Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens Review at the photography Blog

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens Review at the photography Blog

Zoltan Arva-Toth tests the lens on a Nikon D7000 Dslr body:

​"When compared to the superzoom competition, the Nikon 18-300mm lens certainly holds its own. Centre sharpness is generally adequate to good, approaching very good levels at certain zoom settings. The borders and especially the corners tend to be soft but improve upon stopping down (to varying degrees, depending on focal length). Vignetting is fairly well controlled except at 18mm f/3.5, where the corners are approximately 2 stops darker than the centre of the frame, assuming an evenly illuminated scene. Chromatic aberrations and geometric distortions are relatively strong, but both can be

corrected in software, or in-camera. In terms of maximum magnification, the lens's performance is better than advertised; although the sharpness of your macro shots leaves something to be desired.

One area where the Nikon 18-300mm f3.5-5.6 VR lens is clearly better than the competition is auto focus speed. While you should not expect performance on the same level as the pro zooms, the lens is definitely capable of keeping moving targets in focus if paired with a capable camera body. Another competitive advantage is the ability to simply grab the focus ring at any time to manually fine-tune focus, even when the focus mode switch is in the M/A position. In addition, the lens also features Nikon's second-generation Vibration Reduction technology complete with Active and Normal modes, which work well."

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