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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Lens

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The image stabiliser included on this optic promises to allow hand-held shooting at shutter speed up to four stops slower than would be possible without. Also, being an optical system means that the viewfinder image is also stabilised, enabling more accurate autofocus acquisition and framing. Nikon's sales literature claims it recognizes when it's attached to a tripod, yet the instructions suggest turning off VR when on a tripod. I’m surprised to see how well the lens does at 105mm – all corners look pretty sharp with no difference between the crops. Extra-low Dispersion lens elements: The use of Extra-low Dispersion (ED) lens elements is designed to eliminate chromatic aberration and other unsightly colour fringing effects.

Lens Hood is so badly constructed with a thin layer of plastic that it feels it's going to get torn apart at any moment if something comes at it, it's still useful though. pincushion distortion has replaced the barrelling, which may become noticeable when straight lines are paramount. The lens is not claimed to be weatherproof but there is a rubber seal around the lens mount that should provide basic dust protection.So for discrete shooting you can set up the shot in an instant and camera focusing won’t disturb sensitive subjects like wildlife.

The blue column represents readings from the centre of the picture frame at the various apertures and the green is from the edges. It fills a gap in Nikon's lens line up giving DX camera owners the popular 300mm focal without leaving a gap after the 18-55mm kits lenses provided with most of Nikon's entry-level SLRs. The optical formula comprises 17 lens elements arranged in 11 groups, including 2 ED glass elements and one high-refractive-index element. The Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR delivers a 35mm full-frame equivalent field of view and stands out due to its small size and weather-resistant build. High Refractive Index glass: Glass with a high refractive index (HRI) transmits light more efficiently and works to eliminate spherical aberration, a distortion effect in which the edges of an image can appear less sharp than the centre area.A zoom lens that's packed with features offering added quality and convenience, the Nikon 55 300 mm VR is a great choice of lens for social and sporting events. HD Digital Frame is a great way to put your portfolio on display and a great way to surface forgotten memories. This value is achieved when: DX-format lenses are attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position. I haven't tested the 55-200mm or 70-300mm lenses yet, so I wouldn't be able to comment from a performance perspective. Nikon’s exclusive second generation Vibration Reduction system (VR II) enables steady hand-held shooting at all focal lengths.

Zooming in/out was a little jerky and not very smooth on my lens sample, but it probably does get better overtime. Just like the 55-200mm VR, it is designed to be used with the Nikon 18-55mm DX VR kit lens to provide expanded focal range for telephoto shots. This product has been thoroughly tested by our team of photographers and we are happy to give a 6 month warranty as a result. As with all consumer zooms that pump in and out, never bang the front of the lens because it will be easy to break the internal plastic zoom mechanism.

If your camera is set to the right light conditions it copes as well in poor light as any of the others I have. The lens was designed to be a significant upgrade to the 55-200mm VR, released in 2007, by adding 100mm of focal length and using VR II (vibration reduction). You may have other reasons you want a long zoom, but I'm not sure that portraits would be a justification for this upgrade. that means you can fill the frame with something as small as 2-1/4 x 3-1/3 inches (55 x 85mm), from 4.

Engage with our used photography equipment partner MPB in a forum dedicated to giving members the opportunity to feedback their experiences or seek advice. The compact dimensions and weather sealed, lightweight construction of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4. This is quite normal for this type of a lens and most other consumer zoom lenses also extend out when zoomed in. The Nikon 55-300mm VR DX feels almost as nice as Nikon's serious amateur lenses like the 28-300mm VR and 16-35mm VR.A circular clip on hood is provided with the lens to help shield the front element from any extraneous light. If you can live without the 300mm focal length, but not with the gap, then Nikon's 55-200mm AF-S VR may fit the bill. Acceptable condition - Scratches visible when holding the device 30 centimeters away and perceptible to the touch.

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