval

      How long is it? Around 70-300 or more than 300mm?

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